AMD Phenom II Overclocked to 6.5GHz

By James Anderson •  Updated: 01/26/09 •  1 min read

During CES a group of overclockers with access to liquid nitrogen and liquid helium for the extra boost of coldness cools an AMD Phenom II X4 chip to -232 degrees Celsius. Once they got the chip cooled to this frigid temperature, they pushed the clock speed all the way up to 6.5GHz, which is a world record for a quad-core CPU and they dished out an astonishing 45,474 3DMark05 score!

Watch the video below to see how it was done and how history was made: