CompUSA Hosts as AMD Breaks World Record for AMD Phenom TM II Processor Frequency

May 28th & June 3rd, 2009 by CompUSA

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) engineers, hosted by CompUSA, broke the overclocking world record for quad core x86 processor frequency at the at the Miami-Dadeland CompUSA retail store on May 26th. The team used liquid nitrogen and liquid helium cooling to reach 6.93 GHz on an AMD Phenom TM II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor, as measured using the CPU-Z utility.* The 6.93 GHz speed topped the previous world record for AMD Phenom II quad-core processors of 6.89 GHz.

The event, “Overclocking World-Record Breaking Attempt” was streamed live on ComputerTV (http://com.puter.tv) and simulcast to other CompUSA stores throughout the country. Two hundred serious technology enthusiasts and PC gamers witnessed the record breaking attempt in-person at the CompUSA store, while thousands more tuned in online.

“AMD, together with CompUSA and ComputerTV, made history at the Miami-Dadeland CompUSA store yesterday,” said Gilbert Fiorentino, Chief Executive of the Technology Products Group at Systemax, parent company of CompUSA. “At CompUSA we make history every day with our combination of low prices, unrivaled selection, and unbeatable customer support. We are also in the process of unfurling our revolutionary system, Retail 2.0, which puts the Web literally at arms’ length for shoppers, at all of our stores. Achieving the fastest-ever x86 computer processing speed is yet another notch in the belt for us as we continue to stay ahead of the technology curve in every respect. We plan to bring even more interactive events, like this one, to all our CompUSA stores in the future.”

Gamer Grub, the first performance snack formulated especially for gamers, helped fuel the event and was given out to all attending guests. Video and photos are available at http://com.puter.tv/amdrecord/.