Our own Matt Bidinger was at the AMD fabrication plant last week to see this new CPU unveiled.

Advanced Micro Devices announced today that it has broken the world record for the fastest clock speed for a PC microprocessor.

The new 8-core AMD FX desktop processor can be overclocked (or run beyond the usual specifications) to as much as 8.429 gigahertz.

While that’s impressive, it isn’t really practical. Most of the AMD chips will run at much slower speeds, and the new world record simply means that, with expensive cooling power, AMD’s enthusiast fans have been able to coax one chip to run that fast.

I think it means that the public will soon be able to create a computer so fast it will become a time machine!

Here's Matt's article on iNet sister forum: AMD Bulldozer Breaks CPU Frequency World Record