How far can you go on an overclocked processor? The highest number I heard of is 5 GHz. What if a processor can deliver the same clock rate out of the box and without overclocking? A new rumor suggests, AMD has something like this in mind.
According to Hexus.net, sources close to the matter have confirmed that AMD “will soon be releasing a super-FX chip.” The new CPU will be based on ‘Vishera’ architecture used in AMD FX-8350, which sports aclock speed of 4.2 GHz. The new processor is codenamed Centurion.
The Centurion will run at 5 GHz, out of the box. The voltage requirements and supporting hardware information haven’t been confirmed yet.
The Centurion will be made available in limited quantities. The price is set at $795.