AMD was working on a new processor architecture code-named Bulldozer since long time. Bulldozer is something new and completely different micro architecture incorporating some innovative concepts we’ve never seen anywhere.
Mike Butler, AMD Fellow and Chief Architect of the Bulldozer core, gave the first detailed public exposition of Bulldozer on 24th August. Bulldozer is a monolithic dual core building block that supports two threads of execution. There are several benefits to users like greater scalability and predictability, advantage for multi-threaded workload without much loss on each thread. etc.
Today, AMD announced that they have invented worlds fastest processor chip based on Bulldozer architecture. The 8-core AMD FX desktop processor, when overclocked, achieved a top speed of 8.429 GHz breaking its previous record of 8.308 GHz. The AMD FX CPU is expected to be launched in fourth quarter of 2011.
The technology is evolving rapidly and powerful applications are developed to satisfy complex needs of users. Such applications needs powerful processors to unveil real performance. IBM just announced their plans about developing 1000 times faster processors.
Watch the following video to see how the new world record set.