In Pictures: 15 amazing tech feats and world records

Not to be outdone by athletes at this summer’s Olympic games, techies have been setting some world records of their own of late.

Fastest chip

Need more compute speed? How about 8.429 GHz of CPU? AMD set the record for the highest frequency of a computer processor last year with its FX chip, breaking the previous record of 8.308 GHz. Don’t try this at home though: Researchers who set the record used liquid nitrogen to cool the chip after it reached temperatures of about 230 degrees.

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