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.

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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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