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Intel Ivy Bridge Processor Hits 7GHz Overclock Record 144

MojoKid writes "Renowned Overclocker HiCookie used a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H motherboard to achieve a fully validated 7.03GHz clock speed on an Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge processor. As it stands, that's the highest clockspeed for an Ivy Bridge CPU, and it required a steady dose of liquid nitrogen to get there. HiCookie also broke a record for the highest memory speed on an Ivy Bridge platform, pushing his G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2800 memory kit populated in four DIMM slots to 3,280MHz. Not for the faint of heart, the record breaking CPU overclock required that HiCookie pump 1.956V to the processor, according to his CPU-Z screenshot. The CPU multiplier was set at x63."
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Intel Ivy Bridge Processor Hits 7GHz Overclock Record

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  • Is that a joke? (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 31, 2012 @04:55PM (#40172547)

    Couldn't POWER CPUs do >5 GHz as their normal speed already a loong time ago? (Apart from being a much better architecture to begin with.)
    And didn't many people do 7GHz overclockings, using liquid nitrogen, over five years ago?
    How meaningless is a overclocking speed? It's like saying: Your Smart will go 400km/h... if only we run it as ten bazillion RPM. It's still a Smart!! And you will never get this in real life!
    This is damn close to fraud, to spread such bullshit so people get a false feeling of it being so fast.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 31, 2012 @04:57PM (#40172587)

    I don't think you really understand the purpose of this. He's not "running" anything, so it doesn't matter how many threads. An overclock like this is only done to say that it can be done and that you did it, it's not practical in any way shape or form. You would never try to run an actual application on this, odds are you couldn't maintain system stability for more than a few minutes, and even if you did the cooling and power requirements are well beyond reasonable.

  • by Jeng ( 926980 ) on Thursday May 31, 2012 @05:00PM (#40172637)

    This is not for practical use, it's just to one-up the last guy.

  • by Jeng ( 926980 ) on Thursday May 31, 2012 @05:55PM (#40173303)

    No, these with these types of overclocks you can normally only run the system long enough to run CPU-Z and get a screenshot. The majority of windows services are not running, only one CPU core is running, and you are cooling it with liquid nitrogen that tends to boil away rather quickly.

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