Worth the Wait: Overclockers Push Ivy Bridge Chip Past 7GHz

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Raswan

Sustainable overclocks will be all over the place within weeks, so I'd rather read about the record. We all know it will be somewhere between twenty five and forty percent.

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JohnP

As far as I can find, the record for a Sandy Bridge CPU i7-2600K is 5.767 GHz. Having another 25% o/cing peak is no shabby feat. If my SB is stable at 4.4 GHz on air, 25% more would be around 5.5 GHz (BEFORE the 20% increase in efficiency between the IB and SB)
I doubt we should expect 5+ GHz on air with Ivy Bridge but it is nice to know that it does indeed have some serious headroom.
Now if they would only SELL the damn things...

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yammerpickle2

Big numbers are nice, but I agree that it is not really news as it is not practical for consumer or even a power user to use these cooling methods and settings.

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Slurpy

I love big numbers as much as everyone, but I would like to see OC records with sustainable methods, because I am sure as hell not adding dry ice or LN2 to my budget. Hell, with that you can even get a six year old Celeron up to 8.3 GHz.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2051354

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HiGHRoLLeR038

agreed. These records are made by disabling every performance setting on the chip. hyperthreading is off, and all cores save one are disabled as well. That's really awesome that the new ivy chip can reach 7GHz, but i wonder how high it can get on a Hydro cooler or an air cooler (with performance features left on)

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HiGHRoLLeR038

dupe.

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Captain_Steve

I concur with that statement. While it's nice to hear about how fast a chip could go theoretically, given enough money (this is Maximum PC after all); it would probably be more beneficial if we got reports of how far we could reasonably expect to push such parts in rigs that we would probably build.

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biggiebob12345

Also because Ln2 overclocking is a bit of a pony show. AMD got up to like 8 ghz or whatever on LN2 but Intel chips overclock way better under air and water.

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Kromix

did you say past 8GHz? no? ok...

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Danthrax66

Intel limits the max multiplier so it may be able to but you know they don't give a fuck because they beat AMD no matter what. Clock speed is largely bullshit between the two manufacturers architecture is more important.

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