Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fastest PC of all? While the fastest PCs on the market are hitting 3 GHz, Tom's Hardware proudly adds another 1,000 MHz to the total. We can say without any exaggeration that our lab computer is a bundle of superlatives - P4 running at 4.1 GHz, dual DDR400 memory and a FSB speed of over 700 MHz (quad pumped). This ultimate performance has been achieved thanks to a modified Chip Con cooling system, a selected CPU, and the Granite Bay board in the form of the Asus P4G8X. The PC operates with a cooling temperature of at least minus 46 degrees Celsius - at lower CPU loads, a temperature as low as minus 52 degrees is possible.
Compared to overclocking with liquid hydrogen, where systems will only operate stably for a few minutes beyond 4000 MHz, our solution is perfectly suited for everyday use and can be used in a professional environment. This is proved in spectacular fashion by the 30 different benchmarks.
At this point there is only one thing left to say: the next Gigahertz barrier will come, sooner or later!
And what will the critics and the persistent grumblers do to break this record? It is only rarely that you get to really utilize the full potential of today's PC systems. But this fact was never up for discussion anyway.
- A Rocket In The Socket: The 4.1 GHz PC From Tom's Hardware
- A Rocket In The Socket: The 4.1 GHz PC From Tom's Hardware, Continued
- Platform Discussion: Intel 7205 With Dual DDR400
- The Sixth THG Video: P4 With 4.1 GHz At -52°C
- Maximum Clock Speed: The Right CPU Makes All The Difference
- Room Heater: P4 With 135 W Power Dissipation
- New, Boxed Cooler For The P4 From 3.06 GHz Up
- Overview: Cooling System Design
- Overview: Cooling System Design, Continued
- A Comparison Of All P4 CPUs
- Test Setup And Details
- OpenGL-Performance: Quake 3 Arena
- DirectX 7 Games: 3D Mark 2000
- DirectX 8 Hardcore Game: Comanche 4
- MP3-Audio-Encoding: Lame MP3
- Video-Encoding MPEG-4: Virtual Dub Und Divx 5.02 Pro
- SiSoft Sandra 2002 Benchmarks
- PC Mark 2002
- Sysmark 2002
- Archiving: WinACE 2.2
- 3D-Rendering: Cinema 4D XL 7.303
- 3D-Rendering Performance: SPEC Viewperf 7
- Conclusion: P4 Stable At 4.1 GHz - At The Cutting Edge Of Today's Technology