ORIGIN PC Overclocks New Core i7 to 5.0 GHz

Wednesday ORIGIN PC said that its ORIGIN Genesis and ORIGIN Big O high-performance PCs now offer Intel's 2nd-generation 32nm Core i7 processor featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Integrated Memory Controller.

According to the company's CES 2011 press release, both models can be configured to sport an overclocked Core i7 processor reaching well over 5.0 GHz, however ASUS indicated that this feat was accomplished thanks to the P8P67 motherboard's onboard DIGI+ VRM and EFI BIOS for accurate performance tuning. Both models can also be configured with up to three-way SLI, customized liquid cooling options and more.

"Intel’s latest technology delivers gamers and creative professionals a new level of processing power and intuitive convenience," said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and Co-Founder of ORIGIN. "ORIGIN delivers the most aggressive and rock solid overclocking in the industry and we have Intel's Core i7 processors running at over 5 GHz while remaining cool and passing every single one of our stability tests. The Intel Core i7 2600K processor is an amazing processor and with ORIGIN's award-winning overclocking our customers will dominate the playing field."

Wednesday ORIGIN said that the EON15-S and EON17-S performance notebooks will also ship with overclocked 2nd-generation Core i5 and i7 processors in Q1 2011, however consumers can purchase the original EON17 now with Nvidia's latest mobile GPU. Currently this meaty laptop can be configured with a plethora of gaming goodness, offering up to Intel's Core i7 980X CPU, up to two Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M cards in dual SLI mode, up to a whopping 24 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory and up to three hard drives.

ORIGIN said that the revamped Genesis and Big O performance desktops will be available starting January 9, 2011. The updated EON notebooks with overclocked Core i5 and i7 processors will be ready for consumption in Q1 2011. For those attending CES 2011 this week, the Genesis desktops will be on display at the Fractal Design Suite in the Venetian while the Big O desktops will be on display at the Creative Labs booth in South Hall 1, 20913.

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  • wortwortwort
    The current design of the Big O has you paying $7799 (Yep) for:
    i7 950 - $290
    Asus Rampage III Extreme - $380
    Kingston HyperX 1600 - $78-125 (CAS 9 or CAS 7)
    GTX 580 x 2 - $1060
    Liquid Cooling - ~500 (rough estimate)
    Silverstone 1500W - $380 (Overkill)
    Bluray burner - ~ 80
    Creative Fata1ity - $150
    OCZ Vertex 2 50GB x2 - $250
    WD Caviar Black - $180
    Window 7 - $100
    Case - $300 (About as high as reasonable for a case)
    Xbox 360 (yep) - $200

    That comes to a total of $3605

    From this estimate, it would seem that they charge 116% to assemble it. That is ridiculous in the extreme.
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  • rpgplayer
    nice Advertisement, now where are the benches??
  • elbert
    If its liquad cooled I hear the E5630 can also but no ideal how stable the xeon chip is at 5GHz. I would like to see some benchmarks of both beings the E5630 has 4mb more cache.
  • someguynamedmatt

    You guys had better put out one helluva a lot of coverage when Bulldozer comes out...