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Gigabyte Boasts 7.032 GHz CPU Clock Record on Ivy Bridge

In our recent overclocking review of the Core i7-3770K, we showed what Ivy Bridge can do on air and its limitations compared to previous Sandy Bridge CPUs. Gigabyte, with the help of overclocker HiCookie, set out to show what the Core i7-3770K can do on liquid nitrogen cooling and Gigabyte motherboards. HiCookie was able to surpass the 7.0 GHz milestone using a Core i7 3770K processor, while pushing the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H motherboard to a fully validated 7.032 GHz using liquid nitrogen cooling. This is regarded as the current highest Ivy Bridge CPU frequency and a world record according to global overclocking website HWBot.org.

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System Specification

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H

Intel Core i7 3770K

CPU Cooled by Liquid Nitrogen

Corsair Dominator GT (@2250 MHz)

Corsair AX1200 PSU
  

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In addition, HiCookie has broken the current highest memory speed for the Intel Ivy Bridge platform, reaching 3280MHz, with all four memory slots populated using a GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard and G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2800 memory.

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System Specifications

Intel Core i7 3770K

CPU Cooled by Liquid Nitrogen

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H

Gskill Trident X DDR3-2800 4GB x 4 16GB (4 slots)

Corsair AX1200W PSU
  

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  • DarkenMoon97
    Before you know it, this will be everyday speeds.
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  • xtreme5
    ohhh, that's interesting btw how long last will this oc...
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  • sirencall
    darkenmoon97Before you know it, this will be everyday speeds.
    I remember 5ghz was ground breaking speeds that needed liquid nitrogen to keep cool....lol its only gonna get crazier
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  • alidan
    sirencallI remember 5ghz was ground breaking speeds that needed liquid nitrogen to keep cool....lol its only gonna get crazierdepends on when we make the switch from silicon to graphene or something else like it we keep hearing about.
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  • hellfire24
    holy hell,a $150 board did 7GHz??
    God that's crazy!!!!
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  • victorious 3930k
    2 days late. Broken by Andre Yang on a Maximus V Gene the 31st.

    http://hwbot.org/submission/2287994_andreyang_cpu_frequency_core_i7_3770k_7074_mhz
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  • officeguy
    I know it is cool and all but there is no practical use for this. I don't know why this stuff is in the news. They only test for a minute. Now if you can run programs for about 8 hours with that speed, that would be more interesting.
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  • i bet this ivyfail still reached 80c with liquid nitrogen
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  • victorious 3930k
    You're unlicky if you go LN2 and get -100.
    gmandude89i bet this ivyfail still reached 80c with liquid nitrogen
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  • molo9000
    darkenmoon97Before you know it, this will be everyday speeds.
    Not unless there is a major change in semiconductor technology.

    It been a decade since we've seen the first 3GHz processors and true 4GHz processors have only just arrived in the market.

    Clock speeds are not the future. More cores and more efficient designs are the way forward.
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