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Overclockers Push 8-core Skulltrail To 6 GHz: Dual-socket Overclocking Confirmed

Las Vegas (NV) - When Intel released its Skulltrail platform, the main focus of the platform was on overclocking capabilities. Dual-socket motherboards traditionally have not been a prime target for overclocking, and so this was an interesting proposition from Intel. Now we know that Skulltrail has lots of headroom.

Overclocking with advanced air-cooling can take Skulltrail from 3.2 GHz to 4 GHz. 4.5 GHz is reportedly manageable with a modest water-cooling system. Not surprisingly, there is a lot more capability in this platform if take an extreme Skulltrail a bit more extreme.

According to this forum post on XtremeSystems, one of big overclocking community sites, "Vince" was able to run all eight cores at 6006 MHz - or a total of 48 GHz of processing horsepower. Eight cores clocked at 6 GHz is something we didn’t expect to see in quite some time.

Our congratulations not only go to Vince, but also to the Intel engineers who created a processor that can remain stable at a clock speed that is 2.8 GHz faster than the shipping clock.

  • Rhinofart
    I'm an AMD fan through and through. I love rooting for the underdog, but I have to admit that I'm impressed with this result. Intel really did take the ball and run with it on this one.
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  • San Pedro
    Probably cost just as much to cool it as it did to buy the platform.
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  • bliq
    probably more.
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  • zeuseason
    According to this forum post on XtremeSystems, one of big overclocking community sites, "Vince" was able to run all eight cores at 6006 MHz - or a total of 48 GHz of processing horsepower. Eight cores clocked at 6 GHz is something we didn’t expect to see in quite some time.

    Gulp!
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  • RetiredChief
    Disregard my post, was writting when this pop up.

    Day late and a Dollar short, story of my life
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  • xTalent
    K|ngp|n has always been extremely good at overclocking, and he used liquid nitrogen cooling which costs more then the motherboard and processors combined.
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  • engrpiman
    Liquid Nitrogen is not the expensive: you can buy 25L for $50. thats $2/liter. When you think about it that make is almost as cheap as soda pop
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  • SvenBoogie
    "there is a lot more capability in this platform if take an extreme Skulltrail a bit more extreme."

    Thats some EXTREEEEME grammar!
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  • He set the core voltage to nearly 2.0 volts, it's not like the processor is going to last more than a few days at that clock speed, no matter how much he cools it. What's more impressive is that his powersupply and mobo can actually provide the 600+ watts the 2 cpus must be drawing under load, the article that Toms Hardware did on skulltrail indicated it was a pretty shoddy platform in general, I can't say that this result actually makes me want to buy it. Had this been acheived at 1.4 volts, I might consider.
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  • teh_boxzor
    This article wasn't to entice you to buy the platform but rather show you that Intel is ahead of its game by delivering a chip that can be Oc'ed 2.8 ghz
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