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Overclocking: Can Sandy Bridge-E Be Made More Efficient?

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Initial Setting: 3.3–3.9 GHz

Load with two cores: 3.9 GHz maximum clock rate.

Load with four cores: 3.7 GHz maximum clock rate.

Load with all six cores: 3.6 GHz maximum clock rate.

Overclocking Results: 3.3-4.7 GHz

Load with two cores: Sustained 4.7 GHz maximum clock rate possible.

Load with 4 cores: 4.6 GHz possible.

With 6 cores a 4.5 GHz is the maximum for sustained, stable operation.