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World Record: Haswell CPU Overclocked to 7193.8 MHz

Do you enjoy overclocking? It's fun if you do it right. One overclocker, Chi-Kui Lam, is probably having quite a lot of fun, as he just set a new world record for the Intel Core i7-4770K. Chi-Kui managed to overclock the chip to a very respectable 7193.8 MHz, which is the highest frequency recorded for any Haswell product to date.

Of course, there are certain costs to reaching such a high frequency. These include using liquid nitrogen for cooling as well as a staggering core voltage of 2.048 V. The CPU's Hyperthreading also had to be disabled, along with two of its cores.

Other hardware used included an Asus Maximus VII Gene motherboard, 256 GB OCZ Vertex SSD, Corsair Dominator memory and a High Current Pro 1300 W power supply from Antec. An Nvidia GT 630 took the graphics load off the iGPU.

Of course, there is no question that this is a completely useless exercise for everyday purposes, but it remains fun to see what certain hardware combinations are capable of.

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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.