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Intel's Core i7-4770K Overclocked to 8.0 GHz; See Video!

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It appears that someone might have managed to overclock Intel's soon to be released i7-4770K to a staggering 8.0 GHz.

Earlier, we showed you a screenshot of Intel's Haswell Core i7-4770K overclocked to a massive 7.0 GHz, but now we have a piece of video showing the CPU overclocked all the way to 8.0 GHz. Theoretically, the CPU shouldn't be able to go above 8 GHz due to restrictions with the multiplier and base clock, even on the "*K" version.

The video shows the CPU with only two cores enabled and HyperThreading disabled. The voltage of the CPU reaches 2.259 V as the CPU's clock speed is gradually increased.

Sadly, it shows nothing about temperatures, and for all we know, this video might well be a crafted fake, nothing but numerous edited screenshots in a slideshow, filmed to trick us into thinking otherwise. We cannot be certain, but the video below is still impressive.

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    LePhuronn , 7 May 2013 09:18
    Fake.

    Unless there's a custom BIOS involved, you can't get the multipliers high enough to hit 8GHz.

    Also if this was legit, a CPU-Z validation would've been posted all over the interwebs by now.

    And personally I think it's a hollow victory if you have to turn half the chip off in order to reach that level.
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    10hellfire01 , 7 May 2013 19:12
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    Fake.

    Unless there's a custom BIOS involved, you can't get the multipliers high enough to hit 8GHz.

    Also if this was legit, a CPU-Z validation would've been posted all over the interwebs by now.

    And personally I think it's a hollow victory if you have to turn half the chip off in order to reach that level.


    Since the person "somehow" acquired an engineering sample, who's to say if he also got a Z87 board (which I doubt too though). All in all I agree, the validity does suck, especially with the lack of numerous important other information.

    The other issue is since they acquired a sample, would Intel go through each Employee's PC, based on specification, if the specifications were revealed? Seems a double edged sword to me.
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    guanyu210379 , 8 May 2013 08:23
    8.0Ghz?!
    This is coll...I can now cook or grill on the proc and play games at the same time
    I will not be needing a stove anymore
    ^o^
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    chrisafp07 , 8 May 2013 21:30
    LOL Why even list this as news? It would be cool to somehow be able to trust this, but it is so sketchy...
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    codygriffy , 9 May 2013 09:07
    It's about to take off! byaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
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    codygriffy , 9 May 2013 09:07
    It's about to take off! byaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
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    Cabawunga , 12 May 2013 20:04
    Even if video is real, would Intel allow overclock their processors over 100%, I don't think so.
    Mentioned before, modified BIOS and Z87 mother board. Let's say some one managed sneak out from test facility with mother board and CPU. But it is nearly 5Ghz overclock with out liquid nitrogen, not a chance in the hell. Something tells me that video is made
    on purpose. And video poor quality tells me that it is made look so intentionally, to make it more "believable". My old Xperia X8 could record with better quality.
    I'm guessing that, if video is real then CPU is special engineering sample to see, how far they can push it.
    So video is a marketing hype, something smells really bad about this story, my gut tells me it's a scam.
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    Cabawunga , 12 May 2013 20:04
    Even if video is real, would Intel allow overclock their processors over 100%, I don't think so.
    Mentioned before, modified BIOS and Z87 mother board. Let's say some one managed sneak out from test facility with mother board and CPU. But it is nearly 5Ghz overclock with out liquid nitrogen, not a chance in the hell. Something tells me that video is made
    on purpose. And video poor quality tells me that it is made look so intentionally, to make it more "believable". My old Xperia X8 could record with better quality.
    I'm guessing that, if video is real then CPU is special engineering sample to see, how far they can push it.
    So video is a marketing hype, something smells really bad about this story, my gut tells me it's a scam.
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    Cabawunga , 12 May 2013 20:06
    Sorry for double post " An error has occured." confused me.