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

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
    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
    Anonymous said:
    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
    8.0Ghz?!
    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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