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Gigabyte Boasts 7.032 GHz CPU Clock Record on Ivy Bridge

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 4 comments

Overclocker HiCookie pushes two Gigabyte Z77X motherboards to World Records with the help of an Intel Core i7-3770K and GSkill Trident X Memory.

In our recent overclocking review of the Core i7-3770K, we showed what Ivy Bridge can do on air and its limitations compared to previous Sandy Bridge CPUs. Gigabyte, with the help of overclocker HiCookie, set out to show what the Core i7-3770K can do on liquid nitrogen cooling and Gigabyte motherboards. HiCookie was able to surpass the 7.0 GHz milestone using a Core i7 3770K processor, while pushing the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H motherboard to a fully validated 7.032 GHz using liquid nitrogen cooling. This is regarded as the current highest Ivy Bridge CPU frequency and a world record according to global overclocking website

System Specification
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Intel Core i7 3770K
CPU Cooled by Liquid Nitrogen
Corsair Dominator GT (@2250 MHz)
Corsair AX1200 PSU
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In addition, HiCookie has broken the current highest memory speed for the Intel Ivy Bridge platform, reaching 3280MHz, with all four memory slots populated using a GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard and G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2800 memory.

System Specifications
Intel Core i7 3770K
CPU Cooled by Liquid Nitrogen
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
Gskill Trident X DDR3-2800 4GB x 4 16GB (4 slots)
Corsair AX1200W PSU
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    jb1185 , 4 June 2012 18:07
    i got 20GHZ from mine......
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    acer0169 , 4 June 2012 21:25
    You know what really annoys me.. is when people sell computers on ebay with "16GHz" CPU speed when they mean it's a quad at 4GHz. Unrelated... but yeah.
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    jb1185 , 5 June 2012 21:17
    I was just kidding actually got a 2500k at 4.2 lol...u r spot on tho about them on ebay selling their cpus as 16 ghz ...twats
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    D1JeMOoHn , 5 November 2012 05:07
    They realy pushed it to the limit..
    i bearly get 4.8 ghz with h100 max temp 65c so yeah its getting hot btw great cpu!