Processor Intel Core i5 655K overclocked to 7.3 GHz

Friday, September 10, 2010

Overclocker from Asia decided to achieve the maximum capacity of the processor Intel Core i5 655K. This is a 32 nm chip with the unlocked multiplier, suitable for a "crackdown" Initially it Clocked at 3.2 GHz, but skilled craftsman could "squeeze" 7.3 GHz (7307 MHz), which illustrates the size benchmark. In this case, the previous record for this chip was on the 110 MHz lower. In order to achieve such targets, used overclocker motherboard EVGA P55 3X SLI Classified, video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 with catabatic clock speeds and 2 GB of RAM A-DATA DDR3 1328 MHz.

Of course, this whole system needed a powerful cooling. Overclocker decided to use the system with liquid nitrogen - and quite successfully. The demonstration took place at the exhibition PAX 2010 in the USA. It is worth noting that while the record for the maximum clock frequency belongs to the 65 nm chip Intel Celeron 347, which succeeded in reaching the target of 8199.5 MHz. As processors AMD, here records - Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, but its result is noticeably lower - 7127 MHz.