Processors Intel Core i5 (Clarkdale) closer to 7 GHz

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just a few days left before the promised time when Intel will officially unveil its new processors Clarkdale, designed to work on desktop computers. These chips are manufactured on 32 nm process technology standards, combines two processing cores and an integrated GPU, and should become part of product lines Core i3 and Core i5.

We already know that, thanks to more "subtle" manufacturing process chips Clarkdale have excellent overclocking potential. We already reported about testing the engineering model CPU Intel Core i5-660 with a base frequency of 3.33 GHz, which is an enthusiast with the nickname nickshih managed to overclock to 6.5 GHz and this frequency was SuperPi 1M test with a record result with 6.515. The announcement of this was published on the forum XtremeSystems.

And now, reports have appeared that this Taiwanese overclockers have managed to get close closer to the cherished milestone in the 7 GHz, the chip overclocking Core i5 (Clarkdale) with a base frequency of 3.47 GHz to 6.921 GHz. At the same time to cool the CPU, as in the first case, used liquid nitrogen. In addition, the chip, clocked at 6.76 GHz, again set a world record in the discipline SuperPi 1M, having passed this test with a 6.344.