Intel Core i7 3770K Overclocked To 7.2GHz On Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Motherboard
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
A week ago we showed you a CPU-Z validation of an Intel Core i7 4770K at 7GHz with a ridiculously high core voltage of 2.56 volts. This time we have another Intel processor cracking the 7GHz marker but it is a current generation Core i7 3770K. A recent validation showed that the i7 3770K was taken to 7.2GHz with 1.908 volts – in itself still a brutally high core voltage for any CPU.
A base clock of 114.42MHz and a 63 multiplier were used to reach this frequency of 7.2GHz. The motherboard that powered the whole thing was a Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 and a single 4GB DDR3 DIMM at 1200MHz was used to help not stress in the Integrated Memory Controller (IMC).
Mad222 and John222 from HKEPC found this cherry picked Core i7 3770K CPU that helped break the new frequency world record for this CPU model. Interestingly all four cores are still enabled, something we don’t often see with ultra-high overclocks, but hyper-threading was disabled for the purposes of the test.
Another day, another record. What are your thoughts on the i7 3770K reaching 7.2GHz?