Ivy Bridge overclocked to twice its default frequency
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Not even on the market yet already making quite some noise, Intel’s next generation Ivy Bridge microprocessor has reached incredible speeds while overclocked, going for two times higher than its default frequency.
Reported by the Bright Side of News web-site, enthusiasts have managed to obtain a quad-core Intel Core i7-3770K microprocessor and get it going from 3.50GHz to an incredible 7.063GHz.
How these enthusiasts got their hands on a yet unreleased-and-delayed Ivy Bridge CPU is rather unclear. The cooling system used for this overclock is uncertain as well. All in all, some mysteries are still circulating around this OC session.
Last we checked, the highest clock-speed that was achieved with a a PC microprocessor was 8585MHz, made possible by Andre Yang who overclocked an AMD FX microprocessor using Asus Crosshair V Formula mainboard and liquid nitrogen cooling system.
With Ivy Bridge will come a boost of performances that will improve by around 20% in general applications compared to the current generation Sandy Bridge processors. The new line of CPU will also bring new graphics core with DirectX 11 and OpenCL 1.1 support as well as new video processor and display controllers which will provide 30% higher performance compared to the predecessor. Not to forget is the PCI Express 3.0 x16 interconnection and PCIe 2.0 x4 controller.