Gigabyte Overclocks Intel Core i7 to 7.5GHz




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Gigabyte Overclocks Intel Core i7 to 7.5GHz

Gigabyte has achieved a mindblowing 7.5GHz overclock on Intel’s new Core i7-7740K. The company achieved the feat using its new Aorus X299-SOC Champion motherboard and lashings of liquid nitrogen. The five overclockers involved also broke new 3DMark06 world records during the feat. Intel unveiled the i7-7740K at Computex 2017 last week.

Pushing the Intel Core i7-7740K to 7.5GHz

Gigabyte’s OC Lab team attained this triumph using:

  • Intel Core i7-7740K
  • Gigabyte Aorus X299-SOC Champion
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 4333MHz RAM
  • Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G
  • Corsair AX 1500i PSU

The processor was then cooled, using liquid nitrogen, to around 250oC:

Gigabyte Overclocks Intel Core i7 to 7.5GHz

To achieve the 3DMark records, though, the team swapped out the Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM for G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17. Another was attained using two GTX 1080 Ti cards in SLI.

Scores

3DMark03 (World Record): 356678

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion
  • Graphics Card: AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G
  • Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17
  • PSU: Corsair AX 1500i

3DMark06 (World Record): 71928

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion
  • Graphics Card: AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G
  • Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17
  • PSU: Corsair AX 1500i    

3DMark06 (Global First Place): 71176

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion
  • Graphics Card: 2x AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G
  • Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17
  • PSU: Corsair AX 1500i

Aquamark (World Record): 737222

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion
  • Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17
  • PSU: Corsair AX 1500i

Gigabyte Says

“With overclockers from around the world, led by the Senior GIGABYTE overclocker HiCookie, this team of 5 gathered at the GIGABYTE OC Lab. Sofos, GIGABYTE’s veteran overclocker and Team AU’s: Dinos22, Youngpro, and SniperOZ worked throughout Computex to produce four new 3DMark world records and a global first.

In order to push past the 7.5GHz barrier, the team of overclockers employed liquid helium to drop temperatures to a mind numbingly low -250° Celsius. GIGABYTE now dominates the world record in 3DMark03, 3DMark06, and Aquamark. The 3DMark06 world record was broken not once but twice over the past week, using different hardware configurations, subsequently making one of those scores a global first. Each of the 3DMark records were broken using the latest GIGABYTE X299 AORUS motherboards, AORUS graphics cards and G.Skill memory.”

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