Two renowned overclockers have pushed Intel’s Core i7-6700K CPU to its absolute limit, breaking the world record in the process. The German pair, Der8auer and Dancop, overclocked the retail Skylake processor to hit 7007.85MHz, using an ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Gene motherboard and 2x4GB G.Skill DDR4 RAM, TechFrag reports.
The validated data, submitted to CPU-Z, shows that the Germans raised the multiplier to 69x, using a base clock frequency of 101.56MHz, while the overclocking was achieved using only one of the CPU’s four cores enabled and an uncore frequency of 2438MHz.
The overclocking yielded 4.8GHz using air cooling, but, when they implemented -190oC cooling, managed to raise speeds up to 7007.85MHz.
The overclocking is a new world record, breaking the previous score of 6998.88MHz achieved by Chi-Kui Lam.
CPU Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz
Threading: 1 CPU – 1 Core – 1 Thread
Frequency: 7007.85 MHz (69 * 101.56 MHz) – Uncore: 2437.5 MHz
Multiplier: Current: 69 / Min: 8 / Max: 50
Architecture: Skylake / R0-Step (14 nm)
Cpuid / Ext.: 6.E.3 / 6.5E
IA Extensions: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, TSX
Caches: L1D : 32 KB / L2 : 256 KB / L3 : 8192 KB
Caches Assoc.: L1D : 8-way / L2 : 4-way / L3 : 16-way
Microcode: Rev. 0x0000023
TDP / Vcore: 95 Watts / 2.064 Volts
Type: Retail (Original Frequency : 4000 MHz)