Thursday, 20 August 2015

Intel Core i7 Skylake Processor Reaches Record-breaking 7GHz Clock Speeds

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If you are sceptical about the upcoming 6th generation Intel processors and upgrading to the same, here’s a news that will clear all your doubts. A professional from Honk Kong has over clocked the Intel Core i7-6700K chip and made a new record for the micorprocessor frequncy. This speed acheived by Intel Core i7 Skylake processors is among the highest ever acheived by any microprocessor of Intel Core i-series.
According to Kitguru, Kui Lam, a professional overclocker from HKEPC website from Hong Kong, has overclocked an engineering sample of Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake microprocessor to whopping 6998.88MHz. This clock speed is about 74.9.7 per cent more that its normal stock frequency.
To achieve this, Kui Lam had to disable three cores out if four and the Hyper-Threading technology, and the voltage of the processor was increased from 1.2V to 1.888V.
Other components used to make this record included Asrock Z170 OC Formula mainboard, a G. Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4 RAM along with a 1300W power supply unit. Added to these, the processor was cooled using liquid Nitrogen (LN2).
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While this professional overclocker acheiver speeds up to 7GHz using Intel Core i7 Skylake processors, it would be interesting to notice if the retail versions of these microprocessor chip will be able to kiss even 5GHz mark with the commercially available cooling systems. Another point that needs to be looked upon is the use of single core instead of all four. This extreme overclocking is surely interesing, but with changing times, the value of single-core CPU is diminishing.
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