Monday, August 27th 2012

Gigabyte Cracks Core i7-3770K OC World Record with Z77X-UP7

Gigabyte cracked Core i7-3770K clock speed record, achieving 7102 MHz. The feat was made possible with its newest Ultra Durable 5 motherboard, the Z77X-UP7. The UP7 is geared for overclocking, but unlike some of its predecessors such as the X79-UD7 and X58-OC, the new board focuses as much on graphics card overclocking and multi-GPU capabilities, as CPU overclocking. In the CPU overclocking department, it is armed by over 32 phases of CPU VRM that use PowIRstage chips.

With graphics card overclocking, not only does the board provide up to four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots using PLX PEX8747 chips, but also a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot that's directly wired to the CPU, for single card overclocking. This is done by wiring all 16 lanes from the CPU through 2-way switches before making it to the PEX8747 chips. If a graphics card is populating the black PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, the PEX8747 is automatically cut off, and all 16 lanes from the CPU root complex it routed to it. This way, single card overclockers overcome the latency issues of bridge chips. The Z77X-UP7 is armed with countless such OC-friendly features, find out more at the source.


Source: TweakTown
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32 Comments on Gigabyte Cracks Core i7-3770K OC World Record with Z77X-UP7

#1
Phusius
Was there a point to this? Does any game even benefit from 4.3ghz yet? :laugh:

and any working PC that is important is already a supercomputer... so again... useless benching? :roll:


edit: i'd rather hear some news on what the world's supercomputers are accomplishing to progress mankind
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Forgot to post.. inb4 un-thusiasts.
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#3
hat
Maximum Overclocker
You want computers to work for mankind? Perhaps you should consider joining either our WCG or FAH teams, or both... :toast:

The point is to see who can push their hardware the furthest... who can get the biggest number. It's also a plug for their motherboard... someone cracked the world record for the 3770k oc on this board, so enthusiasts should want to buy it for its overclockability. However, this isn't for 24/7 use; I'm sure liquid nitrogen was involved, and probably something in the neighborhood of 1.7v vcore... so this number is a moot point to most of us.

I do wonder how they got the 3770k to 7.1GHz though. I thought you could only overclock with the multiplier on socket 1155. Did someone find a way to clock using BCLK on 1155?
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#4
Phusius
oh come now, I was only kidding. I think this stuff is cool too lol
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#5
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
i have a confession i was far more interested in the plx chip.
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#6
entropy13
Just 7102 MHz? That's still slower than the FX-8150 record! Slower by more than 1GHz to be specific!

AMD FTW!!! INTEL SUCKS!!!


:laugh::roll:
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#7
KissSh0t
The motherboard layout is rather nice.
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#8
johnspack
The answer is, all games would benefit from the speed increase.
Can this be done 24/7, no, of course not.
Why is this done, because it's fun!
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#9
Ikaruga
by: btarunr
Forgot to post.. inb4 un-thusiasts.
I'm an as enthusiasm as one can be, but I still find these "one core + one thread" attempts fake and unworthy somehow. It's a 4/8 CPU after all.
Please don't get me wrong, I obviously highly respect the care and time they spent on the project, so it's not that I don't understand how hard is it to achieve something like that, but still, I just can't look at it as something legit, I never have.

I'm sorry:shadedshu
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#11
HumanSmoke
by: hat
I do wonder how they got the 3770k to 7.1GHz though. I thought you could only overclock with the multiplier on socket 1155. Did someone find a way to clock using BCLK on 1155?
Baseclock has always had some modest OC potential on Cougar Point /Panther Point chipsets
3770K max multiplier is 63, so 7102 / 6300 = 112.73 baseclock
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#12
Bytales
by: Phusius
Was there a point to this? Does any game even benefit from 4.3ghz yet? :laugh:

and any working PC that is important is already a supercomputer... so again... useless benching? :roll:


edit: i'd rather hear some news on what the world's supercomputers are accomplishing to progress mankind
So long as we shall have an economy based on money, you will never hear such news. Progress is inihibited for the sake of profit.

For instance, the goverments have technology to create free energy for the whole mankind, yet keep it for themselves, as we pay electricity bill, we beeing the lucky one, there are people who die of hunger everyday.

Not to mention electricity based or water based motors for autos, you could find a ton of examples here.
Another example me beeing one that knows of at least 3 ways to cure every disease on earth, yet no one can benefit from my knowledge ! Why ? There#s no profit in beeing healthy, thats why :)) Beeing healthy is acctualy cheaper than beeing sick.

Its a sick world out there, all because of the money and because of the self desire of a handfull of egotistic maniacs bent on controlling the world for their own selfish purposes.

Luckily, the other galactic civilizations who have watched us for hundreds of years are sick of the situation here on earth, and measures have allready been taken to make things right.
They even said that they havent meet untill now a single civilization where the corruption and the suppression of truth is so big as it is now on poor 'ol planet earth.
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#13
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: Ikaruga
I'm an as enthusiasm as one can be, but I still find these "one core + one thread" attempts fake and unworthy somehow. It's a 4/8 CPU after all.
Please don't get me wrong, I obviously highly respect the care and time they spent on the project, so it's not that I don't understand how hard is it to achieve something like that, but still, I just can't look at it as something legit, I never have.

I'm sorry:shadedshu
Everyone and their brother runs 24/7 safe clocks. I run my chip at 5ghz, and I'm sure many others do as well, no point in writing articles about it. You write articles about things not everyone is able to attain. Sure this might be done with 1 core, and it isn't going to be used everyday, but if you can't do it personally, and most others can't, then it is something to be proud of. That is after all why it's called a record. It's like saying, we shouldn't have the Olympics because we can all run, swim, and jump. Or we shouldn't have race cars, because they can't be driven on the road (thats just the point of it all).
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Ikaruga
I'm an as enthusiasm as one can be, but I still find these "one core + one thread" attempts fake and unworthy somehow. It's a 4/8 CPU after all.
Please don't get me wrong, I obviously highly respect the care and time they spent on the project, so it's not that I don't understand how hard is it to achieve something like that, but still, I just can't look at it as something legit, I never have.

I'm sorry:shadedshu
You're missing the point. It's the MHz that matters, not single-core or single-channel memory, or what's the point in it. Nobody goes to school/work in dragsters. Yet a lot of people are invested in drag-racing. It's the miles per hour that count, not the distance covered or work done by the dragster.
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#15
eidairaman1
Just remember this, a CPU is what drives a Graphics card- aka feeding data to it, Id rather have a GPU bottleneck than a CPU bottleneck, because if the CPU isnt fast enough the video card tends to idle and has to wait for the data to be fed to it

by: Phusius
Was there a point to this? Does any game even benefit from 4.3ghz yet? :laugh:

and any working PC that is important is already a supercomputer... so again... useless benching? :roll:


edit: i'd rather hear some news on what the world's supercomputers are accomplishing to progress mankind
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#16
Ikaruga
by: btarunr
You're missing the point. It's the MHz that matters, not single-core or single-channel memory, or what's the point in it. Nobody goes to school/work in dragsters. Yet a lot of people are invested in drag-racing. It's the miles per hour that count, not the distance covered or work done by the dragster.
With all due respect, I don't think I'm missing the point at all, however, I do accept that I'm the minority with my opinion, and that's the very reason why I apologized in advance.

I would say that "drag racing" induces similar feelings in me. I do appreciate the top quality engineering what goes into those vehicles, and they amaze me all the time indeed, but I also can't agree whit someone who is calling it a "car racing" event. It's more like a torque race for me, lacking all the quality what's use to happen when cars race on a track. While I can understand if that's a lot of fun for many people, I still feel it's fake when they call it car racing, just like how I feel it's fake when someone breaks records in a "useless" way in computer science, as I already explained my views on this subject some time ago.

It's a great record all right, and I'm sure it's also an important step in the name of progression indeed, but I can't help it, I just can't see the point in it in a way how you do, because I feel "cheated" knowing that they disabled those other cores just to get this high MHz.

ps.: And I know that I'm not an un-thusiasts;)
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#17
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
You know, my daily driver has a nice big 17 PSI (115kPa?) turbo on it. Does that mean I drag race it? No. It means I like a nice quick car in case I need it (and I like to drive fast when I'm not supposed to :) ). As for 7.1Ghz, what good is that? It's like saying you have a dragster, but wait, your V8 is running off of 2 cylinders at 5 times the power that they should! But wait, using all cylinders less would give you more power. I understand that people can be pretty gung-ho (and naive,) but wouldn't 5ghz on even just 2 cores be faster? I bet you the same CPU at stock speeds with all the cores enabled probably has more actual compute power and guess what, you don't need LN2 to do it!

...but wait, I can put two TTL "NOTs" in a feedback loop and I have a 1ghz clock! (Which is fast for TTL chips I might add,) but it doesn't do anything. What good is 7.1ghz if you can't use it? Also for a CPU that can handle BCLKs that high and temps that low, I bet you they cherry picked for that CPU until they came across it.

I'm perfectly content knowing that my 3820 on air at 4.4Ghz is most likely at least twice as fast than 1 core at 7.1ghz with hyper-threading disabled (no, no, can't test that one core too hard. :confused:). :banghead:
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eidairaman1
Funny thing is most SOBs in WA couldnt get up to 65 before they entered I5. Id always get flipped the bird when Id be doing 5 over the speed limit cutting in and out of traffic which was 60. Even those with fast cars were idiots up there (drove too slow) and theyd panic big time when snow and ice were around, Im from texas and i was able to get around faster in any weather up there

by: Aquinus
You know, my daily driver has a nice big 17 PSI (115kPa?) turbo on it. Does that mean I drag race it? No. It means I like a nice quick car in case I need it (and I like to drive fast when I'm not supposed to :) ). As for 7.1Ghz, what good is that? It's like saying you have a dragster, but wait, your V8 is running off of 2 cylinders at 5 times the power that they should! But wait, using all cylinders less would give you more power. I understand that people can be pretty gung-ho (and naive,) but wouldn't 5ghz on even just 2 cores be faster? I bet you the same CPU at stock speeds with all the cores enabled probably has more actual compute power and guess what, you don't need LN2 to do it!

...but wait, I can put two TTL "NOTs" in a feedback loop and I have a 1ghz clock! (Which is fast for TTL chips I might add,) but it doesn't do anything. What good is 7.1ghz if you can't use it? Also for a CPU that can handle BCLKs that high and temps that low, I bet you they cherry picked for that CPU until they came across it.

I'm perfectly content knowing that my 3820 on air at 4.4Ghz is most likely at least twice as fast than 1 core at 7.1ghz with hyper-threading disabled (no, no, can't test that one core too hard. :confused:). :banghead:
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Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: eidairaman1
Funny thing is most SOBs in WA couldnt get up to 65 before they entered I5. Id always get flipped the bird when Id be doing 5 over the speed limit cutting in and out of traffic which was 60. Even those with fast cars were idiots up there (drove too slow) and theyd panic big time when snow and ice were around, Im from texas and i was able to get around faster in any weather up there
I used to have this dinky little Pontiac Sunfire with bald tires. I had to drive through a wicked snow storm to get a new power supply because mine died. 50 miles to the closest Best Buy. Here I am, going 60 MPH on snow covered highway and I still saw mostly trucks and SUVs off the road. Some of which that passed me earlier so I'll wait until that black ice really shows you what it can do. :) There are roads where the speed limit is 55, and I will be going 75-80 with my Saab 9-5 Aero, but never in the snow. I've damaged 2 cars I've owned because of ice, so I've learned to be cautious, because on ice, there is no stopping, or turning, or accelerating.

I don't know how it gets up in WA, but here in NH, we have two seasons: summer and winter and winter lasts the majority of the year (with the exception of this year, I was rather disappointed because I like snow). :)

Go drive down route 128 in Massachusetts, traffic usually goes at 80-90 MPH and the speed limit is 55. Sounds like your kind of crowd. :p
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#20
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
nowhere near the real WR :p
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#21
m1dg3t
Nice clocks! Similar to p4 @ +6GHz or what?

I'm not "anti performance" but c'mon, castrate any CPU and you'll likely find some crazy speeds on a single core...

These clocks, or even close to, on a full CPU = :rockout:

by: de.das.dude
nowhere near the real WR :p
Well, spit it out! You Indian boys and your secrets! :laugh:
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#22
eidairaman1
Chevy Truck 2WD- climbin iced roads there where 4WD trucks couldnt- I had a need for it because of a Lady Friend up there needed a few things.

by: Aquinus
I used to have this dinky little Pontiac Sunfire with bald tires. I had to drive through a wicked snow storm to get a new power supply because mine died. 50 miles to the closest Best Buy. Here I am, going 60 MPH on snow covered highway and I still saw mostly trucks and SUVs off the road. Some of which that passed me earlier so I'll wait until that black ice really shows you what it can do. :) There are roads where the speed limit is 55, and I will be going 75-80 with my Saab 9-5 Aero, but never in the snow. I've damaged 2 cars I've owned because of ice, so I've learned to be cautious, because on ice, there is no stopping, or turning, or accelerating.

I don't know how it gets up in WA, but here in NH, we have two seasons: summer and winter and winter lasts the majority of the year (with the exception of this year, I was rather disappointed because I like snow). :)

Go drive down route 128 in Massachusetts, traffic usually goes at 80-90 MPH and the speed limit is 55. Sounds like your kind of crowd. :p
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#23
m1dg3t
Is there a campfire going? This one time, in my Mustang... :rolleyes: :roll:
:toast:
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#24
eidairaman1
by: m1dg3t
Is there a campfire going? This one time, in my Mustang... :rolleyes: :roll:
:toast:
lol

Anyways Lets get back on topic, I think our stories are enough as is.
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#25
babdi
Yes AMD beats Intel in OC. Just that. Intel beats on performance bench marks on all counts for day to computing which is what a normal user and a enthusiast would like.:nutkick:
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