Friday, September 14th 2012

ASRock Z77 OC Formula Sets a New World Record

Behold, the new world record of CPU overclocking! The World’s Legendary Overclocker Nick Shih has overclocked an Ivy Bridge Core i7 377oK processor to a mind blowing 7.136GHz with the newly released ASRock Z77 OC Formula. The world leading motherboard manufacturer, ASRock Inc., is overjoyed to announce that we have landed on the number one spot on HWBOT and also set a new overclocking world record.

The overclocking world champion, Nick Shih, exclaimed “Hitting number one on HWBOT makes my day, but scoring number one with the motherboard I designed is like the wildest dream come true! Thanks to everyone who helped make my dream, ASRock Z77 OC Formula, into reality.

“When we declared that ASRock Z77 OC Formula was born to be fast, we really meant what we said. No stretching the truth. No marketing gimmicks. Our goal wasn’t coming second or third, it was number one the whole time, and now our effort has paid off.” commented James Lee, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at ASRock.

Breaking the world record wasn’t easy. Nick Shih used ASRock Z77 OC Formula, the motherboard he designed specifically for overclocking, and applied liquid helium for cooling to set the new world record – 7.136 GHz!

ASRock Z77 OC Formula is the first motherboard of our OC Formula series, a series of motherboards specifically designed for overclocking. Undeniably, the secret to success is the three Formula kits implemented on the motherboard. The Power Kit which delivers smooth and stable current with Digi Power, DSM, PAC, MFC and the 12+4 power phase design. While the Cooling Kit provides the best heat dissipation solutions, such as Twin-Power Cooling Heatsink, 8-layer-PCB design with 4 sets of 2oz copper inner layers and GELID Solution GC-Extreme Thermal Compound. And of course, the strictly designed Connector Kit, including Hi-Density Power Connectors and 15μ Gold Fingers. Besides the three Formula Kits that makes this motherboard Born to be Fast, there are also Nick Shih’s OC Profile settings in the UEFI, so you have a chance to feel what it’s like being a world champion!

A motherboard designed for overclocking must be a combination of flawless hardware design and professional but user friendly software. ASRock Z77 OC Formula is the fast and furious motherboard every overclocker would wish for. Just try it for yourself, and maybe you will become the next Nick Shih!

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26 Comments on ASRock Z77 OC Formula Sets a New World Record

#1
DOM
I can't wait for the guys to complain it's only 1 core :roll:

I wish I had a 7GHz cpu :(
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#3
HumanSmoke
by: btarunr
...Nick Shih has overclocked an Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K processor to a mind blowing 7.136GHz with the newly released ASRock Z77 OC Formula
A whole 0.034G more than the previous record.
Mind.Blown.
by: glitch
World record? What about this record...
Ah, but one of these CPU's is pretty much the great all rounder that wins on most metrics rather than just a suicide run under LN2/LHe...and the other is a bulldozer. On that note, here's an Edsel...
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#5
Dj-ElectriC
I am so not suprised that this prodigy of a mobo set a new WR (intel), and it will probably break it a few more times. This CPU must be one sick of a cherry picked one
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#6
glitch
I dont want to start a flame here...I am aware that Ivy at 7Ghz wipes the floor with a BD at 8.5Ghz, but the news says "new world record of CPU overclocking" not new record in X benchmark...
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#7
newlife
i wasnt trying to start a flame war i was just stating the truth
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#8
AlienIsGOD
great on AsRock :D they just keep improving things every year.
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#9
INSTG8R
by: DOM
I can't wait for the guys to complain it's only 1 core :roll:

I wish I had a 7GHz cpu :(
Well it IS only 1 core outta 4. But I guess the previous record was using the same. The AMD was using 2 cores :p

Now what do you do with a single core CPU ticking along at 7Ghz? :confused:
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#10
newlife
by: INSTG8R
Well it IS only 1 core outta 4. But I guess the previous record was using the same. The AMD was using 2 cores :p

Now what do you do with a single core CPU ticking along at 7Ghz? :confused:
what about how it runs 4 a few seconds before crash
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#11
DOM
by: INSTG8R
Well it IS only 1 core outta 4. But I guess the previous record was using the same. The AMD was using 2 cores :p

Now what do you do with a single core CPU ticking along at 7Ghz? :confused:
all the 2d benchmarks that only need one core http://hwbot.org/benchmarks/processor

like superpi 1m/32m, pifast, cpu-z

and if it does 7ghz its going to be a good 3d chip should do around 6.5-6.8 4c
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#12
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
1.92VCore on a single core... just insane...:twitch:
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#13
iO
I think 113.28 Mhz ref clock with IvyBridge are way more impressive than the 7 Ghz...
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#14
SonDa5
That is ridiculous over clock and a very nice MB. :cool:
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#15
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: glitch
I dont want to start a flame here...I am aware that Ivy at 7Ghz wipes the floor with a BD at 8.5Ghz, but the news says "new world record of CPU overclocking" not new record in X benchmark...
It's the record for 3770K chips. by almost 50 MHz, too!

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#17
eidairaman1
by: Random Murderer
1.92VCore on a single core... just insane...:twitch:
Athlon XPs ran at that when pushed to 2.8-3.0GHz, they could handle it with Air Cooling They were called Toasters though
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#18
DanishDevil
This board just keeps looking better and better.
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#19
eidairaman1
This company has gained a very strong following since they were released from their leash and collar in 2010. I dont hear many if at all complaints about their boards compared to the prior parent company ASUS

by: DanishDevil
This board just keeps looking better and better.
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#20
Dj-ElectriC
Hell, i've started liking on ASRock since their amazing P45XE board.
For those who can't remember, it was an amazing board with great value that overclocks really well

[IMG]http://www.asrock.com/mb/photo/P45XE(m).jpg[/IMG]
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#21
Syborfical
I though Asrock where Asus's sister company?

Also it is only 1 core and 1 thread.
Thats like saying I have a V8 that dose 24,000 RPM but only on 1 cylinder.
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#22
newlife
by: Syborfical
I though Asrock where Asus's sister company?

Also it is only 1 core and 1 thread.
Thats like saying I have a V8 that dose 24,000 RPM but only on 1 cylinder.
asrock has nothing to do with asus its like saying asmedia is a sister company.
when amd broke 8ghz it was only one 1 core as was the WR before it
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#23
eidairaman1
by: Syborfical
I though Asrock where Asus's sister company?

Also it is only 1 core and 1 thread.
Thats like saying I have a V8 that dose 24,000 RPM but only on 1 cylinder.
by: newlife
asrock has nothing to do with asus its like saying asmedia is a sister company.
when amd broke 8ghz it was only one 1 core as was the WR before it
ASRock and Asus are no longer tied to eachother, Before 2010 AsRock was a Subsidiary of Asus Making "Budget" motherboards. 2010 AsRock was released from their restraint. They are a independent company that is actually even kicking Asus' ass.

Also the CPU bit- they were seeing how far they could push it, that is all, we all know that most dont have the time or money to run our cpus at that speed anyway.
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#24
HumanSmoke
by: Syborfical
I though Asrock where Asus's sister company?
ASRock is the consumer division of Pegatron. Pegatron makes proprietry motherboards, graphics cards etc. for OEM's (Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Apple amongst others), and used to manufacture Asus's mainboards.
In 2007, ASUSTek split into three divisions- Asus, Pegatron and Unihan, for the express reason of Asus divesting itself from OEM work and to spinoff and realise profit the assets. Pegatron (who absorbed Unihan) are now a seperate corporate entity.
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#25
kzinti1
I'm a little late to this thread but I have to say that I'm certainly impressed.
Enough so that I'm gonna try one of these boards, even though I really don't need it.
I've had my eye on it ever since I first spotted them at NewEgg.
I've yet to see even a hint of a bad review, anywhere at all.
I have a SB i7-2600K running 5 GHz 24x7 on air. I'd like to match that with my IB i7-3770K and then see about 6 GHZ 24x7 on water cooling. No more than that, unless it's too easy.
I keep an eye on World Records but really don't care to go after one. 5GHz was my goal, now 6GHz is.
Haswell will supposedly use less juice and run even cooler so I may then go after 7GHz. On air, possibly, but I really doubt that'll happen. Just speculation of a cpu that's yet to be in full production.
I have no easy access to DI, much less LN or LH, so I'll stick with both air and water cooling and compete with only myself. It's much cheaper this way since I can safely OC to my own limits without risking an expensive cpu or mobo. And still have lots of fun.
Congratulations Nick Shih. You've apparantly designed one of the best motherboards ever made.
I'll be looking forward to your design of a Socket 1150 board.
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