Saturday, April 19th 2008

Intel Core 2 Extreme and Skulltrail Go Pass the 6GHz Barrier, New World Records Set

Another day, another world record broken. K|ngp|n, well known for his LN2 cooling projects and many previous world records, has become the first man to pass the 6GHz barrier with dual Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors (3.2GHz) and Intel Skulltrail enthusiast gaming platform. Who would of guessed that 8 cores can run at this insane speed? Here are two new wPrime world records as well, 32MB @ 3.450s and 1024M @ 1m 52s respectively. More results here.

Source: XtremeSystems
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42 Comments on Intel Core 2 Extreme and Skulltrail Go Pass the 6GHz Barrier, New World Records Set

#1
3870x2
amazing, wonder what he is going to do with the 8 core processors, and what kind of performance we could get out of that.
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#2
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Wow he must get about .... 2 fps on the cpu test in 3dmark :eek: :roll: I wonder how fast he could encode and decode etc :p
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#3
OnBoard
by: DrPepper
Wow he must get about .... 2 fps on the cpu test in 3dmark :eek: :roll:
It's capped on 2fps :) I even get 2fps for a fraction of a second, but he might get close to 2fps avarage on the first test :twitch:
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#4
Wile E
Power User
It's not capped at 2fps. I get 2.44 in the first test, and 3.6 in the second test.
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#5
ccleorina
Damm....:twitch: Nice Intel....:respect: That the power of V8 Engine....:rockout:
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#6
NU(GFX)T
Cool!

I see he's warming up for 3DMark Vantage. Skulltrail would be THE top scorer's platform for quite some time since the score scales with +4 cores and there is no alternative atm that performs as good as Skulltrail for 3DMark Vantage benching.
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
forget all these benchmark scores - i want REALWORLD benchmarks - try running different games on it like COD4 or Crysis even. unless you have this pc just so u can boot it up in the morning & run the same god damn benchmarks from dawn till dusk just so u "feel good" that you had a stupid amount of time/money to invest getting your CPU(s) to 6Ghz+.....

sometimes theres more to hardware then just super Pi runs
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WhiteLotus
by: FreedomEclipse
forget all these benchmark scores - i want REALWORLD benchmarks - try running different games on it like COD4 or Crysis even. unless you have this pc just so u can boot it up in the morning & run the same god damn benchmarks from dawn till dusk just so u "feel good" that you had a stupid amount of time/money to invest getting your CPU(s) to 6Ghz+.....

sometimes theres more to hardware then just super Pi runs
agreed - there is a limit to how fast you NEED to go.
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#9
Triprift
Still impressive tho and really shows the potential of the hardware.
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#12
Triprift
who nos man but i bet it will happen this year and u can quote me on that if im mistaken :p
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#14
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I see his Prime scores were run at 5708MHz and 5590MHz respectively.
Must have been a little flakey at 6006MHz since he didn't use that speed to run the tests. (Yet).

Regardless, that's really impressive.
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#15
tkpenalty
He ditched AMD..........................................................................
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Hell Im impressed with this. I dont ever remember reading about AMD CPUs posting world record benchmarks, not saying they ever did. That truly is amazing. Id never need to go that fast but its nice to know you can get close to 3.0ghz bump on both of those procs.
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#18
magibeg
by: WhiteLotus
agreed - there is a limit to how fast you NEED to go.
That doesn't sound like techpowerup talk at all. You don't NEED a lot of things but i would definately WANT a 6ghz quad core. I suppose you don't NEED more than 640K ram :P
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#19
lemonadesoda
More info would be great (like superpi and 3dmark06).

This is kingpins website: http://overclockingpin.com/

Nothing there yet. Hopefully he will post soon.

Here is the link to his CPUZ scores: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=346139

Notice that kingpin is only using 2x FBDIMM.

Doh! He missed a trick... FBDIMM on skulltrail goes quad channel... meaning that he would get much higher scores if he populated the baord with 4 sticks not 2 sticks!
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#20
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: FreedomEclipse
I think I my first post should have been....


"Congratulations you now have a PC that can encoded HD DVDs faster then wet sh*t can run down my legs - my life is eternally in debt to you that you saved me from the depths of Hell by waiting 30+ precious minutes (or more/less) to complete 1 encoding. I now present you with a noble peace prize for your efforts contributed to the human race in the name of technology & stupid amounts of money"
I'd second that he must change that rig everytime he doesn't get the desired oc :eek:
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#22
hat
Maximum Overclocker
There's no such water cooling that actually runs through the core except in the new IBM supercomputer. And I've never heard of liquid helium, at least being used for this purpose.
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#23
Morgoth
yes i was talking abouth ibm watercooling
and ibm used it to cool there cpu with liquid helium and the got it to 500ghz
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#24
Psychoholic
Actually i think AMD Broke the WR for 3dmark, back in 2005, with an FX57


EDIT: crap, didnt quote who i wanted to, oh well.
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#25
farlex85
Thats insane. Nearly 2v??!! :eek: Thats liquid nitrogen right? I didn't see anything about it. Crazy though.
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