Monday, April 27th 2009

Core i7 975 XE Breaks 5 GHz Barrier, With Air Cooling

Intel's newest high-end processor, the Core i7 975 Extreme Edition is gearing up for launch later this year, on course of which, it already passed a milestone. Xtreme Systems Forums member PcCI2iminal scored one with overclocking a Core i7 975 XE D0 stepping chip past the 5 GHz mark, 5015 MHz to be precise using only air cooling for the processor, with an ambient temperature of 20 °C as claimed by the overclocker. Its cooling was care of a Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120. Its partners in crime were Biostar TPower X58 motherboard, and Corsair Dominator DDR3-1866 memory. At that speed, the setup made it through a CPU-Z validation. PcCI2iminal was further able to put the chip through SuperPi 1M at a speed of 4750 MHz, where its crunch time was measured 8.672 seconds. For more pictures and screenshots, head over to the thread at Xtreme Systems.
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53 Comments on Core i7 975 XE Breaks 5 GHz Barrier, With Air Cooling

#1
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
i want one of these.

i really want one of these.
i relly really want one of there
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anyway
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#2
caleb
I love those internet GHz screenshots they are so shiny and cheap.
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#3
Assimilator
I'm waiting to see benchies of this CPU (or preferably a retail D0) under LN2 or DICE...

by: bogmali
So when exactly is "shortly"?
"never" :p

Pretty telling that a Google search for "amd fx-81" turns up a bunch of mostly irrelevant results - the second is a post made way back in 2007, and the third links back to this thread.

Considering that AMD was singing the PII's praises from the rooftops before its launch, and that that CPU turned out to be mediocre in every aspect except price, and that there has been bugger all news from AMD recently except the standard "OMG Bulldozer", I'm not holding my breath for a new (read: competitive) chip from them anytime soon.
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