I'm not really impressed. The VRM has been popping on people with water cooling with rather tame overclocks. I'm not surprised that the board survived when it has an LN2 pot on it, which cools the entire board around the socket, including the VRM, and he has a fan blowing right on the VRM.
But mainly, this doesn't address the throttling issue, it just kind of sidesteps it. Yes, he got records for clock speed and SuperPi, but was the CPU still throttling? What happens with all the cores enabled? Does the CPU throttle itself to the point that the overclock settings you set in the BIOS are pointless? That is what people are concerned about. It isn't about being able to set the settings in the BIOS and have them kind of work in Windows with 4 cores disabled long enough for a SuperPi run to finish, it is about achieving 24/7 clocks that aren't just numbers on the screen that aren't accurate because the board is throttling the CPU in the background under load.
Originally Posted by Bundy
I'm impressed he did it on a UD3 but he also has a fan blowing hard on the VRM. A bit difficult for people with cases.
And using LN2 is easy for people with cases?
Originally Posted by Live OR Die
2 core 2 threads wow
Pretty much all the records are set by disabling as many cores as possible, standard practice for a world record run.