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
farlex85
Even at 6ghz, even if it was stable enough to play crysis, wouldn't make much of a difference b/c its gpu oriented. Those superpi scores are ridiculous, and real world things such as encoding video would be almost instantaneous.
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
hence my comment about encoding faster the wet shit can run down my legs @ farlex
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#3
newtekie1
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Very nice, I like his GPU cooler also. He needs to get two of those up and running and get some Quad-SLI benchmarking going.
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#4
jbunch07
kingpn is insane, he either has lots of money or the companies promote this kinda stuff
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newtekie1
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jbunch07 said:
kingpn is insane, he either has lots of money or the companies promote this kinda stuff
I know nVidia backs him with equipment and funding.
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#7
DonInKansas
So he can run Crysis with all settings maxxed?

Probably not....:roll:

Dude needs some serious cable management though...:laugh:
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newtekie1
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The people talking like the actually uses this computer on a daily basis need to realize that he doesn't. This setup is strickly for breaking world records. It runs for maybe an hour at the most and that is it. He isn't using it to play crysis and watch movies, he is using it to break records.
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jbunch07
newtekie1 said:
The people talking like the actually uses this computer on a daily basis need to realize that he doesn't. This setup is strickly for breaking world records. It runs for maybe an hour at the most and that is it. He isn't using it to play crysis and watch movies, he is using it to break records.
exactly...this setup is run strictly for benching and breaking recods people. but i do wonder what he uses to run 24/7 probably has a very nice rig.

ShadowFold said:
EVGA sends him his cards.
newtekie1 said:
I know nVidia backs him with equipment and funding.
thats what i was thinking but wasn't sure...i know evga loves to brag about how the new world record was set with their products. i know i would :rockout:

edit:
but didn't he also break the 3dmark06 record with to 3870x2's or was that someone else
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#10
XooM
@using LHe: LHe is too cold and has awful thermal capacity. LN2 is basically ideal. Any colder and CPUs start freezing solid and getting their physical properties changed, any less thermal capacity and they just can't handle the load

@AMD WRs: Were you around when K8 was king? Every single benchmark at the time had it's record set on an AMD rig, except for raw clockspeed, which still hasn't been broken (FUGGER posted pics of a P4 booting into BIOS past 6.6 ghz, but something about the IDE controller was screwy so he couldn't boot windows)

In any case, grats to k|ngp|n on more truly astounding WRs.
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#11
Grimskull
wow... thats a crazy speed... but he obviously has nothing else to go doing every day!! He has WAY too much time on his hands! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#12
ShadowFold
I think they should have a record for the highest stable 24/7 clock. Now that would be cool!
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#13
jbunch07
ShadowFold said:
I think they should have a record for the highest stable 24/7 clock. Now that would be cool!
i agree that would be nice to see...prob would be some sort of phase change i imagine
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#15
Darkrealms
Morgoth said:
ibm waterblock :P
Seconded on the 24 hour running bench.


Remember people like others had said this is only for benches. But on that note, yestedays benches are todays speeds. So . . . todays benches are tomorows . . .
If we can make it happen once we will strive to make it comon. Benchers prove things are possible ; )
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#17
Morgoth
this is 8 cores that is 1
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