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GIGABYTE is First with Validated 7.032 GHz CPU Clock World Record on Ivy Bridge

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#26
Meh, I'm no enthusiast either then, I gather. This "one core overclock" thing is akin to hot dog eating contests - sure you can score a "world record" in it but it has no meaningful purpose and aside from few obese teens nobody really cares about your "record".

It would be a different story alltogether if they made it the highest performing chip following whichever approach (either by pushing a single core so fast that it would outrun 4 cores, by netting maximum results using more than 1 core at higher clock speed ... or by unlocking cores that manufacturer locked down). There is a genuine need for more processing power but there is little need for inflated numbers that serve no use and I'd be really enthusiastic if they managed to reliably push performance far above what most of us can reach (4.5 GHz with all cores enabled).
By that logic no one should own a harely because the noise is pointless, music should all be monotone and muscle cars non-existent.. Maybe art and the olympics should just be saying ooh that looks cool and talking about running fast..

The point is the fun of it.. That's the only point it's ever been.
It's a hobby, it's for fun, there doesn't need to be a practical purpose for it.
Nothing meaningful about jumping out of an airplane but I bet its fun..lol..
I bet they feel like mad scientists when they do this stuff. :p
 
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#28
there is a v r zone article (Asus vs Gigabyte: OC battle for i7 Ivy Bridge 7 GHz supremacy)
where yang achieved 7.07GHz on a 3770k all cores using an Asus Maximus V GENE.