Upcoming Intel Core i7-7700K sample overclocked past 7GHz using liquid nitrogen as coolant

The upcoming Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K is already garnering a lot of attention among developers, overclockers, and modding community. The Intel’s next release along with Core i5-7600K is scheduled to be released on 5th Jan 2017. While normal customers may have to wait a little while to get their hands on both the new processors from Intel stable, a few samples of the desktop i7-7700K have been sent out to overclocking professionals for testing. Using one such Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K sample chip, one professional overclocker managed to overclock the bus speed past the 7GHz threshold.

According to TechPowerUp, Allen “Splave” Golibersuch pushed the i7-7700K past 7GHz by disabling some key features like hyp threading and two out of the i7’s four cores, cranking the clock multiplier to 69x, and pushing the Vcore voltage to 2.00V. He also used liquid Nitrogen as a coolant as one can imagine the heat produced at such whopping levels.

Intel Core i7-7700K

Splave released the overclocking test results and said that the overclocked Intel Core i7-7700K performed admirably with 7022.96 MHz clock being relatively stable. For tech geeks here is what Splave used for his testing. He paired the Intel Core i7-7700K with an ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard. As said above, he used liquid nitrogen cooling and set the Vcore voltage at a scorching 2.00V. The chip crunched PiFast in 9.02 seconds, SuperPi 32M in 4 minutes 20.25 seconds, wPrime 32M in 2.953 seconds, and wPrime 1024M in 1 minute 33.171 seconds. Paired with an ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX OC graphics card, it scored 643,316 points in Aquamark, and 86,798 points in 3DMark 05.

While overclocking is not everybody’s idea of fun, there is a dedicated community of overclockers who are raring to take a bet on the new Intel chip. It looks like we are in for some fun.

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