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Intel Core i7 4790K 'Devil's Canyon' CPU already pushed to 7GHz

Intel's Devil Canyon CPU reaches the depths of hell itself, pushing an incredible 7GHz (NASDAQ:INTC)

| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jun 13, 2014 8:37 am

Nick Shih, legendary overclocker who now works with ASRock, has just posted on his wall a CPU-Z screenshot validating one of the biggest overclocks I've seen in quite sometime: an Intel Core i7-4790K CPU clocked at an incredible 7GHz, or 7003.38 MHz.

 

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Shih used the ASRock Z97 OC Formula motherboard to get there, and a huge 1.792V on the CPU to reach the milestone. The Core i7-4790K used was an Engineering Sample (like most for these overclocks) with two cores disabled. But still, 7GHz! Wow.

 

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The picture above is what Shih is working with, just as a teaser. Shih has even teased that 7.2GHz "is coming" - we await your overclocking skills, Nick!

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