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Intel's new Gulftown Six Core CPU meets LN2 Extreme Cooling

By Dean Smith from Mar 11, 2010 @ 0:20 CST
Manufacturer: Intel

Extreme LN2 Overclocking






You can see the validation for the CPU here.


I've said it before, but what a monster! This thing makes short work of anything you throw at it. No matter what your means of cooling are, this is sure to impress. But if you can, get it sub-ambient as that really kicks it into top gear.


With a bit more time I'm sure there is a lot more to be gained out of this combo, but for now I've shown results at stock, 4, 5 and 5.5GHz with a max screen shot of 6138MHz.


As this is an unlocked CPU (multiplier), the ease in which it can be overclocked in Windows is staggering. Utilizing GIGABYTE's overclocking tool Easytune6 allowed me to do on the fly multiplier adjustments across all cores and threads within Windows.


Important Editor Note: Our maximum overclocking result is the best result we managed in our limited time of testing the motherboard. Due to time constraints we weren't able to tweak the motherboard to the absolute maximum and find the highest possible clock speed, as this could take days to find properly. We do however spend at least a few hours overclocking every motherboard to try and find the highest possible overclock in that time frame. You may or may not be able to overclock higher if you spend more time tweaking, or as new BIOS updates are released. "Burn-in" time might also come into play if you believe in that.


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