Nick Shih overclocks the new Intel Core i7 5960X processor to 6.6GHz

Intel's new Haswell-E based Core i7-5960X overclocked from its stock 3GHz frequency to a huge 6.6GHz by legendary overclocker Nick Shih.

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Published Sun, Sep 21 2014 3:18 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:14 PM CST

ASRock's main overclocking man, Nick Shih, has used the company's X99 OC Formula motherboard with Intel's new Haswell-E based Core i7-5960X processor to hit dizzying new heights. Shih has overclocked the mammoth new processor to an insane 6.6GHz.

Nick Shih overclocks the new Intel Core i7 5960X processor to 6.6GHz | TweakTown.com

Shih hit 6594MHz specifically, disabling all but one core on the 16-threaded processor. An insane amount of voltage was pushed through the processor, with Shih pushing a huge 1.818V through the CPU. Shih took to his Facebook post to show off his adventures, with 6.6GHz being a huge achievement, now we just need to see 6GHz+ with all cores enabled!

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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