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Intel's Core i7-6700K overclocked to an insane 5.2GHz on air cooling

Intel's Skylake-based Core i7-6700K reaches a huge 5.2GHz, on air cooling

By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 21, 2015 @ 6:35 CDT

The release of Intel's new Skylake-based processors is right around the corner, alongside the release of the new Z170 range of motherboards. But news has broken that the upcoming flagship Core i7-6700K has been overclocked to a huge 5.2GHz... on air cooling.

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The achievement happened with an early BIOS, with the CPU hitting 5198.75MHz - an overclock of 1200MHz above its 4GHz stock clock. Better yet, just 1.35V was required to reach this, which is a damn good achievement considering you need more voltage, and watercooling to get anywhere near that on a current Core i7-4790K.

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While it was sitting at 1.35V and 5.2GHz, we don't know what temperatures the overclocked Core i7-6700K was sitting at under load. We should expect many more details to arrive on the Core i7-6700K as we get closer to its launch next month.

NEWS SOURCES:Eteknix.com, Wccftech.com


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