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Core i7-7740K overclocked to 7.5GHz with liquid helium

Intel Core i7-7740K overclocked to 7.5GHz at minus 250C with liquid helium.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Jun 7 2017 7:47 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:17 PM CDT

Computex 2017 - GIGABYTE hosted their X299 OC gathering at Computex 2017 last week, bringing in a bunch of the world's leading overclocking enthusiasts and hit a new world record with the Intel Core i7-7740K: hitting 7.5GHz.

Legendary overclocker HiCookie reached 7.5GHz using liquid helium at -250C, pushing the Core i7-7740K to 7500MHz on a multiplier of 75, and a bus speed of 100MHz on the GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion motherboard. They used a 16GB kit of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-4333 RAM, and a Corsair AX1500i PSU.

The team used the Core i7-7740K @ 7.5GHz teamed with an AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G graphics card and G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17 RAM to smash the world records in 3DMark 03, 3DMark 06, and Aquamark benchmarks. The GTX 1080 Ti was then thrown into an SLI mix, hitting the global first place in 3DMark 06 with 71,176.

Core i7-7740K overclocked to 7.5GHz with liquid helium | TweakTown.com

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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