Intel's new Core i7-7740K overclocks to 5GHz easily

Intel's upcoming Core i7-7740K hits 5GHz easily, with just 1.205V of power.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Jun 18 2017 7:23 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

Intel is on the verge of releasing its new X299 platform, with its new Core i7-7740K processor that seems to be hitting 5GHz pretty easily, and at low voltages - so low temps, too.

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VideoCardz has got the reviewers' guide on its hands, and based across 100 samples of the Core i7-7740K, it should hit 5GHz with just 1.205V of power. At its worst, the 7740K needs 1.341V to hit 5GHz. The guide says that the Core i7-7740K has a higher overclocking ceiling than the 7700K, with 5.1GHz achievable with 1.255-1.411V.

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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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