Core i7-8700K overclocked to a huge 7.4GHz on LN2

Intel's new Core i7-8700K has already been overclocked to 7.4GHz with LN2 cooling.

Published Fri, Oct 6 2017 5:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

Intel's new Core i7-8700K has barely been out for 24 hours and it has already been thrown under LN2 cooling and cranked all the way up to 7.405GHz... a huge overclock from its maximum Turbo clocks of 4.7GHz.

Core i7-8700K overclocked to a huge 7.4GHz on LN2 |

HWBOT user Kovan Yang broke der8auer's record on the 8700K of 7.3GHz, with Yang's use of the 73x multiplier and 101.44MHz bus speed hitting the magic 7.405GHz mark. Yang hasn't said how much voltage was used, which would be something very important to know. We do know that Yang used the 6C/12T processor @ 7.405GHz on MSI's Z370 Godlike Gaming motherboard, though.

Most people should reach 5GHz with AIO or good air cooling on the Core i7-8700K, and with anything more serious, the sky is the limit for Coffee Lane... especially when it comes to LN2.


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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