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Anyone who’s into overclocking and system tweaking, brace yourself.
A video has been uploaded to Youtube which appears to show the new i7-4770K overclocked to a staggering 8GHz. In theory, the processor shouldn't be able to go this high, due to restrictions with the multiplier and base clock, however we already know that Intel have redesigned certain key parts of the CPU, so who knows?
See the video below;
The video shows the overclock was achieved with just two of the four cores enabled and HyperThreading disabled. The voltage skyrockets to a volcanic 2.259V. Unfortunately there are no temperatures for us to dribble over, but it goes without saying that to achieve an overclock like this, you would need to be using Liquid Nitrogen as a cooling method.
It still doesn't knock AMD off the top spot with 8.8GHz on an FX8350, but it’s very impressive nonetheless. Could this be a crafty fake? I’m sure if this was real we would be seeing a lot more news about it. The chip is due for release shortly with more test chips being shipped at the end of the month, so we’ll have to wait until then for confirmation.
We will be updating our core range of Gaming PC’s to include the long awaited i7-4770K, so stay tuned!