Intel Ivy Bridge Pushed to Record Setting 7.184GHz on Asus Maximus V Extreme Motherboard
The previous record was held by Nick Shih, who took the same chip to 7.136GHz just a couple of weeks ago. Records, of course, are meant to be broken, and Yang and his team were able to push his processor a little higher, a feat that required a healthy dose of liquid helium the keep the processor and other components from cooking themselves.
To crank the 22nm chip that high, Yang fed the processor 1.976V and used a x63.0 multiplier and 114.03MHz bus speed. There were two 2GB sticks of G.Skill RAM installed for a total of 4GB in dual-channel mode running at 1,026.3MHz (1:9) with timings set at 7-11-7-28.
Kudos to all involved.