World-renown mainboard and graphics card manufacturer, MSI, hasattracted the attention of major worldwide media and power users sincethe launch of its Xtreme Speed P55 mainboard series. Not only does thisseries boast a total feature set and specs, but the Xtreme Speed P55features many MSI-exclusive performance enhancing designs. The serieshas received wide media acclaim for its outstanding overclockingcapabilities, especially the P55 series’ flagship product, theP55-GD80. Featuring DrMOS, SuperPipe and OC Genie, this mainboard'soverclocking capabilities are truly amazing. The Taiwan overclocker,Coolaler, was able to overclock the Intel Core i7 860 CPU (2.8GHz)to5.39 GHz with MSI’s P55-GD80 mainboard, breaking the world record andpushing the processor 92% past its set frequency. This performancesurpasses the competition, and beautifully demonstrates MSI's P55series overclocking prowess. The MSI P55-GD80 owes much of itsoutstanding overclocking ability to its equipped MSI-exclusivetechnologies, such as the one second auto-overclocking feature OCGenie, the SuperPipe cooling system that effectively drops theoperating temperature by 50°C, and 1>4 phase total DrMOS powersupply design. Other features include the real-time overclockingfunction Direct OC, BIOS update and backup feature M-Flash, Power eSATAthat acts as both a power source and an eSATA port, etc. These featurescoupled with the mainboard's spec set and performance make the MSIP55-GD80 the hottest P55 product around.For more detailed information, please visit the URL below:http://www.ripping.org/database.php?cpuid=1078http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=724460
The "news" on MSI's site never mentions liquid nitrogen, or that this was a totally impractical setup. That's downright disingenuous.
Things run faster when you're constantly pouring a super-coolant into the system - We get it. At this point, we've seen so many of these that it doesn't really matter exactly how much you can overclock a system in this manner.
Maybe I'm alone in that opinion, but I'd much rather hear about someone doing something new, or anything with potential consumer implications... than this type of shady advertising.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Hehe, I was thinking the exact same thing 3vi1. I too am hoping for someone to design something practical that can get our cpus to do these overclocks.
I think its kinda cool even though its advertisement. The last time we saw anything getting up to and above 5GHz was the single core Pentium 4. Now both the i7s and the Phenom IIs are pulling it off easy with a little LN2. The Pentium 4 capped out at 3.8GHz so maybe down the road we will see some 4GHz standard parts. It may not be practical, but it does show the chips have potential.
>The MSI P55-GD80 owes much of its outstanding overclocking ability to its equipped MSI-exclusive technologies
...LN is an MSI-exclusive technology? I'll have to tell the physicists.
I do enjoy the LN overclocking challenges. They're kind of like extreme sports for us computer geeks.
"I didn't cry when Bambi's mother was shot... but I cried when HAL was turned off."
pretty nice overclocking, they should created a Liquid Nitrogen system. Corsair & Thermaltake where are you guys? this is an idea hello! Maximum overclocking at least we got something to do while we wait for the weekend :)
MacBook Pro 13.3" LED-Backlit Glossy, Intel "Penryn" Core 2 Duo T8700 - 2.53G, 8GB DDR3 1066, NVIDIA GForce 9400M 1280X800
HTPC 4G DDR3 XMS Corsair, Intel i5-750 Quad Core, 6ft HDMI Cable by Rosewill, AverMedia Tv Card, Gigabyte P55M-UD2, Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 with Vapor X Cooling, 500 HD Maxtor 7200 2.5 HDD, Asus Blu-Ray Optical Drive, 46" LED Toshiba TV
you can get close with a phase change cooling system, but there are expensive... $800-900
"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."
Z77 GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER
G.Skill Ripjaws X 16gb PC2133
Asus Blu-ray burner
Seasonic X650 PSU
Patriot Pyro 128gb SSD
Still over 1GHz slower than the Phenom II max, but impress never-the-less.
And Pentium IV was taken to 8GHz. Yeah - that's freaking awesome.
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