Gigabyte Unveils Z77X-UP7 Motherboard Built for Obscene Overclocking, Claims 7.102GHz World Record

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It appears that Gigabyte didn’t want to wait for the next chipset release to try and make waves with a new motherboard. The company unveiled the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7, its new flagship board for extreme overclockers, which it said set the world record for overclocking with an Intel Core i7 CPU at a freakish 7.102GHz

The Z77X-UP7 boasts a 32+3+2 power phase design and all-digital PWM along with Ultra Durable 5 components that are designed to take a beating yet remain stable and cool.

Gigabyte Z77X-UP7
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Other notable features of the board include support for up to four-way graphics, a PCI-E x16 3.0 slot that provides a direct link to the CPU, and a host of overclocking features and tools such as OC BIOS, OC Touch physical buttons on the board itself for tweaking, Dual BIOS and a physical BIOS switch, and new Thin Fin heatsinks that offer more surface area for heat dissipation by cramming in more fins.
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Good but i wonder how many if these do you haave to trash before you can hit that world record

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Erakith replied on Wed, Aug 29 2012 8:22 AM

Probably not that many - its the CPU that matters in this case. Plus the record was beat only on 1 core / 1 thread, so it's not very real-world. Still impressive though.

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realneil replied on Wed, Aug 29 2012 11:16 AM

It's unrealistic to think that the regular home user will get such an OC out of his PC,.......but it goes to the relative ease of overclock-ability with this mainboard when they post these stories.

ASRock just released an overclocker's mainboard too. It looks pretty good to me.

See it here

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Erakith replied on Wed, Aug 29 2012 3:25 PM

I may or may not be getting one of the ASRock boards pretty soon. (:

MSI have one out too, the Z77 MPower.

Of all of them, I think I like the ASRock and UP7 the most, and the MSI board the least, even though it's still rather sexy. Of course you can't rule out the ASUS ROG series, but, I'm just tired of black and red.

+ yeah I understand it's unrealistic to think a home overclocker would ever hit it, but I'd still find the result more impressive if it used all the cores at least, even if HT was disabled.

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MLovejoy replied on Thu, Nov 22 2012 2:11 PM

Nice looking board...if I was doing an Intel build it would be my first choice. Smile

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