The overclocker sofos1990 has broken the overclocking record in HWBOT by uploading Intel Core i9 7900X to 6.01 GHz. As you could have imagined to keep such a high working frequency without problems it has been necessary to use liquid nitrogen as a cooling system.
Working at that frequency has obtained a score of 12189.52, the highest recorded to date by a processor of ten cores and twenty threads. It is impressive, but of course it has not been easy and proof of this we have in the 1.6v that had to use to maintain the stability of the processor, a very high figure that hits the 1.2V-1.3V that normally are used in processors of general consumption.
Excessive voltage accelerates the wear of a processor and can end up shortening its life span drastically. It also negatively affects working temperatures as it increases them and makes it necessary to use more powerful cooling solutions.
In any case, it is an impressive achievement that sets a new record and demonstrates the good work of sofos1990, who to complete this challenge used in summary the following components:
- Intel Core i9 7900X.
- Memory DDR4 G.Skill Trident Z.
- Neutron SSD 120 GB.
- Motherboard GIGABYTE X299 SOC Champion.
- Corsair AX 1500i power supply.
Interestingly, we can confirm that liquid nitrogen was able to maintain the temperature at about 110 degrees below zero, an equally impressive figure since usually a processor with a standard air-based dissipation system is around 60 degrees at full load.