Ivy Bridge reviews mostly agree that the new architecture doesn’t overclock as well as Sandy Bridge, but that didn’t stop intrepid overclocker HiCookie from reaching 7.032GHz – a world record – with an Intel Core i7 3770K running on a Gigabyte motherboard. He also set a world record for DDR3 overclocking while he was at it.
The world records have been validated by CPUz and Canard PC and you can watch them being set on video (after the break).
Here’s some more details on the setup used by HiCookie:
Intel Core i7 3770K
Corsair Dominator GT (@2250 MHz)
Corsair AX1200 PSU
Before you head over to Amazon to buy a similar setup to use at home, you should know that this clock speed was achieved while cooling the CPU with liquid nitrogen (as is usually the case with such records).
For the DDR3 record, four G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2800 modules were used and they hit 3280MHz. A different motherboard was used too – a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H.