Intel Core i7 975XE with air cooling overclocked to 5 GHz
5 GHz with a Core i7 is a good result. It becomes even better if those clock speeds have been achieved with air cooling.
On xtremesystems.com user "pccriminal” shows a few pictures of his success - unfortunately he hardly added any commentary. He achieved a CPU-Z validation with 5,015.48 MHz (185.75 x 27). The processor completed Super Pi within 8.672 seconds with about 4,800 MHz and in Cinebench it achieved a score of 21,818 with 4,600 MHz. The temperatures of the Intel Core i7 975XE unfortunately remain a secret.
In our gallery you can find Pccriminal's pictures.
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