Intel Core i5-670 overclocked to 7.002 GHz with liquid Nitrogen
The Core i5-670 Clarkdale, which is produced in a 32 nanometer process, has exceeded the 7 GHz limit in another overclocking record attempt. But more than a CPU-Z validation has not been possible, yet.
Just in time for the official launch of the new Intel Clarkdale CPs a new overclocking attempt delivered the anticipated results. Nickshih from xtremesystems.org, who already reached 6.92 Ghz in a previous attempt, now was able to get a CPU-Z validation of a Core i5-670 running at 7,002 MHz (Bus speed: 259 MHz, multiplier 27). In our picture gallery you can find a screenshot of the validation. With this frequency the Clarkdale CPU is running at more or less twice speed it is actually shipped with by Intel.
As a test platform Nickshih used a Evga P55 FTW 200 motherboard, Kingston memory (2 Gibyte DDR3, CL8, 778 MHz) and a Antec power supply unit TP1200W. The CPU has been cooled with liquid nitrogen to reach temperatures low enough. The overclocker's next target is to exceed 7.2 GHz.
For more information about the new Intel Clarkdale processors see our article: Intel Core i3 and Core i5 tested - Clarkdale review.
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