Just a few hours ago, the famous overclocker HiCookie cracked Core i7-3770K clock speed record, achieving 7102 MHz using the newest Ultra Durable 5 motherboard, the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7. The clock speed of 7102 MHz was achieved using 1 core/thread applying 1.968 Voltage core while the temperature was fixed at -188 degrees Celsius. Fortunatelly, the session was long enough to validate the score.
Speaking of Gigabyte’s new Z-babe, it comes with 32 phases (OMG) of VRMs near the CPU socket and make use of PowIRstage chips. Furthermore, this motherboard is meant to fall in love with your 3D Benchmarks, since there is a special PCI-Express treatment here. “With graphics card overclocking, not only does the board provide up to four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots using PLX PEX8747 chips, but also a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot that’s directly wired to the CPU, for single card overclocking. This is done by wiring all 16 lanes from the CPU through 2-way switches before making it to the PEX8747 chips. If a graphics card is populating the black PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, the PEX8747 is automatically cut off, and all 16 lanes from the CPU root complex it routed to it.”
Take a look to the video below
Last but not least, Gigabyte hasn’t announced Z77X-UP7 price yet.