Additionally, the new Intel i7-7740K KBL-X processor was used and Toppc disabled all but one core. Disabling cores, Hyper-threading, or both, isn’t uncommon for these world record clock speed attempts—the goal is to see how far the hardware can be pushed when heat is removed as a factor, not necessarily to create a usable or practical overclock. Toppc’s CPU-Z screenshot shows the i7-7740K CPU running 1 core and 2 threads, with a bus speed of 133.06 MHz.
As usual, these feats are always entertaining, and it will be exciting to see how long the new record will stand. For more on overclocking, check out our YouTube video with GN alongside Der8bauer delidding the i9-7900X Skylake-X CPU. Additionally, be sure to check out the recent 7.5 GHz record with the i7-7740K KBL-X CPU.
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