Intel Core i9 7900X OCed To 5.7GHz+, Breaks Cinebench R15 & 11.5 HWBOT 10 Core Records

May 30, 2017

Intel’s Skylake-X enthusiast HEDT family of processors was officially introduced yesterday and overclockers are already putting them to full use. Earlier today renowned overclocker Elmor, the same person who broke the 8-core Cinebench record with AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X, has returned to break the 10-core Cinebench world records with Intel’s latest i7 7900X 10-core $999 chip.

Intel’s Latest 10 Core i9 7900X Overclocked To 5.7GHz+ On Liquid Nitrogen

The company’s latest 10 core has several things going for it that put it solidly ahead of its predecessor. It features the Skylake microarchitecture, which delivers higher instructions per clock. It’s also debuting on a more refined 14nm process, allowing it to hit significantly higher clock speeds on air, liquid and LN2 cooling.

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This is evidently clear in Elmor’s latest record shattering runs of Cinebench R15 and R11.5. Not only did he manage to push the clocks on his 7900X sample way beyond what the 6950X is capable of on LN2, but with more IPC at his disposal he easily secured dramatically better scores.

In Cinebench R15 Elmor managed to squeeze in a blistering run at 5,755MHz, earning him a new 10-core world record with 3181 points. In Cinebench R11.5 he managed to push the clock speeds even further to 5,785MHz earning him a new Cinebench R11.5 10-core record with 34.79 points.
The new records were achieved with an Asus Rampage VI Apex X299 motherboard and G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 memory.

We’ve seen overclockers break new records with the 6 core i7 7800X part as well, which you can see here. Although we’ve yet to see any results from Intel’s 8 core i7 7820X part as of yet, its record on HWBot is surprisingly non-existent.


Intel Core X Series Processor Family Specifications:

CPU Name i9-7980XE i9-7960X i9-7940X i9-7920X i9-7900X i7-7820X i7-7800X i7-7740X i5-7640X
CPU Process 14nm+ 14nm+ 14nm+ 14nm+ 14nm+ 14nm+ 14nm+ 14nm+ 14nm+
Cores/Threads 18/36 16/32 14/28 12/24 10/20 8/16 6/12 4/8 4/4
Base Clock 2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz 3.1 GHz 2.9 GHz 3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.5 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz
(Turbo Boost 2.0) 4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.2 GHz
(Turbo Boost Max 3.0) 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.5 GHz N/A N/A N/A
L3 Cache 24.75 MB 22 MB 19.25 MB 16.5 MB 13.75 MB 11 MB 8.25 MB 6 MB 6 MB
L2 Cache 18 MB 16 MB 14 MB 12 MB 10 MB 8 MB 6 MB 4 MB 4 MB
Memory Quad DDR4 Quad DDR4 Quad DDR4 Quad DDR4 Quad DDR4 Quad DDR4 Quad DDR4 Dual DDR4 Dual DDR4
PCIe Lanes 44 44 44 44 44 28 28 16 16
Socket Type LGA 2066 LGA 2066 LGA 2066 LGA 2066 LGA 2066 LGA 2066 LGA 2066 LGA 2066 LGA 2066
TDP 165W 165W 165W 140W 140W 140W 140W 112W 112W
Price $1999 US $1699 US $1399 US $1189 US $999 US $599 US $389 US $349 $242


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