Intel Core i7-5960X Overclocked to 6GHz using LN2
An Australian overclocker ‘dinos22’ has achieved a new milestone as he hits 6GHz on the Intel Core i7-5960X, breaking the XTU World Record.
Like its predecessor, the Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core is quite unprecedented when it comes to overclocking pushed. Though the chip has a slightly higher TDP, it’s already been clocked up to 5GHz and beyond; however, it is just today when the legendary Australian overclocker Dino ‘dinos22’ Strkljevic has been able to push the frequency of the flagship Core i7-5960X up to 6 GHz.
Obviously, this great feat is achieved with the assistance of Liquid Nitrogen LN2 cooling, while Dino used his GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion motherboard and 16GB of DDR4 with timings of 12-14-15-15.
Dino, who is also the AU Marketing Manager for GIGABYTE, now holds the top spot the XTU World Record leaderboards. He’s currently overclocking his heart away in the Country Cup competition as part of Team AU.
We are, however, sure that it is just a matter of time when his opponents will respond with even more extreme overclocking sessions.
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