As good as liquid cooling is, to make a CPU go full demon mode you’ll need something a little stronger than water. You’re going to need liquid nitrogen, a huge power supply, and a cooling pot. You know, to hold that nitrogen while your CPU tries to combust from the sheer power pumping into it.
So it’s exciting to see one of the best gaming CPUs hitting a new top mark in the overclock game. Allen Golibersuch, writer for Tom’s Hardware, set the record this week at a staggering 7,083 MHz. That’s up from 5.3GHz using a standard AIO liquid cooler, even beating out ASUS’s results using much cooler liquid helium.
We love seeing this kind of insane performance, even if it’s unreasonable to need 7GHz for anything. Especially after growing up top-grade CPUs clocking in around 450MHz. The shift to multi-threaded processors to handle the generally-considered limitation beyond 3GHz without serious overclocking…that was a dark day.
Of course you can pick up any AIO liquid cooler to boost beyond your CPUs native clock speed by a good margin. We hope someday to double that clock speed without the need for special-order chemicals and components. So congratulations to Golibersuch and the Tom’s Hardware team on the record!
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