Intel Core i7-6700K overclocked to over 7GHz

Core i7-6700K - Skylake - 7Ghz Overclock

There’s no mistaking Intel’s Core i7-6700K as anything but a phenomenal CPU; it’s exactly that.

Not only is it capable of besting a number of Intel’s higher tier enthusiast/extreme CPUs, but it overclocks like an absolute beast – reaching 5.2 GHz on air overclocking and, now, more than 7 GHz on liquid nitrogen.

The exact frequency achieved, according to KitGuru, was 7007.85 MHz.

The system used to overclock the i7-6700K used 8GB of G.Skill DDR4 as well as Windows XP. As far as the CPU was concerned, three of the four cores were disabled, the multiplier cranked up to 69x and the base clock frequency was set to 101.56 MHz.

You’ve got to admit, it’s an impressive feat. Just don’t except to be picking up your 6700K anytime soon – not with the current price of hardware in SA.

In fact, you’re looking at more than R6,500 for the CPU alone.


Source: KitGuru

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  • kolaval

    Windows XP?

  • Raboebie

    The amount of ram doesn’t really apply in this case. Could have just been an oversight.

  • kolaval

    But would XP even support skylake?

  • Raboebie

    Good point lol, must have been on windows 8 or 10 then. I’m gonna guess and say XP will probably install on a skylake box since its still an x86 processor. How it will behave is a different story all together.

  • WpPrRz

    I’m sure even Windows 98 “supports” Skylake.

    Many of the hardcore overclockers prefer Windows XP, and normally this isn’t even running from disk. But in memory.

  • Space Chief

    Don’t buy the M$ FUD. 🙂

  • Ray Mulder

    Please, one of you experts out there, tell me what is the point of a fast cpu if the download internet speeds are so much slower. I know that it’s good for gaming and serious local stuff but most people these days use the internet. What am i missing.
    Don’t tell me I’m dumb, i already know that:)

  • YeahIsaidIt

    These speed tests are dumb. It’s a quad core that had 75% of its cores disabled for this test too. It’s absolutely pointless

  • Jacques

    I have the Core i7-6700K 4GHz CPU and it runs naturally on 4.6GHz from a BIOS setting. It is pointless to do such extreme overclocking even for gaming. Tho it is a fascination and most probably an addiction for some to see what is the possibility of the CPU or Graphics Card! I agree with whoever said it, the Core i7-6700K is an amazing CPU, most probably the best ever from Intel, but then so was the VW Beetle in 1944!(oh, sorry that wasn’t a CPU!)

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