ASUS proudly announces overclockers managed to clock Intel's Ivy Bridge to 7GHz on a ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE motherboard, as well as five new world records achieved on the ROG Maximus V GENE:
ASUS overclocking prowess once again makes headlines with multiple performance achievements on ASUS motherboards featuring the Intel® Z77 chipset and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors. These include reaching the 7GHz clock speed threshold on the ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE motherboard, as well as five new world records on the ROG Maximus V GENE, also based on Intel® Z77. These new records all showcase the benefits of ASUS engineering, use of the finest materials and components, and user-friendly DIY features.
Achieving a 7GHz CPU
ASUS engineers have recorded a massive 7GHz CPU clock frequency today on the P8Z77-V DELUXE, using a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770K processor with 16GB of DDR3 clocked at 2800MHz. Employing LN2 cooling, they were able to push the new processor to the limit and beyond, demonstrating the performance tuning abilities of ASUS Z77-based motherboards. The milestone also establishes that even so-called channel boards from ASUS are capable of very impressive overclocking feats, bringing the challenge and satisfaction of DIY tuning to a wider audience.
Champion board breaks five records in one day
True to the ROG creed of “Choice of Champions”, the Z77-based Maximus V GENE micro ATX gaming board exceeded no less than five world performance records in a single day. Once again, ASUS engineers utilized LN2 cooling (which is readily available to consumers) in order to ensure enhanced stability in the face of extreme performance demands.
The five new verified world records are as follows:
- AquaMark 3: 536638 marks using a Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics card clocked at 1600MHz core and 1900MHz GDDR5 http://hwbot.org/submission/2276484_
- PiFast: 10.3 seconds with Intel® Core™ i7-3770K set to 6930MHz http://hwbot.org/submission/2276480_
- 3DMark®2001 SE: 164589 marks using a GeForce® GTX 580 clocked at 1553MHz core and 1250MHz GDDR5
- SuperPi: 5 seconds 187ms with Intel® Core™ i7-3770K set to 6961MHz http://hwbot.org/submission/2276472_
- SuperPi 32M: 4 minutes 52 seconds and 953ms with Intel® Core™ i7 set to 6735MHz
(This record has not been submitted as of this writing, but has been verified internally by ASUS engineers)
Always made for overclocking
These accomplishments all point to the investment by ASUS in enabling better and more readily accessible performance tuning. ASUS remains fully committed to the power user and enthusiast markets, offering a range of Intel® Z77-based motherboards designed for overclocking. This includes better materials, smarter layout, and tougher components, but also covers user-friendly features that make tapping computing potential easier. Select ASUS Z77-based motherboards offer exclusive features such as Wi-Fi GO! wireless enhancement, convenient USB BIOS Flashback, and Fan Xpert 2 custom cooling management. ROG motherboards, including the Maximus V GENE, go further with overclocking built into their DNA. They give users SupremeFX® III audio, Intel® Ethernet connection optimization, intelligent GameFirst bandwidth control, and unique mPCIe Combo expandability. They are by far the best choice for gamers and those passionate about overclocking.