Most Intel Core i7-7740X CPUs should reach 5GHz with 1.215V

Posted on Monday, Jun 19 2017 @ 11:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The Intel Core i7-7740X is a relatively dull $339 quad-core, eight-threaded Kaby Lake-X processor for the X299 platform but it seems it will offer quite exciting overclocking capabilities. VideoCardz got its hands on leaked Intel documents and reports most samples may hit 5GHz with a voltage of around 1.2V.

Intel says it tested 100 pieces of the i7-7740X and found that the 23 percent best chips ran Cinebench R15 at 5GHz with 1.205V. Another 53 percent achieved it with 1.215V and the 24 percent worst chips required 1.341V.

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VideoCardz notes Intel recommends liquid cooling for Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors, no matter if they're overclocked or not. Head over to the site to see some performance charts from Intel.

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