How fast does your CPU run? 2GHz? How about 4? Nah, that's old school. 6GHz should be the sweet spot these days. Well, overclocking enthusiasts can never be satisfied but famed overclocker 'sofos1990' can be quite content that his overclocking setup has shattered all known records. He has successfully demonstrated a sustained overclock past the 6GHz mark on the new Intel Core i9 7900X, setting a new record on the hardware benchmarking site, HWBOT.
Beat this! Intel Core i9 7900X overclocked to 6.01GHz under LN2 cooling, breaks HWBOT benchmark
Other components of the rig seem to be surprisingly simple. The motherboard used was Gigabyte's X299 SOC Champion, which is a limited edition for overclock enthusiasts. The system had 4GB of G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 RAM and a 120GB Neutron GTX SSD. All of it was powered by a Corsair Professional Gold Series 1500W PSU. It remains to be seen how long will the 7900X hold this crown. With Intel's 18-core 36-thread i9 7980XE processor around the corner and AMD's Ryzen Threadripper hot on its heels, the HEDT market has never been so exciting.