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[tgdaily] OCers push 8-core Skulltrail to 6 GHz: Dual-socket overclocking confirmed

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Las Vegas (NV) – When Intel released its Skulltrail platform, the main focus of this extreme computing platform was on overclocking capabilities. Dual-socket motherboards traditionally have not been a prime target for overclocking anyway, so this was an interesting proposition from Intel anyway. Now we know that Skulltrail has lots of headroom.

Overclocking with advanced air-cooling can take Skulltrail from 3.2 GHz to 4 GHz. 4.5 GHz is reportedly manageable with a modest water-cooling system. Not surprisingly, there is a lot more capability in this platform if take an extreme Skulltrail a bit more extreme.

According to this forum post on XtremeSystems, one of big overclocking community sites, „Vince“ was able to run all eight cores at 6006 MHz - or a total of 48 GHz of processing horsepower. Eight cores clocked at 6 GHz is something we didn't expect to see in quite some time.

Our congratulations not only go to Vince, but also to the Intel engineers who created a processor that can remain stable at a clock speed that is 2.8 GHz faster than the shipping clock.
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is it 6ghz for both combined? lol. or is it per processor?
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Wow... just wow... that thing can make benchmarks scream.

Not neccessarily 48ghz lol, but still damn powerful.
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now just throw in a 3870x2 and set the 3Dmark06 single card world record.... or set it to folding, and cure cancer by tomorrow
    
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"48ghz"...
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OMG XD thats too much of a overkill with current videocards today
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With that much power i can see 40K in 3dmark 06.
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OMG XD thats too much of a overkill with current videocards today
Too much of overkill for games today. Even crysis doesnt use that much CPU power.
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yea my point exactly
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Well what do you expect? It was K!ngp!n who did it

That guy is an overclocking god
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