Another bloke X800Pro has overclocked the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge processor using liquid nitrogen (LN2). He was able to achieve a maximum clock of 6616.96 MHz (no CPU-Z validation though) on Intel i7 3770K but he managed to validate it at 6584 MHz using 63x multiplier (104.52×63), the vcore was a staggering 1.85v (CPU-Z giving an incorrect reading due to a motherboard bug). The sytem was powered by Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H, G.Skill 2133CL7 2GBx2, Corsair AX1200 and Zotac GTX 680 ‘Supreme Edition’.
At 6.5GHz the system was Pi stable and the test completed in 5.585s (Super Pi 1M) which is about 0.2 seconds off the world record on HWBOT. The overclocker X800PRO went on to say these Ivy Bridge processors are not as good as SNB under air-cooled situations and some people will be left disappointed. Anyways we have also got our hands on i7 3770K and it is being tested as we speak, we’ll have a review of our own out quite ‘soon’ so keep a look out.