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Visualized: Intel's Haswell Core i7 overclocked to 6.88GHz on an ASUS motherboard

Visualized: Intel's Haswell Core i7 overclocked to 6.88GHz on an ASUS motherboard
Richard Lai
Richard Lai|@richardlai|June 4, 2013 1:04 AM

After winning yesterday's Corsair Overclocking competition at Computex, the same folks were brought over to ASUS' ROG event earlier today, where they overclocked an Intel Haswell Core i7-4770K from its typical 3.5GHz to a staggering 6.88GHz -- just a tad less than yesterday's 6.98GHz -- on an ASUS Maximus VI Extreme motherboard. As a bonus, the DRAM frequency was also pushed to 4.1GHz, which is believed to be the fastest yet on Haswell. As usual, the overclockers poured liquid nitrogen onto the chip every now and then to keep it cool, thus giving us the above photo opportunity. %Gallery-190236%

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Visualized: Intel's Haswell Core i7 overclocked to 6.88GHz on an ASUS motherboard