A couple of weeks ago, we posted that GIGABYTE’s hicookie became the first overclocker to hit 7GHz on Intel’s current-gen Ivy Bridge processors, and in effect broke the previous world record. Since then, we’ve been informed that this wasn’t correct. Instead, both ASUS and MSI both hit 7GHz before hicookie, so I thought I’d give both companies a shout-out for it.
Back in April, ASUS issued a news release showing that 7GHz was achieved using its P8Z77V-DELUXE motherboard. While GIGABYTE’s accomplished frequency was 7032.71MHz, ASUS’ was 7063.06MHz… months earlier. In addition, something we didn’t notice was that in GIGABYTE’s verified CPU-Z URL, just one CPU core was enabled on the CPU at the time. In contrast, ASUS’ accomplishment didn’t limit the number of cores being run. Futhermore, on the same day that we posted about GIGABYTE’s accomplishment, ASUS’ own record was broken with its Maximus V GENE mATX board, reaching 7074.07MHz.
With MSI, its 7GHz accomplishment was hit back in March, reaching 7007.24MHz on its Z77A-GD65.
As far as we can tell, ASUS was the first board vendor to see 7GHz hit on its motherboards, back in January. MSI followed-up in March, and then late last month, GIGABYTE joined the party. So, contrary to what we were told and in turn reported, hicookie wasn’t in fact the first person to reach 7GHz.
That said, let’s see who is the first to reach 7.1GHz ;-)