Mystery Intel 6-core CPU overclocked to 4GHz

January 25, 2010 // 12:06 p.m.

Tags: #6-core #cpu #forum #gulftown #intel #oc #overclock #perform #performance #result #test

bit-tech forum member windwithme, who's based out in Taipei, Taiwan, has got his hands on Gigabyte's latest GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard and tested it with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps hardware. In among the many, fantastic pictures and BIOS screenshots though, we noticed he was using Intel's latest 6-core Gulftown CPU and overclocking the nuts off it!

Armed with an early B1 engineering sample, he has overclocked from the stock 2.4GHz to 4GHz (23x175MHz baseclock) on all 6-cores and 12-threads, with the triple channel memory running at an incredible 2,100MHz CL8 8-8-24 1T.

His overclocked results include:
  • Sandra Memory Bandwidth - 30925 MB/s
  • EVEREST Memory Read - 21274 MB/s
  • Hyper 12 X PI 32M - 14m 53.289s
  • CPUMARK 99 - 620
  • CINEBENCH R10:
    1 CPU - 5662
    x CPU - 31983
  • PCMark Vantage:
    GTX260 SLI 2WAY - 20313
    GTX260 SLI 3WAY - 27205
He continues on in his comments about the 12-thread CPU, that the software is often the limitation - the benchmarks are not threaded enough leading to a decrease in performance on occasion. Since no 6-core products yet formally exist on the market, no doubt this will improve in future software revisions.

Mystery Intel 6-core CPU overclocked to 4GHz Intel 6-core hits 4GHz, shows benchmarks
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While we don't necessarily agree with his conclusions about the Gigabyte board from a technical perspective, his coverage is impressive so if you want to see much more, check out the forum thread!

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