Intel’s upcoming Core i7 pushed to 4GHz on air
We have already told you that Nehalem is highly overclockable and today we have a screenshot of a successful overclock on a Bloomfield, Core i7 CPU.
The chap managed to overclock 2.93GHz Engineering samples to a whopping 4.11GHz on air and he increased the voltage to 1.576V.
They set a multiplier to 31 and he got the final score of 4112.7 MHz and this is probably not the last stop when you overclock by air. The normal multiplier for 2.93GHz Nehalem is 22 times and you can see that the CPU has four cores and eight threads, 4x256KB L2 cache and 8MB L3 shared cache.