Intel processor - two overclocking records from Russia

    Many of you may have noticed that the team likes to mock computer hardware by cooling it with liquid nitrogen and soldering “unnecessary” microcircuits. But today we will talk about a slightly different class of hardware, namely server processors from Intel .

    I think that many of you have heard, or perhaps seen, Intel Xeon processors . Their main feature is that they get along perfectly together in the same system, creating entire clusters and ultimately powerful supercomputers!

    And I want to surprise you with the frequency at which these processors are able to work! The new Intel Xeon 5677 processor (which is 4 cores on a 32nm process technology) was able to conquer the 6GHz line !


    The company Intel has kindly provided us with an excellent opportunity to test the overclocking potential of engineering samples of Intel Xeon server processors. We could not miss such a chance, so the two members of our team went straight to the Intel office. There they were met by company representatives, and brought them a whole pallet of processors.

    10 pieces of absolutely identical processors in appearance, but they are so different in overclocking)


    There are clearly more processors in the photo, but Smoke couldn’t help but take a picture with such a bunch of processors!

    Since Xeon- server processors, they decided to test them on multi-threaded applications! For overclocker, there is such a favorite test utility called wPrime. It uses the computing power of each core, and therefore, with an increase in the number of cores, the speed of calculating an arithmetic function is growing rapidly.


    - motherboard Asus Rampage III Extreme
    - RAM Corsair Dominator GTX2
    - Nvidia GeForce 9500GT card
    - PSU Antec TPQ 1200W OC edition
    - WD 160Gb Raptor HDD

    So start:

    load all 4 core and hence 8 flows processor could withstand at a frequency of 5885 MHz. It was at this frequency that the processor was able to calculate wPrime for a value of 32 million decimal places.


    The result was 4.031 seconds. This is a world record in the category of quad-core processor. I’ll tell you a secret, but we managed to split even 4 seconds - a kind of psychological frontier. But we are not in a hurry to post our result to the court of world overclockers, since we are the first so far!


    In order to calculate the result up to 1024 million decimal places, the processor needs more time, namely 131.047 seconds. And this is again a world record in this category. Again - we managed to split 130 seconds!)


    I want to express gratitude to Intel for understanding the problems of overclockers and all possible assistance to our team!

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