While an exact release date for Intel’s Ivy Bridge – the 22nm successor to Sandy Bridge – has yet to be confirmed, reports coming from Bright Side of the News indicate the processor has massive overclocking potential.
Intel’s soon-to-be-released quad core Core i7-3770K is clocked at 3.5 GHz with an L1 cache of 128 KB, an L2 cache of 1MB, and MB of L3 cache. While this is nearly identical to last year’s Sandy Bridge, the difference is in the promised performance increases on the graphics side.
As BSN* reports, albeit with scant details, overclockers have managed to pump the Core i7-3770K to an impressive 7.06 GHz from 3.5 GHz by raising the voltage to 1.889 volts, using a 63X multiplier, and 112.11 MHz. And of course, dry ice.