MSI's P55-GD80 Used To Overclock 2.8GHz Core i7 To 5.39GHz

With a little knowledge, a sprinkle of liquid nitrogen and a few BIOS tweaks, the sky really is the limit when it comes to overclocking. If you don't believe us, maybe you'll believe MSI. The company has just announced that its P55 mainboard series (the P55-GD80) has helped to set a world record of over 5.3GHz.

Specifically, the Xtreme Speed P55 was used by Coolaler in order to overclock an Intel Core i7 860 processor (2.8GHz in its stock performance), and the results were obviously impressive. All told, the CPU hit a whopping 5.39GHz, which is 92% past its set frequency. So, anyone up for giving this guy a challenge?

World-renown mainboard and graphics card manufacturer, MSI, has attracted the attention of major worldwide media and power users since the launch of its Xtreme Speed P55 mainboard series. Not only does this series boast a total feature set and specs, but the Xtreme Speed P55 features many MSI-exclusive performance enhancing designs. The series has received wide media acclaim for its outstanding overclocking capabilities, especially the P55 series’ flagship product, the P55-GD80. Featuring DrMOS, SuperPipe and OC Genie, this mainboard's overclocking capabilities are truly amazing. The Taiwan overclocker, Coolaler, was able to overclock the Intel Core i7 860 CPU (2.8GHz)to 5.39 GHz with MSI’s P55-GD80 mainboard, breaking the world record and pushing the processor 92% past its set frequency. This performance surpasses the competition, and beautifully demonstrates MSI's P55 series overclocking prowess.

The MSI P55-GD80 owes much of its outstanding overclocking ability to its equipped MSI-exclusive technologies, such as the one second auto-overclocking feature OC Genie, the SuperPipe cooling system that effectively drops the operating temperature by 50°C, and 1>4 phase total DrMOS power supply design. Other features include the real-time overclocking function Direct OC, BIOS update and backup feature M-Flash, Power eSATA that acts as both a power source and an eSATA port, etc. These features coupled with the mainboard's spec set and performance make the MSI P55-GD80 the hottest P55 product around.

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3vi1 5 years ago

The "news" on MSI's site never mentions liquid nitrogen, or that this was a totally impractical setup. That's downright disingenuous.

Things run faster when you're constantly pouring a super-coolant into the system - We get it. At this point, we've seen so many of these that it doesn't really matter exactly how much you can overclock a system in this manner.

Maybe I'm alone in that opinion, but I'd much rather hear about someone doing something new, or anything with potential consumer implications... than this type of shady advertising.

mentaldisorder 5 years ago

Hehe, I was thinking the exact same thing 3vi1.  I too am hoping for someone to design something practical that can get our cpus to do these overclocks.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

I think its kinda cool even though its advertisement. The last time we saw anything getting up to and above 5GHz was the single core Pentium 4. Now both the i7s and the Phenom IIs are pulling it off easy with a little LN2. The Pentium 4 capped out at 3.8GHz so maybe down the road we will see some 4GHz standard parts. It may not be practical, but it does show the chips have potential.

ClemSnide 5 years ago

>The MSI P55-GD80 owes much of its outstanding overclocking ability to its equipped MSI-exclusive technologies

...LN is an MSI-exclusive technology? I'll have to tell the physicists.

I do enjoy the LN overclocking challenges. They're kind of like extreme sports for us computer geeks.

kid007 5 years ago

pretty nice overclocking, they should created a Liquid Nitrogen system. Corsair & Thermaltake where are you guys? this is an idea hello! Maximum overclocking at least we got something to do while we wait for the weekend :)

Der Meister 5 years ago

you can get close with a phase change cooling system, but there are expensive... $800-900

Crisis Causer 5 years ago

Still over 1GHz slower than the Phenom II max, but impress never-the-less. 

And Pentium IV was taken to 8GHz.  Yeah - that's freaking awesome.

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