Intel Core i7 3960X Maximum Speed is 5.2 GHz
The fastest Intel processors, Core i7 3960X, it still can be driven faster. From the standard speed of 3.3 GHz, the processor can still be lauched up to speed 5.2 GHz.
This figure is obtained by one of the kingpins overclocking forum and quoted from Fudzilla, Friday (11/18/2011).
In these tests, the overclockers use liquid nitrogen cooling, GeForce GTX 580 and Corsair Dominator GT 16 GB. The result?
Having driven up to 5.2 GHz computer managed to carve figures of X9609 in 3DMark 11 and 5505,274 in the benchmark Unigine Heaven. It was a fantastic figure.
The maximum speed obtained by the Core i7 3960X is not the fastest , previously, Andre who had changed the AMD FX-8150 from the standard speed of 3.6 GHz to 8.58 GHz. But both claimed different methods.
To reach the 8.58 GHz, Andre had to 'turn off' a number of cores, of which there are 8 cores only 2 are activated. While Core i7 3960X, although only reached 5.2 GHz but the whole core has (6 cores, 12 threads) running simultaneously, thus producing more power.