At Vortez we're always keen to see enthusiasts pushing the limits of hardware, especially when a platform is new and relatively untested. Such is the case this week with MSI reporting that Overclocking Enthusiasts Turn&Burn and Toppc, from the US and Taiwan respectively, have reached new heights on X79.
Turn&Burn, working on a MSI X79A-GD65 (8D), has been successful in pushing an Intel Core i7 3930K to 5.83GHz. This represents a 182% overclock vs stock, which is a new world record for Sandy Bridge-E processors.
The near-legendary Toppc, utilising a MSI Big Bang-XPower II paired with an Intel Core i7 3960X Processor, set a new record high baseclock of 170.33 MHz.
Congratulations to these guys and to MSI for showing the value of their Military Class III component choices. We're looking forward to more great things in the future.
Sources: Toppc HWBOT Entry, Turn&Burn HWBOT Entry