See my latest overclock result email@example.com ghz here!
Don't know how, but today I stuck into reading cpu & gpu benchmarks. Usually I don't like overclocking, because it causes more power consumption, more heat and more noise.
I live in a hot part of China, and it is a real trouble to cool off pc in Summer. Okay, it is Autumn outside and I need some heat in my room.
When I purchased my Intel Xeon e3-1230v3 I was sure, I won't overclock it, but reading those 3dmark scores of overclockers I started to wonder, whether it is possible to overclock my Xeon.
Little Googling gives a simple answer:
- If you are going to overclock your cpu then go for i7-47770k
- if your don't need igpu and not going to overclock then you can take e3-1230v3
Intel Xeon e3-1230v3 theoretically is not overclockable, but why don't try? And I tried. First I pushed the target speed to 3.5 ghz and then to 3.7 ghz.
The system works stable without no lags and hangs. I would try to push even further, but under 100% load cpu temperature gets to 80-82 degree very fast, probably my cooler is not good enough.
And here is the result, I get 8.04 pts instead of 7.54 in cinebench.
Adding some more thermal paste solved cpu overheating problem. The temperature doesn't go over 70 degree by Celsius scale in any scenarios. That made me confident and I tried to overclock my e3-1230v3 a little more.
3.774 ghz is the maximum stable cpu speed that I could get. Everything else just didn't boot. Cinebench score is 8.18 pts.
Some 3dmark results.
- CPU 3.30 ghz and GPU 1137/1189 mhz 7172 in Fire strike.
- CPU 3.70 ghz and GPU 1137/1189 mhz 7230 in Fire strike.
- CPU 3.70 ghz and GPU 1150/1202 mhz 7248 in Fire strike.
- CPU 3.77 ghz and GPU 1208/1260 mhz 7631 in Fire strike.
- CPU 3.77 ghz and GPU 1218/1270 mhz 7773 in Fire strike.
- CPU 3.81 ghz and GPU 1218/1270 mhz 7819 in Fire strike.