While reading this article, I learned about world records. As you may know, I’m new to Overclocking and I simply didn’t know about world records. From my old days, I remember going over 5Ghz was a major achievement.
That said, I’m happy to see that the good old AMD FX CPUs dominate the Top 20 list!
I have a few questions for you:
1 – When shooting for a world record, does the voltage matter? Meaning, does the voltage have to be as low as possible while aiming for the higher clock speed?
2 – When speaking of the world record, are we referring to the Guinness World Record?
3 – Lastly, which tools and/or websites are considered “official” by overclockers?
They have to raise the voltage quite a bit to reach those frequencies. That's why liquid nitrogen is required for cooling. They're basically cooking the processor.
Related question - other than going for some kind of world record. What would be the feasible computing advantage to run a CPU as 8GhZ consistently?