Nehalem is without a doubt the talk of the town, not the least thanks to Intel’s recent presentations at IDF. We haven’t seen any real full performance tests though, not even overclocking tests have been available, which is far from odd though since no one but Intel and its closest partners have Nehalem systems at their disposal. During the Advanced Overclocking Championship in Berlin, ASUS had brought its coming Intel X58 motherboard, ASUS P6T Deluxe, and Intel’s Nehalem processor, also known as Core i7.
The information we got applied only to ASUS own P6T Deluxe motherboard, none of the performance tests or the the information was directly related to the processor. Now, a few days later we’ve managed to dig up some exclusive information on Core i7 and its overclocking potential.
We have the first pictures of Core i7 under extreme overclocking where we have information that reveals that the Nehalem architecture reacts well to extremely low temperatures.
Our source installed a Core i7 processor in ASUS P6T Deluxe and threw liquid nitrogen at it, and the first tests have shown that the processor can handle temperatures as low as -120°C with ease. No coldbugs have been experienced, but we should say that it haven’t tried lower than -120°C so far. Something that may very well happen within the near future.
This bodes well for the extreme overclockers that are sitting around waiting for the Nehalem architecture and even if we have no detailed performance data or even clock frequencies to share, Intel’s new architecture is not far behind Yorkfield in regards to overclocked frequencies. That’s as much as we could get for now, but we will keep digging!
Beside the pictures of the LN2-cooled Nehalem system we have some more exclusive photos of ASUS P6T Deluxe;