Intel Overclocks Its Sandy Bridge CPU To 4.9GHz Using Air Cooling Only

Many folks are wondering what to expect from Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge processors, and Intel seems to be quite happy to fill you in with that information. The chip giant decided to spare some time and perform some overclocking feats this week. Details weren’t abundant, but a new CPU was overclocked using air cooling and tested running Cinebench R11.5. With that setup, the processor managed to run at 4.9GHz and apparently outperformed a 12-core AMD Opteron by quite a bit. Intel requested that the original speed of the CPU before overclocking to not be disclosed, so it remains to be seen how far you’ll be able to take your new processor when it finally arrives. If you’re still drooling, you could check out a video after the jump.

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