SkatterBencher #3: Intel Core i7-6820HK Overclocked to 4000 MHz

We overclock the Intel Core i7-6820HK up to 4000 MHz with the ASUS ROG GX700 notebook and its integrated water cooling.

This is the ASUS ROG GX700 V0 notebook which comes with watercooling as well as a Core i7 6820HK processor, a desktop grade GTX 980 graphics card and 64GB of memory.

ROG GX700 image

To do the overclocking we will be using the ROG Gaming Center application and in there we will switch up the Turbo Gear settings. We will be using four different benchmarks in the operating system to measure the performance; Intel XTU, ROG Realbench, F1 2014 and 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme. Note: Today will be a little bit different than our other SkatterBencher videos because we can’t really change that much manually.

Step #1: ROG GX700 Stock Without Water Cooling

At stock without the notebook attached to water cooling the CPU runs at 2.7GHz and boosts up to 3.6GHz. The graphics card is clocked at 1,189MHz with the memory clocked at 2.5GHz.

The stock performance in XTU is 1079 points. In Fire Strike Extreme it’s 4,790. In F1 2014 the minimum FPS is 59 and the Realbench score is 84,094. The temperature of the CPU was about 82C and the temperature of the GPU was about 60C.

Now we’ll move forward and plug the notebook on to the water cooling system.

Step #2: ROG GX700 Docked to the Water Cooling

Now that we’ve docked the notebook on to the water cooling system we go into the ROG Gaming Center and check the Turbo Gear settings. We noticed that the settings went from standard, to extreme. We noted that the CPU frequency increased to 4GHz and the GPU frequency increased to 1,227MHz and the GPU memory frequency to 3.5GHz.

Once again we checked the benchmark results and in XTU our score goes up to 1,148 points, which is an increase of about 6%. In Fire Strike Extreme our score goes up to 5,683 points which is an increase of 20%. In F1 2014 our minimum frames per second is now 70 FPS, which again is a percentage increase of 20%. In Realbench the percentage goes up a mere 2%. Thanks to the water cooling our CPU temperature decreased to 56C and the GPU temperature decreased to 40C.

Step #3: ROG GX700 Docked and Overclocked

As a final step of our overclocking adventure, we will switch to manual mode. We increased the CPU frequency to 4.0 GHz, we increased the CPU cache frequency to 4GHz. We enabled XMP and then we also increased the GPU core frequency by 200MHz as well as the GPU memory frequency by 300MHz as well.

In a final round of benchmarking we find that the XTU performance has gone up to 1,271 points which is 18% over stock performance. In Fire Strike Extreme we see that our performance went up to 6,665 points which almost 40% over stock performance – this is thanks to the 1,427MHz GPU frequency and 3.8GHz memory frequency.

In F1 2014 our minimum FPS has gone up to 71, which is 20% over stock performance and in ROG Realbench we now have a score 103,741 points, 23% over stock. The CPU temperature under load is 83C and the GPU temperature under load is only 41C.

That’s all for today’s article. If you want to learn more about overclocking check out the other videos at the SkatterBencher YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe and also ask any question you want below the video and we will try to answer it. If you have any questions related to overclocking the notebook, check out Massman’s ROG GX700 thread on the HWBOT forum – you’ll find a handy reset guide as well as a couple of benchmark score indicators.

We will be back soon with more overclocking content. Until the next time. Thanks for joining us.

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