The Pentium Gold G7400T reaches 5.8GHz in overclocking

The Pentium Gold G7400T reaches 5.8GHz in overclocking

Professional overclocker Hicookie has managed to increase the frequency of one of Intel's cheapest Alder Lake-based CPUs, the Pentium Gold G7400T, from 3.1 to 5.8 GHz by altering its base clock (BCLK).

Photo Credit: Intel Intel's Pentium processors are aimed at budget PCs that aren't meant to be overclocked, which is a bit ironic given that this kind of product could benefit most from overclocking (given that CPUs expensive are already pretty fast). The last time Intel offered an overclockable Pentium processor was in 2014, when it launched the Haswell-based Pentium Anniversary Edition (model G3258) with an unlocked multiplier. But with the recent ability to overclock BCLK on Intel Alder Lake, every CPU in this family can be overclocked, which opens up numerous possibilities for those who want to get higher performance at a lower price.

The The Pentium G7400T is a simple dual-core processor with a base frequency of 3.10GHz, an L2 cache of 2.5MB, and an L3 cache of 6MB. Since it is a T-series chip, it has a TDP of only 35W, so it can also be used inside fanless PCs. But if you want to overclock, you will need a more sophisticated cooling system as the CPU will overheat more easily. 5.8 GHz is certainly not the highest clock rate ever achieved by a dual-core CPU, but this is not about setting clock records, it's about performance. Based on data provided by Hicookie to several databases (collected by, this is the fastest dual-core CPU in Geekbench 3.4.4, HWbot X265 Benchmark 4K, HWbot X265 Benchmark 1080p, and Y-Cruncher- Pi-1B.

if (jQuery ("# ​​crm_srl-th_hardware_d_mh2_1"). is (": visible")) {console.log ("Edinet ADV adding zone: tag crm_srl-th_hardware_d_mh2_1 slot id: th_hardware_d_mh2"); } Photo Credit: HD-Technology To overclock its Pentium G7400T to 5.808MHz, Hicookie increased its BCLK to 187 MHz (equal to 87%), pushed the voltage to 1.656V (quite high for a 10nm CPU) and used liquid nitrogen cooling. The experiment was conducted on Gigabyte's expensive Aorus Z690 Tachyon motherboard, which is an uncommon match for such a cheap CPU. However, since the purpose of the experiment was to uncover the overclocking potential of Intel's Pentium G7400T, this choice was justified. What remains to be seen is whether the G7400T can reach these frequencies even without using liquid nitrogen.

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