One of the great surprises of Alder Lake is overclocking, and we have new proof of this with the Intel Pentium Gold G7400T, a simple dual-core CPU with an official price of 64 dollars that can almost double the Base frequencies.
First of all, we are looking at a processor with two high-performance cores (P-Core ) with four processing threads at a single operating frequency of 3.10 GHz (does not offer Turbo frequencies) with 6 MB of Intel Smart Cache, 2.5 MB of L2 cache, a 35W TDP, and the use of the Intel 7.
In the hands of the overclocker Hicookie, together with a Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Tachyon motherboard, they managed to get the CPU to go from operating from 3.10 GHz to the impressive figure of 5.80 GHz only by overclocking by BCLK since it must be remembered that being a model ‘no K,’ you have the multiplier locked. This was enough for it to be the fastest 2-core CPU in benchmarks like Geekbench 3.4.4, HWbot X265 Benchmark 4K, HWbot X265 Benchmark 1080p, and Y-Cruncher-Pi-1B.
To make this possible, the Intel Pentium Gold G7400T was subjected to an extreme voltage of 1,656v to achieve a BCLK of 187.38 MHz (+87%), requiring liquid nitrogen to make everything run like clockwork. This shows us the performance limit, but for any mortal, a much more moderate overclock would allow getting a lot of juice out of this very low-cost CPU that includes integrated Intel UHD Graphics 710 @ 1.35 GHz, so it is ideal. For basic systems.