what just happened For the first time in more than eight years, an Intel chip has exceeded the 8 GHz frequency. A technical sample of the Core i9-13900K reached 8.2 GHz using copious amounts of liquid nitrogen, showing the upcoming processor’s overclocking potential.
During the Intel Creator Challenge PC modding finals, overclocker Allen “Splave” Golibersuch managed to hit the 8.2GHz frequency on the Core i9-13900K, which has 24 cores, including eight performance cores and 16 Efficiency cores. For comparison, the record overclock for the Core i9-12900K is 7.6 GHz.
When not using exotic cooling like liquid nitrogen (LN2), Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost still allows the Raptor Lake chip to hit a very impressive 5.8GHz – 5.5GHz with all eight P-cores.
We’re still a long way from challenging the world overclocking record. The HWBot chart shows that the AMD FX-8370’s 8.7 GHz (8722.78 MHz) is unbeaten since 2014. Team Red’s legacy CPUs hold the three spots behind the leader. In fact, all but two of the top 20 OC records were achieved on AMD processors.
The HWBot chart shows the latest Intel chip to surpass the 8 GHz milestone. That was the Celeron D 365 more than eight years ago. The fifth-placed CPU managed to reach an overclocked frequency of 8.54 GHz.
We’re excited to see how Intel’s upcoming chip compares to AMD’s new flagship, the Ryzen 9 7950X, a 16-core, 32-thread CPU clocked at between 4.5 GHz and 5.7 GHz depending on the load. We rated the processor very well, giving it a score of 95 in our test, but it seems the Ryzen won’t challenge the Core i9-13900K when it comes to LN2 overclocking; The Zen 4 chip’s best HWBot entry is 7.4 GHz (7471.96 MHz).
This isn’t the first report of the outstanding performance of the Core i9-13900K. Last month, the chip topped PassMark’s latest single-threaded CPU benchmark with a score of 4,833. The Raptor Lake CPU will be available on October 20 for $589.
h/t: Tom’s Hardware
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