Superstar overclocker Allen ‘Splave’ Golibersuch has overclocked the Core i9-13900K processor to eight.2 GHz underneath liquid nitrogen (LN2) on the finale of Intel’s Creator Problem (opens in new tab). The flagship Raptor Lake chip, which is able to battle for a spot on the record of finest CPUs, will hit the retail market on October 20 for $589.
The Core i9-13900K is a 24-core processor with eight P-cores and 16 E-cores. The chip has a most turbo enhance clock of 5.8 GHz because of Intel’s Thermal Velocity Increase (TVB) expertise. Splave pushed the Core i9-13900K to eight.2 GHz, a spectacular 41% enhance over Intel’s specification.
The Core i9-13900K is displaying some big overclocking potential for certain. In distinction, the prior Core i9-12900K solely achieved 7.6 GHz. Subsequently, the Core i9-13900K consequence exhibits an 8% enchancment.
AMD’s Zen 4 processors have their very own deserves as properly. For instance, we just lately noticed the Ryzen 9 7950X bought as much as 7.2 GHz on a single core and as much as 6.5 GHz on all cores. Nevertheless, in accordance with HWBot (opens in new tab), 7.4 GHz (7,471.96 MHz) is the very best that the Ryzen 9 7950X has reached. Subsequently, the Core i9-13900K’s clock velocity is roughly 11% increased than the Ryzen 9 7950X.
It’s going to be fascinating to see whether or not Raptor Lake can proceed to beat the overclocking charts. It has been some time since we have seen processors surpass the 8 GHz barrier. AMD’s antiquated FX collection of chips had been infamous for hitting excessive clock speeds. The FX-8370 nonetheless holds the report of the highest-clocked processor at 8.7 GHz, a feat from 2014.
Whereas Intel and AMD proceed to one-up one another within the overclocking sport, shoppers care extra about out-of-the-box efficiency. So whereas the Core i9-13900K seems spectacular underneath LN2, we’ll quickly see if it could possibly overpower AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X when Raptor Lake launches on October 20.