Extreme overclocker smashes world record by pushing an Intel Core i9-13900K to 8.8 GHz
Even pre-production Intel Raptor Lake samples showed impeccable overclocking ability. The Core i9-13900K easily breached the 8.0 GHz barrier, while its Zen 4-based competitor, the Ryzen 9 7950X, stalled at around 7.2 GHz. Extreme overclocker Elmor has smashed all records by pushing their Core i9-13900K to 8,812 MHz with liquid nitrogen.
The feat was achieved using an Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Apex motherboard with 32 GB of quad-channel DDR5-4800 RAM on a Windows 7 system. CPU-Z incorrectly reports the motherboard's voltage at 1.35 volts. The Intel Core i9-13900K has finally dethroned AMD's Piledriver-based FX-8370 CPU, which sat on top of the overclocking record charts for nearly a decade with a peak clock speed of 8,722 MHz.
The Core i9-13900K's stellar overclocking ability only sets the stage for its immediate successor, the Core i9-13900KS. Intel claims the CPU can boost up to 6.0 GHz on one core right out of the box. Overclockers should easily be able to push it beyond the never-before-traversed 9.0 GHz barrier. It could even fulfil Intel's coveted dream of a 10 GHz CPU.