After more than ten years, the blue team will compete again in the 8 GHz frequency league thanks to Intel’s flagship 13th Gen Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake processor.
Intel Achieves 8 GHz Frequency Record With Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU After More Than A Decade.
Since Intel last broke the world record for an overclocking frequency above 8 GHz, it has been more than ten years. The old Celeron and Pentium 4 components from the early 2000s are the only Intel processors that appear in the 8 GHz+ lists at HWBOT. Although, Intel will alter this with its 13th Generation Raptor Lake CPUs starting the following month.
The AMD FX-8370, which operates at an astonishing 8.72 GHz, now holds the record for the highest frequency. The fifth-placed processor is Intel’s Celeron D352, overclocked to 8.61 GHz. No contemporary Core or Ryzen CPU has been able to surpass the 8 GHz clock limit as of yet. The last recent chip to achieve a high clock frequency of 7.7 GHz a few years ago was the Intel Core i9-10900K. With Raptor Lake processors like the Core i9-13900K, overlockers are now preparing to reach overclocks exceeding 8 GHz once more.
The top-tier Raptor Lake CPU is the Intel Core i9-13900K, which has 24 cores and 32 threads in an 8 P-Core and 16 E-Core architecture. The CPU is set up to run at 3.0 GHz base speed, 5.8 GHz single-core boost (1-2 cores), and 5.5 GHz all-core boost (all 8 P-Cores). The CPU has a 125W PL1 rating that can go as high as 253W and 68 MB of mixed cache. Additionally, while operating in “Extreme Performance Mode,” which we covered here, the CPU may use up to 350W of electricity.
We obtained an overclocked result for the Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU from a tester currently using a Z790 motherboard that has not yet been launched. We cannot disclose the board’s brand, manufacturer, or model. However, it will be a very high-end model. The overclocker said that utilizing LN2 cooling and a voltage of 1.792V, he could successfully drive the 13900K Raptor Lake up to 8 GHz.
The overclocker also said that 8 GHz is a benchmark for 13900K overclocks and that we will see far higher clock rates when the lineup is officially announced. With SMT turned off, the overclock was extended to 8 P-Cores to achieve even greater 1-core results. We can’t wait to witness more specific results in the upcoming months. Still, the Raptor Lake CPU framework will be a significant deal for overclockers & enthusiasts.