The Asus overclocking team, led by overclocker Jon “Elmor” Sandstrom, has set a new world record by surpassing the 9GHz clock speed barrier with a Core i9-13900K.
According to the HWBot entry and CPU-Z Validator, the outcome is legitimate. 32GB of DDR5-5600 G was paired with the Core i9-13900K. Skill Trident Z memory is installed on a modified Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Apex motherboard with enhanced VRMs and signaling for extreme overclocking. The CPU voltage was 1.3226V.
The astounding frequency of 9008.82MHz was only achieved on a single core, with all E-cores disabled. Check out the SkatterBencher behind-the-scenes video if you are interested in learning more about the preparation and process. Here, the CPU reached 9015,4 MHz on the first attempt, with temperatures hovering around -250 °C while LN2 was used for cooling.
Similarly, by surpassing 9.0GHz with an Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Apex, this motherboard holds 14 world records and 29 GFP scores, making it the Z790 board with the most records.
Even though achieving a CPU frequency of over 9000MHz is impressive, it shouldn’t be long before we see a CPU with an even higher frequency. With the Core i9-13900KS likely to be unveiled at CES 2023, it’s only a matter of time before overclockers obtain a sample and begin experimenting with it.
How far can the Core i9-13900KS be overclocked by enthusiasts?