Intel Core i9-13900K processor overclocked to 8.2GHz

The famous overclocking enthusiast Allen 'Splave' Golibersuch overclocked the Core i9-13900K processor to 8.2GHz under the support of liquid nitrogen (LN2) cooling in the final of the Intel Creator Challenge. This 13th-generation Core desktop flagship processor will go on sale on October 20, with a pre-sale price of 4,899 yuan from the National Bank.

The Core i9-13900K is a 24-core processor with 8 P cores and 16 E cores. Thanks to Intel's "Thermal Velocity Boost" (thermal speed acceleration, referred to as "TVB") technology blessing, the chip's maximum turbo frequency reaches 5.8GHz. Splave overclocked the Core i9-13900K to 8.2 GHz, a 41% increase over Intel's official boost frequency.

The Core i9-13900K shows huge overclocking potential, compared to the previous generation Core i9-12900K which only reached 7.6GHz, the Core i9-13900K broke the Core i9-12900K record by 8%. 

AMD's Zen 4 processors also have strong overclocking capabilities. For example, the single-core frequency of the Ryzen 9 7950X was recently overclocked to up to 7.2 GHz, and the frequency of all cores was up to 6.5 GHz. However, according to HWBot, 7.4 GHz (7,471.96 MHz) is the highest value achieved by the Ryzen 9 7950X. As a result, the Core i9-13900K has about 11% higher clock speeds than the Ryzen 9 7950X.

Whether the 13th generation Core processor can continue to dominate the overclocking rankings will be worthy of attention. AMD's outdated FX-series chips are known for their super-overclocking abilities, and the FX-8370 still holds the record for top overclocking at 8.7 GHz (8722.78 MHz), a feat from 2014.

While Intel and AMD continue to compete with each other in the overclocking game, consumers care more about out-of-the-box performance.

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