Intel’s 11th gen Rocket Lake-S processors are resulting from launch on March 30, however we’re already seeing a severely spectacular overclock utilizing the Intel Core i9 11900Ok. With a regular base frequency and single core increase of three.5GHz and 5.3GHz respectively, Twitter consumer Tum_apisak noticed the processor breaking 7GHz speeds – 7047.88MHz in keeping with a CPU-Z validation page, to be exact.

With the chip fitted into Asus’s model new ROG Maximus XIII Apex – a tool with all of the hallmarks of the best gaming motherboard – the overclocker cranked the voltage as much as 1.873v to succeed in the monster clock pace. This is a reasonably spectacular achievement for such a brand new CPU, and we might anticipate even larger clocks on the i9 11900Ok in a couple of months, as formally optimised shopper BIOS updates launch.

Don’t anticipate to choose up an i9 11900Ok, slap on the best AIO cooler, and see comparable overclocking outcomes, although. It’s not specified how the processor was cooled, however these types of speeds normally contain liquid nitrogen to maintain the temperatures down, which isn’t a viable, low-cost, or long-lasting resolution for cooling your PC.

In reality, Youtuber PC Wale hit 6.5GHz utilizing the acute LN2 cooling remedy, so it’s unlikely you’ll have the ability to hit 7GHz whereas gaming.

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Both of those are nonetheless a great distance off the CPU-Z overclocking record, nonetheless. That achievement surprisingly belongs to an AMD FX-8350 Piledriver chip, which managed to hit a whopping 8.79GHz again in 2012.