We’ve seen some fairly spectacular overclocks lately, with Intel’s new flagship i9 11900Ok hitting up to 7GHz speeds. Of course, you can’t anticipate to see such a excessive quantity with out liquid nitrogen concerned however slapping the best AIO cooler on will nonetheless yield some fairly large numbers. How a lot additional efficiency you’ll squeeze out of the i9 is pure luck, nonetheless, completely depending on what high quality chip you bag.
The aptly-named Silicon Lottery is promoting pre-binned i9 11900Ks, able to working at a boosted 5.1GHz clock on all cores when overclocked. The common all-core increase discovered of the field on any i9 you purchase is 4.6GHz. You’ll be forking out a giant premium over the same old $539 MSRP of the best gaming CPU, nonetheless – $879.99 to be exact.
A major 29% of i9s examined by the corporate fell into this 5.1GHz bracket, so you would possibly have related luck on a non-binned retail chip. However, Silicon Lottery doesn’t state the variety of CPUs examined to achieve this determine.
If you go for Silicon Lottery’s pre-binned i9 11900Ok, you don’t want fancy gear to hit the 5.1GHz overclock, however the firm has solely verified it with a few part combos. First of all, you’ll need to pair it with a minimum of a 240mm radiator, and you’ll be protected with any one among 5 thermal pastes, sure Asus motherboards, and DDR4 RAM under particular frequencies. That’s to not say you can’t hit it utilizing different manufacturers and speeds, however these are assured with a stamp of approval.
Other than bragging rights, it’s fairly pointless for the very best gaming PC – as we noticed in our i9 11900K reviews roundup, the CPU is already greater than sufficient for gaming out of the field with present titles.