The reviews for Intel’s i9-13900K are now live with these CPUs expected to retail tomorrow. ROG_Global on Twitter while sharing a few bits and pieces about their Z790 Apex board showcased Intel’s i9-13900K overclocked to 8.81GHz. For comparison, this record was previously held by AMD’s FX-8370.
The New King
Over at HWBot, we have a list of the highest frequencies ever achieved. As shown below, the i9-13900K is the latest addition taking the crown from AMD’s 8370.
In CPU-Z, we see that with a core multiplier of a whopping x88.0, the i9-13900K cruises past all other CPUs to ever exist. What’s insane is that the core voltage is at just 1.325V, whereas the FX-8370 had a voltage of 2V. The test bench features ASUS’s top-of-the-line ROG Maximus Z790 Apex motherboard paired with 32GB of DDR5 memory. Interestingly, Windows 7 was used for the purpose of this overclock.
We do not see these kind of insane speeds every now and then. Liquid Nitrogen was basically a necessity because no CPU can sustain such frequencies. Even before launch, Intel’s Raptor Lake was tipped to set world records as it could surpass the 6.0GHz mark with just an AIO cooler. We can’t wait to see the i9-13900KS in action when it arrives next year.
The Intel Core i9-13900K is powered by 24 (8P + 16E) cores and 32 threads. Out of the box, you can experience a base frequency of 3.0GHz and 2.2GHz across the performance and efficient cores, respectively.
If you have a capable enough motherboard, Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost can pump up the clocks to an insanely fast 5.8GHz across a single Performance core on the 13900K. That is 10% higher than the i9-12900K. Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost is exclusive to the i9-12900KS and the i9-13900K.
The 13900K/KF is fueled by 32MB of L2 Cache (2.2x more than the 12900K) and 36MB of L3 Cache (1.2x more than the 12900K). This amounts up to a total of 68MB of cache which is slightly lower than AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X (80MB). All this power, comes in at the same TDP of 125W (Max Turbo Power of 253W).
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