13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K Crosses 9 GHz in Overclocking Frequency World Record

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Intel has announced that its 13th Gen Intel Core platform has successfully been used to set a new overclocking frequency world record again, with ASUS’ overclocking team managing to push a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K processor to 9.008 GHz, a new achievement that comes just a few months after the previous frequency world record, also set by the Core i9-13900K.

“The 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family has overtaken the longstanding processor overclocking frequency world record,” Intel revealed in a press release dated today. “In less than three months, the Intel Core i9-13900K has twice set the frequency overclocking world record.”

Intel goes on to confirm some of the hardware involved, which include the ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX, a premium motherboard from ASUS that features a white PCB and is, not surprisingly, built for overclocking.

The ASUS overclocking team officially set a new world record for overclocking, pushing the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K past the 9 gigahertz barrier to 9.008 GHz. Additionally, the team set new records in PIFAST (6.85 seconds) and SUPERPI 1M (3.822 seconds). Combining the Core i9-13900K with the ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX – and a healthy dose of liquid helium – the ASUS overclocking team became the latest to showcase the unprecedented overclocking performance in Intel’s unlocked processors.

“Get ready for the highest performance numbers… ever,” ASUS said of its ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX motherboard, which costs $699.99, according to various listings for the product that can be found online at the time of this posting.

“Working with partners like ASUS, Intel continues to provide desktop enthusiasts and gamers with the best processors and features for overclocking in the PC industry,” Intel said.

The Core i9-13900KS, a special version of the existing Raptor Lake flagship with 24C/32T that will offer boost frequencies of up to 6 GHz right out of the box, is expected to be announced by Intel fairly soon.

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