Core i9-13900K beats Ryzen 7000 in LN2 overclocking battle after Intel chip hits 8.2 GHz

midian182

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What just happened? An Intel chip has passed the 8 GHz frequency for the first time in over eight years. An engineering sample of the Core i9-13900K reached 8.2 GHz using plenty of liquid nitrogen, showing the overclocking potential of the upcoming processor.

During the Intel Creator Challenge PC Modding Finale, overclocker Allen 'Splave' Golibersuch managed to reach the 8.2 GHz frequency on the Core i9-13900K, which features 24 cores comprising eight Performance cores and 16 Efficiency cores. For comparison, the record overclock for the Core i9-12900K is 7.6GHz.

When not using exotic cooling like liquid nitrogen (LN2), the Raptor Lake chip is able to reach a still very impressive 5.8 GHz—5.5 GHz with all eight P cores—through Intel's Thermal Velocity Boost.

We're still someway off seeing the world overclocking record challenged. The HWBot table shows that the 8.7 GHz (8,722.78 MHz) reached by AMD's FX-8370 has been unbeaten since 2014. Team red's old CPUs hold the three spots behind the leader. In fact, all but two of the top twenty OC records were achieved on AMD processors.

The HWBot chart shows the last Intel chip to pass the 8 GHz milestone. That was the Celeron D 365 over eight years ago. The fifth-placed CPU managed to reach an overclocked frequency of 8.54 GHz.

We're looking forward to seeing how Intel's upcoming chip fares against AMD's new flagship, the Ryzen 9 7950X, a 16-core, 32-thread CPU that clocks between 4.5 GHz and 5.7 GHz, depending on the load. We rated the processor very highly, awarding it a score of 95 in our review, but it seems the Ryzen isn't going to challenge the Core i9-13900K when it comes to LN2 overclocking; the Zen 4 chip's best HWBot entry is 7.4 GHz (7,471.96 MHz).

This isn't the first report of the Core i9-13900K's blistering performance. Last month saw the chip top PassMark's latest single-thread CPU benchmark with a score of 4,833. The Raptor Lake CPU arrives this October 20 priced at $589.

h/t: Tom's Hardware

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yRaz

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I mean this I'd cool but this isn't practical at all. Which has the better 24/7 OC at room temperature? Frankly, these chips are so fast I really don't care which is faster, price performance is all the really matters at this point. Unless you need something close to a workstation even both sides low end chips will treat you well. I have 4 servers in my house each running an 1800×, I could probably replace all 4 with a single 7950x and still get better performance
 

DSirius

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The article's title is incomplet.
Intel is beating Ryzen 7000 in overclocking battle after Intel chip hits 8.2 GHz, but still falls behind an old AMD FX-8370 with 8.77Ghz.
However Intel 13900k took comfort being the undisputed champion in power consumption, without even overcklocking it, which comes handy on this "cold" times, despite of increasing electricity prices :)
 
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Theinsanegamer

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I mean this I'd cool but this isn't practical at all. Which has the better 24/7 OC at room temperature? Frankly, these chips are so fast I really don't care which is faster, price performance is all the really matters at this point. Unless you need something close to a workstation even both sides low end chips will treat you well. I have 4 servers in my house each running an 1800×, I could probably replace all 4 with a single 7950x and still get better performance
You say it isnt practical, but chasing these higher clocks has clearly led intel to making higher stock clocks feasible, to where 5.8 GHz in everyday use is now possible.
 

George Keech

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I don't see the point in these really. its like having a custom car than can do 0-60 in 2 seconds but cant turn around corners. Its impressive engineering but not really practical or serving any purposes but as a D*** measuring contest.
 

Avro Arrow

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That's not really all that impressive since 18 of the top 20 all-time overclocking records are held by AMD FX CPUs, the highest being an FX-8370 clocked to 8722.78 MHz in Finland.

Overclocking is a fun but ultimately useless passtime as it doesn't mean anything. :laughing: