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Intel Core i9-11900K overclocked to over 7GHz at 1.873V

Intel's 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S processors aren't releasing for another day, but professional overclockers already have their hands on a few of them. The first major overclock for the Core i9-11900K was revealed over the weekend, pushing the chip over the 7GHz mark at a whopping 1.873V.

The entry was apparently removed, but @TUM_APISAK shared the web archive URL and a screenshot of the CPU-Z software listing the Core i9-11900K processor running at 7047.88MHz and 1.873V. According to the entry, the system was using an ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Apex Z590 motherboard with 8GB of DDR4-2133. It's not clear the method used to cool the processor, but considering the high-voltage at which it was set, LN2 is the most likely.

Meanwhile, Youtube channel PC Wale uploaded a video describing the overclocking of a Core i9-11900K on an ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero using LN2. During the video, they mention that they have received a custom XOC BIOS from SafeDisk, a well-known overclocker working for ASUS, that allowed them to push the voltage up to 2V. Despite being unable to reach an overclock as high as ROG-Fisher, 6.5GHz at 1.678V is still pretty impressive.

Intel's 11th Gen Core desktop processors will be available at retail starting tomorrow, the 30th of March. Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.

KitGuru says: Running such high clock speeds with LN2 isn't feasible for daily use, but it gives us an idea of the overclocking potential of this processor. Are you thinking about grabbing an Intel Core i9-11900K? Will you be overclocking yours? 

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