AMD has held the record for highest clock speed ever achieved by a CPU for quite some time. The previous record was set using an FX-8370, and that chip hasn't been dethroned since. That has now changed, with an overclocker managing to set a new clock speed record, pushing an Intel Core i9-13900K to 8,812.25MHz.
The AMD FX-8370 has held the record for the highest-clocked processor since August 2014, with a clock speed of 8,722.78 MHz. Eight years have passed since then, and we finally have a new clock speed king. The new record-holder is the just-released Intel Core i9-13900K, pushed to 8,812.25MHz using an Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Apex motherboard. The overclock was achieved by none other than Elmor.
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Considering the 5.8GHz clock speed out of the box, we were already expecting overclockers would be able to push the chip higher than stock figures. Still, we couldn't have anticipated that the 8-year-old clock speed record would be broken immediately after the chip's release.
Besides the record clock speed registered on the Asus ROG Maximums Z790 Apex motherboard, Asus also shared that lupin_no_musume achieved a DDR5 memory frequency of 11130MT/s and safedisk completed the SuperPi 32M in just 3 minutes and 4.054 seconds.
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KitGuru says: Considering Intel is presumably preparing to launch a Core i9-13900KS with a 6.0GHz boost clock speed, this record may well be broken again in a short amount of time.