Watch out AMD – its flagship overclocked Intel Raptor Lake processor has topped 9GHz

Intel’s Core i9-13900K has set a new world overclock record for a desktop processor, breaking the 9GHz mark for the first time.

Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab) found that a team of overclocking experts from Asus (opens in new tab) managed to get the Raptor Lake flagship to 9.008 GHz. Naturally, this was with exotic cooling (liquid nitrogen and liquid helium, in this case) with the CPU mounted on an Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Apex motherboard (and a ROG Thor 1600W Titanium as a power supply).

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