Intel Alder Lake Core i9-12900K Overclocked To 6.8 GHz; Sets New Benchmark Record

After being overclocked to 6.8GHz, the Alder Lake Intel Core i9-12900K processor has been successful in breaking several records.

Intel’s most awaited, top-of-the-line Alder Lake CPU Core i9-12900K has managed to achieve new single-core and multi-core benchmark world records. The CPU was able to hit extremely high clock speeds of up to 6.8 GHz, a liquid cooling solution was utilized in the process.

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Few hours after Intel officially announced the 12th generation of its much awaited desktop CPUs, a tinkerer made a new performance record through Core i9-12900K with an extraordinary cooling solution and aggressive overclocking.

In an article by Tom’s Hardware it was mentioned that Allen “Splave” Golibersuch managed to overclock the Golden Cove performance cores of the i9-12900K to an impressive 6.8 GHz. Moreover, the Gracemont cores were also overclocked to 5.3 GHz.

Reportedly Splave used the ASRock Z690 motherboard, a 1600W EVGA SuperNova PSU and DDR5 memory.

Although Core i9-12900K was successful in breaking the previously set single-core record by the Intel Core i9-11900K by 19%, the multi-core benchmark results(that were even better) were the highlight. The Intel Core i9-12900K was successful in scoring 93,232 and 26,649 points respectively in the Geekbench 4 and Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmarks. For comparison, Core i9 outperforms AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, a 16-core record-holding CPU, by 27%.

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All eyes are now on AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs and whether they will be able to outperform or even match the  formidable overclocking performance of the new Intel Core i9-12900K.