The AMD FX 8370 chip reached the fastest frequency ever for a desktop CPU in August 2014. It was overclocked to 8722.78 MHz while it originally operated at a frequency of 4.0 GHz by default. After waiting more than 8 years, this record is finally broken with a new processor by Intel.
In terms of overclocking, it looked like no Intel CPU could compete with AMD’s now-old FX series. However, Intel’s 13th Generation Core series, also known as “Raptor Lake,” has at long last made this possible by releasing the first 5.8 GHz desktop CPU.
The Core i9-13900K has been featured in many leaks over the past few months, so we knew it had the potential to clock significantly higher. However, setting a new world record for CPU frequency on day one was not something we were expecting.
Elmor has recently published a new 8812.85 MHz frequency record to the HWBOT ranking. It used an Intel Core i9-13900K processor, an ASUS Z790 ROG Maximus APEX motherboard, and plenty of liquid nitrogen.
Surprisingly, this also implies that ASUS motherboards now hold the CPU frequency record for more than 12 years. The only motherboard from a different company to make a list was the DFI LanParty UT P35 motherboard back in 2010.