Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Intel’s Core i9-12900K sets new world record in the latest overclocking test over at Geekbench

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Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake processors will be hitting the market soon and after a very long delay, intel’s new architecture will finally be here. The 12th generation family will be the first heterogeneous mainstream parts to support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0.

According to sources the overclocking guru Allen ‘Splave’ Golibersuch over at toms hardware, didn’t waste any time in breaking a couple of world records with the new hybrid chips during Intel’s live-streamed event.

The CPUs were supported by a few tanks of liquid nitrogen, and using those the overclocker was able to push the Core i9-12900K to 6.8 GHz on the Golden Cove Performance cores (P-cores), and 5.3 GHz on the Gracemont cores Efficiency cores (E-cores).

It’s worth noting that the Core i9-12900K features 5.2 GHz P-core and 3.9 GHz E-core boost clocks and the overclocking brings this to a 31% and 36% overclock on the P-and E-cores, respectively.

For overclocking, ASRock’s Z690 Aqua OC Edition was used and the system also included Klevv’s DDR5-4800 memory, which was overclocked to DDR5-6200 C34, der8auer’s Reaktor 2.0 LN2 pot, and EVGA’s SuperNOVA 1600W power supply.

Intel Core i9-12900K World Records

 ScoreSingle-CoreMulti-Core (16-Core)
XTU 2.012,765N/AN/A
Geekbench 4N/A11,66993,232
Geekbench 5N/A2,74026,649

This overclocking is amazing in itself as it has set the new single-and multi-core (16-core) Geekbench 4 and Geekbench 5 world records with the Core i9-12900K at 6.8 GHz/5.3 GHz.

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Previously this title was held by the Core i9-11900K (Rocket Lake) and the Ryzen 9 5950X (Zen 3) with their 2,309 points and 20,929 points, respectively. Intel’s Alder Lake is now available for pre-orders at the majority of U.S. retailers, however, they won’t start shipping until November 4, 2021.


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I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.


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