The company Intel broke the overclock record with its best 13th Gen processor, after a Swedish engineer will carry a high-end consumer SKU at 8.812 GHz.
Overclocking is a technique for increase the clock frequency of an electronic component, making it superior to the one offered as standard by its manufacturer, as Xataka explains.
In this case, a Swedish engineer named Elmor (his username) bumped a high-end consumer SKU from Intel to 8.812 Ghz, breaking the world record for overclocking a consumer microprocessor.
The specialized portal HWBot released the information.
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel, had described its 13th Gen processor as part of “the best micros in history”.
That overclocking attempt was carried out using liquid nitrogen (LN2), which cools the chip with its temperature of -195.8 °C.
How did the Swedish engineer manage to break Intel’s overclocking record?
HWBot points out that for Elmor to break the record with the Intel processor, the core voltage was raised to 1.325 volts, the multiplier was set to x88, and the bus speed was set to 100.15 MHz.
In addition to the Core i9-13900K CPU, Elmor used the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 APEX motherboard and 32 GB of GSKILL DDR5 memory running at 4808 MT/s.
According to Computer Today, the FX-8370 CPU held the top spot for eight years, clocking in at 8.722 GHz.
When overclocking the processor or the component that the user wants, makes your processor, GPU, or component perform better, without you having to buy a better one. Thus, according to Xataka, the computer’s processor or graphics card will perform more operations per second.