Intel Core i9-10900K CPU Overclocked To 7.7 GHz Across All 10 Cores, Z490 Platform Hits 6.6 GHz DDR4 Memory Frequency Setting New World Record

The Intel Core i9-10900K CPU has officially launched today and has already achieved some great overclocking feats. Renowned overclockers from around the world have pushed the chip, on the accompanying Z490 platform, to the limits.

Intel's Core i9-10900K Achieves 7.7 GHz Frequency On All Cores, Z490 Platform Claims DDR4 Memory Frequency World Record

In our review, we have found the Intel Core i9-10900K to be an impressive overclocker, hitting 5.2 GHz across all 10 cores and 20 threads. But unlike professional overclockers who have access to the LN2/LHe cooling apparatus, most tech publications are limited to standard liquid or air coolers. Since LN2 provides temperatures below freezing point, the CPUs can be pushed much higher than on standard coolers.

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The first overclock record for the Core i9-10900K has been achieved by Swedish & ASUS's in-house overclocker, Elmor, who pushed the CPU to a blisteringly fast 7.7 GHz (7702.62 MHz) across all 10 cores and 20 threads. The CPU was running on the ASUS ROG Maximus XII APEX motherboard that is a purely overclocker-oriented product. The chip was supplied with 1.194V and the Liquid Helium cooling did a great job keeping the chip under control with such high clock speeds.

You can find the validation link here. Elmor has also submitted a video of the overclocking session that you can see below:

In addition to the CPU benchmark, the Z490 platform itself has achieved the highest frequency world record for memory. The Intel Core i9-10900K was once again used on an ASUS ROG Maximus XII APEX motherboard. The memory used for this record was G.Skill's F4-4000C18-8GTRG.

A single DDR4 stick with 8 GB capacity as evident by the product label was pushed to an effective memory frequency of 3332.7 MHz or 6665.4 (6.6 GHz) which is super impressive. You can see the validation here. Not only that but several of the top memory frequency records have now been achieved on the Z490 platform which you can see in the list below:

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Maximus XII Apex
Benchmark World record
DDR4 Frequency 6666MHz
PiFast 8.37 seconds
SuperPi - 1M 4.734 seconds
SuperPi - 32M 4 minutes 1.766 seconds
Geekbench 4 single-core score 10257
3DMark06 score 77649
3DMark11 Single Card score 57807
Maximus XII Apex
Benchmark Global first place result
All-core CPU frequency 7.7GHz
wPrime - 32M 1.171 seconds
wPrime - 1024M 35.625 seconds
Cinebench R11.5 score 41.86
Cinebench R15 score 3892
Cinebench R20 score 9106
GPUPI for CPU - 1B 1 minute, 25.089 seconds
HWBOT x265 benchmark - 1080p 131.513 FPS
HWBOT x265 benchmark - 4K 31.594 FPS
Geekbench 3 multi-core score 69936

These are some super impressive overclocking results, which although not practical or possible for most consumers to ever achieve, do show that these are some fantastic platforms and processors for enthusiast-tier overclockers to mess around with.

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