A team from Asus Labs, specialized in overclocking, managed to record a new speed record by managing to reach the 9.04 GHz mark on the brand new Core i9-14900KF, coupled with a Z790 motherboard.
Succeeding in pushing consumer processors ever further is the primary objective of overclockersand this week, a team of specialists grouped under the aegis of theAsus Lab, managed to achieve a new speed record on a latest generation Intel Core i9-14900KF. Mounted on a motherboard with a Z790 chipset, Intel’s new desktop chip has indeed managed to maintain a frequency of 9.04 GHz (9043.92 MHz, very precisely), therefore setting a new world record.
Better, the 9.1 GHz mark would be within reach of overclockers of the extreme mandated by Asus, who have already succeeded in reaching this clock frequency without however managing to have it validated, immediately, by CPU-Z… which acts as guarantor as to the veracity of these figures.
A new ally for cooling…
In details, VideoCardz reports that this performance was made possible thanks to an Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore motherboard, designed specifically with overclocking in mind; but also by using not liquid nitrogen (often used by overclockers) but rather liquid helium: a cooling solution which is gradually gaining popularity for this type of extreme use. We also learn that to reach 9.04 GHz, and achieve this new record, the team ofAsus Labs worked for a full week. And for context, this is only the second time that a mainstream processor has managed to pass the 9.00 GHz milestone.
This accomplishment is therefore not trivial. A world record, the frequency reached is currently the highest ever recorded on a desktop processor, underlines VideoCardz.
Finally, note that the team behind this record notably includes the overclocker Elmor, which beats its own record from last year, obtained at the time with a 13th generation “Raptor Lake” Intel Core processor.