Monday, October 8th 2018

Intel Core i9-9900K Overclocked to 6.9 GHz On All Cores - With LN2

Intel took their opportunity to add a golden sheen to their new 9th Gen CPUs by going as far as showcasing their extreme overclocking capabilities right from the launch event. partering with world-renowned overclocker Splave, Intel showcased how a Core i9-9900K can withstand up to 1.7V Vcore, with a little aid from yours truly liquid nitrogen.

That scorchingly high Vcore paired with the sub-zero temperatures of LN2 allowed for all CPU cores to be overclocked up to 6.9 GHz, with Splave saying some samples could reach 7.1 GHz across all cores. Intel then went on to show some of the increased performance benchmarks - which, as you'd expect, don't showcase a linear performance improvement with increased frequency. Still, it's an impressive pure voltage and frequency feat. Splave went on to say that these new 9th Gen Intel processors can now achieve some 5.3 GHz under watercooling and at a much more mundane 1.4V Vcore. We'll all be able to test that for ourselves soon now won't we?
Source: Tom's Hardware
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13 Comments on Intel Core i9-9900K Overclocked to 6.9 GHz On All Cores - With LN2

#1
champsilva
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#3
First Strike
5.3G@1.4V
That's some serious overclock claim. How did Intel manage to squeeze that out of their endless 14++++++++++ processes?
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#4
FlanK3r
First Strike, post: 3919127, member: 172415"
5.3G@1.4V
That's some serious overclock claim. How did Intel manage to squeeze that out of their endless 14++++++++++ processes?
but dont forgot, its for better chips, not for average.
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#5
ShurikN
Isn't 1.4 for Intel chips a bit on the unhealthy side?
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#6
FlanK3r
For 8 core Intel its high. I can not imagine cool it ;-) (Cause I have one)
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#7
dj-electric
New 9900K actually reacts better to cooling than some might expect. 5.3 on 1.4V is about what would you expect out of it, with 5.1 being stable on a healthier 24/7 config at about 1.3V flat usually.

Increased voltage has less health effects when operating temperatures are fine, and delta between idle and load temps is not dramatic.

New chips share the potential of a more mature made chip like 8086K compered to launch day 8700Ks
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#8
Prima.Vera
What mobos are best suited for fine tuning o.c. on all cores for Z390? Thank you in advance.
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dj-electric
Prima.Vera, post: 3919173, member: 98685"
What mobos are best suited for fine tuning o.c. on all cores for Z390? Thank you in advance.
OOF. I'm not one to decide regarding this topic. It is really about personal preferences.
For ambient-cooled OC, pretty much all 180$+ Z390 boards will do a fine job.

I really like what Asus are currently doing in their BIOS, and even MSI started putting lots of care into ease-of-use in theirs as well.

Haven't tried any ASRock boards yet, but here's @Black Haru's take:
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASRock/Z390_Taichi_Preview/
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#11
kastriot
This is impresive, too bad that such a high quality overclock dont go along with such a high prices.
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#12
Berfs1
FlanK3r, post: 3919149, member: 70865"
For 8 core Intel its high. I can not imagine cool it ;-) (Cause I have one)
cough cough liquid nitrogen

dj-electric, post: 3919168, member: 87186"
New 9900K actually reacts better to cooling than some might expect. 5.3 on 1.4V is about what would you expect out of it, with 5.1 being stable on a healthier 24/7 config at about 1.3V flat usually.

Increased voltage has less health effects when operating temperatures are fine, and delta between idle and load temps is not dramatic.

New chips share the potential of a more mature made chip like 8086K compered to launch day 8700Ks
I disagree since, actually, launch day 8700Ks performed identically overclocking-wise to the 8086K (the 8086K is a binned version of the newer 8700Ks). However, it really has to do with the fact that Intel finally used solder instead of garbage thermal compound as the TIM. For standard users however, cooling may be an issue even for normal AIO liquid coolers.

Prima.Vera, post: 3919173, member: 98685"
What mobos are best suited for fine tuning o.c. on all cores for Z390? Thank you in advance.
Asus Maximus X/XI motherboards for sure, with the higher end models (such as the Formula, Extreme, and Apex) being 100% competent for decent 24/7 overclocking
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dj-electric
Berfs1, post: 3919596, member: 163173"
I disagree since, actually, launch day 8700Ks performed identically overclocking-wise to the 8086K (the 8086K is a binned version of the newer 8700Ks). However, it really has to do with the fact that Intel finally used solder instead of garbage thermal compound as the TIM. For standard users however, cooling may be an issue even for normal AIO liquid coolers.
8086K presents better frequency per watt. That's just better quality silicon. Call it binned, call it matured, it is now mass produced.
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