Monday, March 29th 2021

Intel Core i9-11900K Breaks 7 GHz Barrier at 1.873 V

Intel Core i9-11900K processor, the flagship model from the 11th generation "Rocket Lake" CPU lineup, has been overclocked to more than 7 GHz by the "Rog-Fisher". Thanks to the report coming from VideoCardz, we have information that the top-end Rocket Lake processor is possibly a very good overclocker. Running at 7048 MHz, the CPU managed to achieve that frequency using "only" 1.873 V. There is no doubt that the system was being cooled by LN2, as such overclocks need it to remain stable, however, we don't have any data on that. The CPU was paired with the ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Apex motherboard, designed for extreme overclocking purposes.

It is important to note that the CPU didn't run any benchmarks, as it was just validated at that frequency by Valid x86. The sample was likely supplied by Intel, so it could be a cherry-picked model. For the official benchmark results of Rocket Lake processors, we have to wait until tomorrow (March 30th), when NDA lifts.
Sources: Valid x86 (Web Archive), via VideoCardz
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26 Comments on Intel Core i9-11900K Breaks 7 GHz Barrier at 1.873 V

#1
ZoneDymo
right, soooo overclocking records then, that was the purpose of this "consumer" cpu line, very well.
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#3
silentbogo
And why am I having a Bulldozer flashback all of a sudden?
Oh, right. It was a similarly boring CPU with no marketable features at all, and it also launched with loud titles like "Upcoming AMD FX breaks 8GHz barrier!!!"
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#4
watzupken
Whether Intel or AMD break some sorts of clockspeed record on Nitrogen cooling, it means nothing to 99.999999% of people using a PC. Its a pointless metric.
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#6
Fouquin
silentbogoAnd why am I having a Bulldozer flashback all of a sudden?
Oh, right. It was a similarly boring CPU with no marketable features at all, and it also launched with loud titles like "Upcoming AMD FX breaks 8GHz barrier!!!"
But 7GHz isn't even that impressive. So many generations of chips exist that can do it on Ln2.

Also the same rehashed comments every time somebody puts in the effort to overclock new chips for some fun... Here's the exact same things being said in 2005 when Prescott did 7GHz on Ln2.

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#7
TumbleGeorge
World OC record is 8.8GHz on FX-8350 if remember right? Or has better?
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#8
LemmingOverlord
11 years since Netburst and Intel can start delivering on their promises... of Netburst.
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#9
DeathtoGnomes
watzupkenWhether Intel or AMD break some sorts of clockspeed record on Nitrogen cooling, it means nothing to 99.999999% of people using a PC. Its a pointless metric.
While I tend to agree, its pretty pointless outside official competitions. Things like this are nothing more than click-bait.
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#10
B-Real
Quoting Steve: "Waste of Sand"

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#11
Vayra86
FouquinBut 7GHz isn't even that impressive. So many generations of chips exist that can do it on Ln2.

Also the same rehashed comments every time somebody puts in the effort to overclock new chips for some fun... Here's the exact same things being said in 2005 when Prescott did 7GHz on Ln2.

Maybe the gist of those comments is: Great that you're having fun, but nobody cares really, and no, this isn't effective marketing either. Because you're right, some things never did change :D Usually for good reasons.

Because let's face it, that's why we see these news stories. If you're really into competitive OC results you'd get this info through other channels long before.

This is the exact same thing as supercar X or Y going 300 mph. Great, you wasted massive amounts of energy to get from A to B. Want a cookie?
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#13
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
A sky high clock speed like that justifies its "rocket" name.
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#15
iO
Vayra86This is the exact same thing as supercar X or Y going 300 mph. Great, you wasted massive amounts of energy to get from A to B. Want a cookie?
But driving fast would be at least an actual achievement.
CPUz validation is equivalent to revving up your engine in neutral to see how much RPM it does..
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#16
ssdpro
I bet it can actually run USB too... unlike AMD cpus.
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#18
EsaT
qubitA sky high clock speed like that justifies its "rocket" name.
Pretty sure also heat output is starting to approach that of Saturn V's rear end...
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#19
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
EsaTPretty sure also heat output is starting to approach that of Saturn V's rear end...
You could comfortably cook a whole three course meal with that much heat. :laugh:
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#20
TumbleGeorge
Vayra86This is the exact same thing as supercar X or Y going 300 mph. Great, you wasted massive amounts of energy to get from A to B. Want a cookie?
Will got great fines from traffic police :D
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#21
trom89
"...It is important to note that the CPU didn't run any benchmarks, as it was just validated at that frequency by Valid x86..."
If we cant confirm that it was a stable OC, why did this make news anyway?
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#22
DeathtoGnomes
Whats really missing is the true test of performance ...

Watts per cycle :p
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#23
EsaT
trom89"...It is important to note that the CPU didn't run any benchmarks, as it was just validated at that frequency by Valid x86..."
If we cant confirm that it was a stable OC, why did this make news anyway?
Doesn't belong to modern overvolting... errr over"clocking" time to make sure thoroughly that you have good certainty of stable operation.
It's nowadays all about quickly made bragging rights.
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#24
natr0n
That voltage is a tad bit high fyi.
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#25
Crackong
Hmmm
Isn't 10900k ran 7.7GHz on LN2 ?

So minus 2 cores and minus 700MHz ?
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