What simply occurred? Intel’s new Alder Lake flagship, the Core i9-12900KS, arrived this week, however we have already seen overclockers squeezing each drop of efficiency from the CPU and breaking a number of information within the course of.
The Core i9-12900KS makes use of the very best 12900K silicon to provide a binned Special Edition of the latter chip that clocks barely greater: 5.5 GHz turbo and three.4 GHz base frequencies, in comparison with the unique’s 5.2 GHz turbo and three.2 GHz base.
We weren’t overly impressed with the small efficiency uplift provided by the Core i9-12900KS over the Ok model when you think about how a lot it prices—round $800—although we did observe that value is probably going value it for excessive overclockers.
Tom’s Hardware stories that the i9-12900KS already has a devoted web page on overclocking hub HWbot. The most eye-opening stat is TSAIK getting the chip to hit 7,450.62 MHz utilizing one bodily core and liquid nitrogen cooling (LN2), although it would not fairly take the world document of seven.6 GHz achieved on an ordinary 12900K.
TSAIK is a part of MSI’s overclocking crew; they used an MSI MEG Unify-X motherboard for the overclock. The firm celebrated the feat by posting a picture of this achievement together with the CPU and MOBO that had been used.
Allen ‘Splave’ Golibersuch did handle to take among the world information (WR) and international first locations (GFP) with the 12900KS, together with the Cinebench 2003 16 bodily core rating, the Cinebench – R23 single core rating, and the Geekbench 4 Multi Core (16C).
While the 12900KS hasn’t stolen the overclocking world document fairly but, it is value remembering that the CPU has solely simply launched, so do not be shocked if it provides that accolade to its record of achievements very quickly.