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12900K pushed to 8 GHz alongside overclocked DDR5 memory


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Intel’s Core i9-12900K is already a beast in terms of performance at stock settings, but that didn't stop overclocking enthusiasts from pushing it further to find its limits. Last month, a popular figure in the overclocking community managed to get Team Blue’s latest flagship CPU to a respectable 6.8 GHz for the Golden Cove (performance) cores and 5.3 GHz for the Gracemont (efficiency) cores. This translates to a 31 percent overclock on the P-cores and a 36 percent overclock on the E-cores — enough to set new Geekbench 4 and Geekbench 5 world records in both single-core and multi-core tests.


Intel’s Core i9-12900K is already a beast in terms of performance at stock settings, but that didn't stop...



If overclocking was better than it's been in the last few revisions, that might bring a lot of gamers back over from the red side. 

Edited by UltraMega



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