Intel’s i9-10900K has already been overclocked to 5.4GHz

Intel's i9-10900K has already been overclocked to 5.4GHz

Intel’s i9-10900K has already been overclocked to 5.4GHz

Intel plans to release its i9-10900K processor later this month, and it is due to deliver the highest clock speeds in Intel’s history, reaching a maximum turbo of 5.3GHz under Thermal Velocity Boost. 

If your workloads are primarily limited by single-threaded performance, this could make the i9-10900K the processor for you, provided you can keep it cool enough for Thermal Velocity Boost to activate. Unfortunately, these clock speeds will come with high levels of power consumption and the need for a lot of heat dissipation. 

Videocardz has reported on some leaked overclocked benchmarks for Intel’s i9-10900K, showcasing a Cinebench R15 score of over 3000 with a 5.4GHz i9-10900K. That’s a high overclock, especially when compared to Intel’s i9-9900K, which could see most models overclock to 5GHz on all cores. 

This 5.4GHz clock speed was achieved on an ASRock Phantom Gaming Z490 motherboard with G.Skill 3200MHz DRAM and a CPU voltage of 1.35V. 
 

Intel's i9-10900K has already been overclocked to 5.4GHz  

For context, our Ryzen 9 3900X processor was able to achieve a Cinebench R15 score of 3184 in our launch day review, giving Intel a remarkably close result, especially given the fact that Intel’s i9-10900K has two fewer CPU cores.  

What remains unknown if how overclockable the average i9-10900K is, and how much cooling is required to sustain 5GHz clock speeds on Intel’s i9-10900K. Regardless, if the average Comet Lake processor can reach 5 GHz clock speeds, that will be a good result for Intel, even if the power consumption is insane. 

Intel's i9-10900K has already been overclocked to 5.4GHz

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