Editor’s take: Intel’s just-launched Core i9-10900Ok was not too long ago pushed to a formidable 7.7 GHz by the hands of some extremely expert overclockers. And odds are, we’ll seemingly see it nudged even increased as soon as fans turn into extra acquainted with the chip. How excessive can it go?

Asus not too long ago invited a few of the world’s prime overclocking fans to have a go at pushing Intel’s new Core i9-10900Ok to the bounds.

As you’ll see within the clip posted by ElmorLabs, the crew began out by getting a really feel for the {hardware} utilizing liquid nitrogen. From there, they converted to liquid helium which is far colder. Ultimately, they had been in a position to hit 7707.62 MHz (76 x 101.42) with a core voltage of 1.194 utilizing an engineering pattern Core i9-10900Ok CPU, an Asus ROG Maximus XII Apex motherboard and a single stick of G.Skill TridentZ RGB reminiscence. Windows XP was the OS of alternative.

For comparability, famend overclocker der8auer reached around 7.25 GHz for validation functions utilizing liquid nitrogen.

Our personal Steven Walton was in a position to keep an all-core clock frequency of 4.9GHz with MCE enabled on an Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme in his latest evaluate of the i9-10900Ok. When switching to an MSI Z490 Tomahawk board, he was in a position to push the all-core frequency to five.1GHz, all utilizing a Corsair Hydro H150i Pro 360mm all-in-one liquid cooler.