Intel Core i9-11900K CPU Overclocked To 6.5 GHz Running at 1.7V

Core i9-11900K AORUS TACHYON

An Indian Youtube channel has posted a video in which they have managed to push Intel’s newest flagship CPU, the Core i9-11900K to a massive 6.5 GHz. This is currently the highest frequency the new CPU has been spotted running. The Intel i9-11900K is scheduled to release next.

The overclock was posted by an Indian YouTube Channel called PC Wale. PC Wale states that the CPUs (Core i9-11900K and Core i5-11600K) were supplied by Intel themselves and as such, they cannot provide any benchmarks of the overclock right now.

However, LN2 results are not NDA restricted so that is why we are seeing the overclock days before the official launch date of the flagship processor. In their video, they state that both Core i9-11900K and Core i5-11600K were able to achieve clocks of 6 GHz +, though only the Core i9-11900K is shown during their entire video.Core i9-11900K 6.5


For the overclock, XOC BIOS was used. The XOC BIOS allows for voltages to be pushed up to 2V was provided by SafeDisk who is a well-known overclocker from South Korea and also does in-house overclocking for ASUS.

The ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HERO Z590 motherboard was used for the overclock. The motherboard was also provided by Intel as part of the reviewers kit. The testers were able to push the Intel Core i9-11900K up to 6.5 GHz with a voltage supply of 1.7V.

The overclockers also tried to push past 6.5 GHz but failed to do so. The testers also mention that they could’ve gone past 7 GHz but the BIOS in its current state did not allow them to stretch further.

The Core i9-11900K is the flagship processor of the upcoming Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPU series. It is based on the Cypress cove architecture which is the biggest CPU architectural upgrade in over 5 years. Ever since the 6th Generation Skylake CPUs, all Intel CPUs up till the 10th Generation Comet Lake CPUs used the same identical chip architecture based on the 14nm process node, with small refinements along the way.

The Intel Core i9-11900K comes with 8 cores and 16 threads, 16 MB of L3 cache (2 MB per core), and 4 MB of L2 cache (512 KB per core). In terms of clocks, the CPU has a base frequency of 3.5 GHz but as for boost, the CPU will feature a maximum boost clock of 5.3 GHz (1-core) while the all-core boost frequency will be maintained at 4.8 GHz, powered by Intel Thermal Velocity Boost.

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