Intel held another Innovation Event where it took the opportunity to fully demonstrate the efficiency and overclocking capability of its new Core i9-12900K processor, belonging to the Alder Lake family.
Using an ASRock Z690 Aqua OC Edition motherboard, a pair of Klevv DDR5-4800 memories up to DDR5-6200 with CL34 timings and an LN2 cooling system, renowned overclocker Allen Golibersuch (known in the field as Splave) did it. bring the i9-12900K up to 6.8GHz.
The feat becomes even more impressive if we consider that record speed was achieved on all 8 cores dedicated to performance, without exceeding the capacity of the 1600W EVGA SuperNova power supply.
Intel Core i9-12900K is the Most Powerful Alder Lake Processor for the Mainstream Market
In addition to this astronomical result in performance cores, Splave also managed to take the dedicated efficiency cores up to 5.3 GHz, representing a 31% jump in the frequency speeds of the performance cores (P-Cores) and 36% in the efficiency cores (E-Colors).
In addition to the impressive result of this event, the Core i9-12900K also broke other records, reaching 2740 points in single-core performance in GeekBench 4, and 26,649 in multi-core performance. In XTU 2.0 the Alder Lake CPU hit 12.765 through an overclocking of 6.7 GHz.
According to Geekbench 5 results the i9-12900K at 6.8GHz is 47% faster than the i9-11900K and 62% faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X at its default speeds.
It seems that Intel has finally started to hit the formula of its processors with these Alder Lake, news that should be very welcome by all enthusiasts who want more competition in this market segment.