Intel Core i7-9700K reportedly overclocked to 5.3GHz with air cooling

5.3GHz on Air cooling?

Intel core i7-9700K reportedly overclocked to 5.3GHz with air cooling

Intel Core i7-9700K reportedly overclocked to 5.3GHz with air cooling

Intel's 9th Generation processors are possibly the worst kept secret in the PC industry, offering consumers up to eight cores on the company's existing 300-series motherboard platform.

The penultimate processor in this series is the i7-9700K, an eight-core processor that lacks support for Hyperthreading, giving it a total of eight threads. This processor has already appeared on the Geekbench database (link), confirming that processor samples are already in the wild. 

Intel's 9th Generation flagships are reported to offer increased overclocking potential when compared to their 8th Generation Coffee Lake counterparts, with leaked Intel documentation claiming that the company's 9th Generation i7 and i9 series processors are soldered, allowing these processors to more efficiently transfer heat away from its silicon. 

A report from expreview has claimed that Intel's i7-9700K has been overclocked to 5.3GHz at 1.215 volts under air cooling, a staggeringly high overclock considering the processor's voltage. No benchmarking data was shown for this overclocked processor, making it likely that this 5.3GHz overclock is unstable. It is equally likely that the voltage shown in the CPU-Z screenshot below is inaccurate, making it possible that higher voltages are being used to deliver such a high core clock speed. 

Intel core i7-9700K reportedly overclocked to 5.3GHz with air cooling


If these early overclocking reports are accurate, Intel's 9th Generation processors will offer consumers more than just increased core counts. It is worth noting how beneficial important increased single-threaded performance is to gaming applications and most consumer workloads, making higher average overclocks extremely valuable for the high-end PC community.   

Intel's 9th Generation processors give Intel an opportunity to flex their muscles when it comes to single-threaded CPU performance, easily outpacing the clock speeds provided by AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation offerings.  

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04-09-2018, 07:17:30

Meh I wil believe actual bechmarkas vs the 8700k.Quote

04-09-2018, 09:35:56

haha I translated that Chinese article and found this, made me lol.

“extrude a large tube of toothpaste”, and the overclocking ability is very strong.

*puts tinfoil hat back on for a moment*.

I have a feeling that Intel may have had to solder this. I don't think they were "being nice" or anything of the sort. I reckon that 8 cores in that package was simply too much for their goop, and that they had to solder it just to keep it from continually throttling, which would have made them lose money.

I will be interested to see if all of the 9000 series are soldered. Or are they all 8 core?Quote

04-09-2018, 09:54:01

The rumor mill is that the 9700K is indeed soldered due to the competitive nature coming from AMD.

I don't need a faster CPU. I need a cooler CPU. I see little to 0 gain OCing mine from 4.4 to 4.8 anyway, except for a higher electric bill and hotter temps. Maybe 5-6fps gain which is not worth it.Quote

04-09-2018, 10:45:42

I can game all good at 4.8 with the 8700k... but for a long time I had it at 5.0 just to have. But inthe end its hotter and for a few fps more? Nah.Quote

04-09-2018, 12:31:09

According to 3D Mark, my 2700X boosts to the same speeds. Had a proper LOL this weekend when looking at 3DM results and saw that it thought my 2700X had hit over 5.2Ghz, even though according to Afterburner it only hit 4.35Ghz.Quote

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