ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 motherboard has been pictured, equipped with Core i9-13900K CPU and $20 cooler

Published: Sep 7th 2022, 09:31 GMT   Comments

Overclocked Core i9-13900K CPU reportedly boosts up to 6.5 GHz with single core and very light load

Cheap air-cooler and 650W PSU are fine for next-gen Core i9 CPU, or so it seems from the newly posted photos at forums. 

Upcoming Raptor Lake-S flagship CPU known as Core i9-13900K is now being tested by overclockers. Roberto Sampaio is now active on the overclocking forums, sharing some details that would otherwise not be available before the embargo.

He claims that Core i9-13900K does not really consume 300 or 400W with overclocking. The CPU goes up to 200W stock at full load and up to 250W with overclocking (although he is using a golden sample). In fact, even this cheap $20 air-cooler, as pictured below, is sufficient to keep the CPU under 90 °C.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme, Source: Roberto Sampaio

This photograph is also the first known picture of Intel Z790 motherboard. The board is ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme, which is the flagship model targeting enthusiast willing to pay a very high price (the Z690 version was $1100 MSRP). With this setup, Robertoclaims that the i9-13900K can boost up to 6.5 GHz with very light load with single core:

I’m testing The z790 and 13900k and I can tell you… 12900KS is a kid comparing to the 13900k…

But I’ll tell you… I’m not good overclocking memories…

The CPU hit 6.5GHz single core at very light load.
Full load, so far, P-5.7GHz E-4.4GHz R-5.0GHz.
I started testing Yesterday…
The M-Z790 Extreme is very solid so far…

— Roberto Sampaio, OCN

Furthermore, Roberto posted some initial AIDA64 benchmarks featuring ADATA XPG Lancer RGB 32GB DDR5-6000 CL40 memory kit. The memory reached 98012 MB/s read and 94182 MB/s write speed with 65.6ns latency.

Core i9-13900K & DDR6-6000 CL40 memory test, Source: Roberto Sampaio

Intel is supposedly set to launch its 13th Gen Core CPU series next month, but official information, including pricing, should be revealed on September 27th during Intel Innovation event.

Source: via Wccftech

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