Intel Core i9-13900KF 'QS' benched: huge 6.2GHz on water chiller OC

Intel's new Core i9-13900KF 'Qualification Sample' (QS) has been overclocked, with the Performance cores pushed up to an insane 6.2GHz on water chiller.

Published Aug 18, 2022 11:50 PM CDT
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Intel's new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU is in the headlines once again in flagship form, where we saw the Core i9-13900K using 350W+ of power but now the Core i9-13900KF (note the F, so no integrated GPU) being pushed up to an insane 6.2GHz overclocked with a water chiller.

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Extreme Player pushed the next-gen Intel Core i9-13900KF processor up to 6.2GHz using a custom water chiller setup, inside of an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Apex motherboard. The overclocker was able to push the P-Cores up to 6.2GHz all-core under CPU-Z and 6.8GHz all-core on Cinebench R23.

As for benchmark scores, the Cinebench R23 benchmark run on the current-gen flagship Core i9-12900K processor scores around 26,939 points in the multi-core benchmark. The overclocked Intel Core i9-13900K processor when pushed to 6.2GHz with the water chiller keeping it cool, was benching an incredible 42,790 points: nearly 16,000 more points than the 12900KF.

Even when it's air-cooled, the Core i9-13900K scores 37,232 in the multi-core Cinebench R23 test in other results sans the water cooling. In that article, the overclocked Core i9-13900K was using 420W of power... wouldn't want to mix that with a next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card that's expected to chew some serious power.

In a previous article covering the Core i9-13900K in pre-production form being "fully reviewed", I said that if you were using new Core i9-13900K processor with NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU-powered GeForce RTX 4090 or GeForce RTX 4090 Ti graphics card, you will need 1000W+ between the CPU and GPU at this rate.

We're expecting Intel to announce its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs, along with the flagship Core i9-13900K processor (with 8P + 16E) that boosts up to 5.8GHz, as well as the next-gen 700-series motherboards with DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 support on September 27. As for the launch, Intel's new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs should hit the market in October.

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Intel 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU expected features:

We are to expect pretty crazy 5.8GHz and beyond CPU clocks on the new Core i9-13900K "Raptor Lake" CPU, with rumors from May 2022 teasing the huge clock speeds. Intel has confirmed that its new Raptor Lake CPUs will offer up to double-digit performance boosts, up to 24 cores and 32 threads, enhanced overclocking features, an AI M.2 module, and they'll be socket-compatible with Alder Lake systems.

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Intel's next-gen Raptor Lake CPUs will arrive with up to 24 cores and 32 threads, with Intel promising "up to double-digit performance boost" as well as "enhanced overclocking features". There'll be a new AI M.2 module, while Raptor Lake will be socket-compatible with Alder Lake systems (no motherboard upgrade).

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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