The Intel Core i9-14900KF and 14900K are each ripe for overclocking potential, and it hasn’t taken long for tinkerers armed with liquid nitrogen to put the processors’ capabilities to the test. Now, Team Australia Extreme Overclocking (Team.AU) has successfully pushed the 14th Gen Intel Core CPU hard enough to net over 1,300 frames per second in Counter-Strike 2.
While Team.AU managed to impressively overclock the Core i9-14900KF to 8.0GHz, it does fall short of the recently set 14th Gen overclocking world record. That said, the scenarios in which each of the Intel CPUs were boosting are markedly different, naturally creating performance differentials.
The more interesting metric here is how the Core i9-14900KF was able to churn out a maximum of 1,310 frames per second in Counter-Strike 2. It’s unclear what graphics card the team used to achieve this feat, or what settings and resolution they used, but it was likely an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 to mitigate any potential bottlenecks.
As you can see from video footage of the event (via Tom’s Hardware), this overclock was in fact stable enough to allow attendees of SXSW Sydney 2023 to play the game. Of course, none of this would be possible if not for the constant supply of liquid nitrogen, provided by none other than Intel’s own Roger Chandler.
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