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Intel Core i9-14900KF overclocked to 8GHz hits over 1300 FPS in CS2

Team Australia Extreme Overclocking pushed the Intel Core i9-14900KF well above its stock 6GHz boost clock, netting four digit frame rates in Counter-Strike 2.

Intel Core i9 14900KF processor (centre) surrounded by Counter-Strike 2 player model renders (left and right) against a red-blue background

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.

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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.

Check out our Intel Core i9-14900K review to see if it’s the right fit for your PC. We also suggest referring to our best CPU list for a wider assessment at the wider processor market.

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