ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore Shatters Four World Records with 9.1 GHz Overclock

A team of top-tier overclockers from around the world has secured four world records using an ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore motherboard paired with the new Intel Core i9-14900KS processor.

Collaborating with the ASUS overclocking team, renowned overclocking expert Elmor pushed this processor to an astonishing 9117.75 MHz. Safedisk replicated this setup to achieve three additional world records: completing PiFast in a mere 6.79 seconds, SuperPI 1M in 3.768 seconds, and PYPrime 32B in 97.596 seconds.

Intel’s most recent offering, the Core i9-14900KS, swiftly emerged as a top choice among enthusiasts. This special edition 14th Generation Raptor Lake Refresh chip also proves to be a joy for overclocking, as demonstrated by an elite team of overclockers at ASUS who pushed it to an impressive 9,117 MHz on a single performance core, setting numerous world records in the process.

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The Core i9-14900KS boasts an impressive 6.2 GHz boost clock, marking the highest among consumer processors. What’s even more remarkable is the achievement of a talented team, including Swedish overclocker Elmor, SkatterBencher, and Shamino, who managed to push this 24-core chip to an astonishing 9,117 MHz on a single P-core. Admittedly, this feat is purely for showmanship, as such speeds are unattainable in real-world scenarios. However, in the realm of overclocking, the Core i9-14900KS only needs to demonstrate stability to complete benchmarks.

To reach the remarkable 9,117 MHz milestone, the overclocking team had to significantly increase the voltage to 1.85V and cool the chip with liquid helium to an astounding -231 degrees Celsius to prevent any damage. Sponsored by ASUS, the team utilized the company’s ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore, an enhanced version of the previous ROG Maximus Z790 Apex.

Intel has set the MSRP for the Core i9-14900KS at $689, representing a 15% increase compared to the regular Core i9-14900K priced at $599. However, the latter often sells for around $550, resulting in a 25% premium.

For most consumers, the Core i9-14900KS may not be the best choice. It offers only marginal performance gains over the Core i9-14900K, with an additional $25 cost. AMD’s Ryzen 7 7800X3D delivers better value for gamers, while the Ryzen 9 7950X, priced lower, offers superior productivity performance.

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