Watch these overclockers crank Intel’s Core i9 10900K all the way to 7.7GHz

For the time being, the highest validated overclock for Intel’s brand new Core i9 10900K Comet Lake CPU is just over 7.7GHz, achieved by a team of enthusiasts with tubs of liquid helium at their disposal. Suffice to say, don’t try this at home.

Professional overclocker Elmor and his team certainly didn’t. Sequestered in a lab at Asus’s headquarters, Elmor and the gang got busy dumping a steady supply of liquid helium into a pot attached to an Asus ROG Maximus XII Apex motherboard, which is built for this sort of thing.

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