CPU-Z Dev Throws Cold Water On Gigabyte’s 8 GHz World Record

Twitter user Doc TB, the person who developed the CPU-Z Validator, has debunked Gigabyte’s 8

Twitter user Doc TB, the person who developed the CPU-Z Validator, has debunked Gigabyte’s 8 GHz world record with Intel’s Core i9-12900K processor. The developer believes that Intel’s new flagship Alder Lake likely didn’t hit 8 GHz at all.

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Extreme overclockers generally use CPU-Z to validate the authenticity of their overclocks. In fact, it’s a hard requirement to be able to submit the overclock to HWBot, a popular database that stores benchmark scores and world records. Therefore, the team at CPU-Z was constantly in contact with motherboard manufacturers and in this case with Intel about Alder Lake overclocking.