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posted by janrinok on Wednesday January 19, @05:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the vroooooom dept.

Intel's lowly Celeron G6900 CPU gets overclocked to a staggering 5.3GHz:

Intel's lowly Celeron G6900 processor can be pepped up massively, an expert overclocker has shown us, pushing the Alder Lake chip to a rather staggering 57% above its default clock speed.

This feat was achieved by Der8auer, a well-known German overclocker who has set many previous records when juicing up chips, and managed to get the G6900 CPU to hit 5,338MHz (up from the default base clock speed of 3.4GHz).

What's even more interesting here, aside from a low-end chip blazing away at over 5.3GHz, is that of course this is a non-K processor – only Intel's 'K' model CPUs are officially able to be overclocked. However, with Alder Lake, other models can be ramped up, at least if they're running on a Z690 (high-end) motherboard, using the BCLK unlock capability in the BIOS (BCLK meaning base clock).

Recently Der8auer has also demonstrated overclocking other Alder Lake non-K processors including Intel's Core i5-12400, with seriously impressive results (reaching 5,240MHz across all cores). Plus in this new video, he shows the Intel Core i3-12100 hitting 5,400MHz – about 26% faster than its rated boost.


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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 19, @08:30AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 19, @08:30AM (#1213806)

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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Wednesday January 19, @08:53AM (1 child)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday January 19, @08:53AM (#1213810) Journal

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    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 19, @01:36PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 19, @01:36PM (#1213834)

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