After an amazingly long wait, Intel has officially announced the 12th Generation Alder Lake processors, the first heterogeneous mainstream parts that support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. Our resident overclocking guru Allen ‘Splave’ Golibersuch didn’t waste any time in breaking a couple of world records with the new hybrid chips during Intel’s livestreamed event. 

With the help of a few tanks of liquid nitrogen, Splave pushed the Core i9-12900K to 6.8 GHz on the Golden Cove Performance cores (P-cores), and 5.3 GHz on the Gracemont cores Efficiency cores (E-cores). He also dialed in 5.5 GHz on the ring/cache. For reference, the Core i9-12900K features 5.2 GHz P-core and 3.9 GHz E-core boost clocks. That’s a 31% and 36% overclock on the P-and E-cores, respectively.