Overclocking 13th Gen Intel Core processors seems to be possible not only on premium Z690/Z790 series motherboards, reports Videocardz.

Intel Core i9-13900KF managed to overclock to 5.97 GHz on a mid-range motherboard

According to a new entry on the HWBOT overclocking site, the flagship Core i9-13900KF from the new the Raptor Lake series can run at a peak clock speed of 5.97GHz on a B660 motherboard. Screenshots shared by user ARABUS show a 24-core processor with an effective clock speed of 5668 MHz and a peak core frequency of 5974 MHz at 1.55-1.57 volts. Of course, this high voltage is far from what is considered the default for Intel processors, but the CPU temperature did not exceed 68°C with the AIO cooler, according to the user.

The overclocker used an ASUS ROG Strix B660-F Gaming motherboard and 32 GB of DDR5-5200 CL30 RAM for this achievement, which allowed it to score 2333 points in the Cinebench R23 single-core test. That’s about 17% faster than the new 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X Zen4 desktop processor in the same test.