In recent years, the record frequency of a desktop processor was 8722.78 MHz which was achieved back in August 2014 (!) on the AMD FX 8370 (its clock speed is 4 GHz). It took more than 8 years and several new generations of processors to break this record.

And finally it happened — thanks to the new line of Intel 13th generation processors codenamed Raptor Lake. User Elmor submitted a report on the HWBOT resource with a record frequency of 8812.85 MHz. It was installed using an Intel Core i9-13900K processor (5.8 GHz maximum turbo frequency) with an ASUS Z790 ROG Maximus APEX motherboard (and lots of nitrogen).

The world record for processor speed was broken with Intel Core i9-13900K also points out that all the records for the past 12 years have been set by ASUS motherboards – the last time another brand appeared in this ranking was back in 2010, and it was the DFI LanParty UT P35 board.