The Italian overclocker Spl was able to get a gold medal in the HWBOT x265 Benchmark – 4k discipline of the Intel Core i3-12100 processor rank.
In addition to the first place in the current CPU rank, the enthusiast climbed to the 14th line of the overall 4-core rank in the same discipline, which is not bad at all, considering what chips it has to compete with.
Spl was able to overclock the Core i3-12100 to a very high (by the standards of processors with a locked multiplier) frequency of 5535 MHz, which is 67% more than the base speed of the chip. This was only possible thanks to the GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Tachyon motherboard, which has all the necessary technologies for non-K CPU overclocking.
Unfortunately, Intel has not yet released an unlocked version of the Alder Lake Core i3 architecture, so overclockers will have to settle for LGA 1700-compatible boards with an external clock generator, which somewhat reduces the overclocking potential of a 10nm CPU and does not allow reaching the theoretically possible 7000MHz.