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According to Tom's Hardware, at least one of Intel's upcoming 13th- generation CPUs will be able to run at 6 GHz. The detail was shared in a slide onstage at Intel's Technology Tour 2022. A 15 percent improvement in single-thread performance and a 41 percent improvement in multi-thread performance are promised for this new generation.

According to Intel, the upcoming 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X will be able to boost up to 5.7 GHz. Although raw clock speeds aren't the be all and end all, breaking the 6 GHz barrier would be an important marketing win for Intel.

A slide from Intel’s presentation teasing the upcoming 2022 CPUs.
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It is not known which of the generation's processors will be able to hit these clock speeds. The i9-12900K has a maximum speed of 5.2 GHz and the 12900KS has a maximum speed of 5.5 GHz. At its innovation event in San Jose, California on September 27th, Intel will reveal more details about its new product. It is likely that that is the same day as the release of the Ryzen 7000 processor.