An overclocker (a person who likes to tinker with the clock speed of a computer’s processor/CPU) managed to make the game Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) run at a frame rate of 1,000 FPS (frames per second).

Frame rate is a unit commonly used to determine how much image is displayed on the screen. Usually, the frame rate is seen from how many images appear on the screen in one second (FPS), so the higher the FPS number, the smoother the animation in the game.

In some games, including CS2, users can actually get a level of smooth animation if their computer can run CS2 at around 60-90 FPS. However, in the competitive scene (e-sports), FPS figures will feel increasingly important. Because, the higher the FPS number, the faster the game will respond to player actions.

Returning to CS2 which ran at 1,000 FPS, this achievement was achieved by an overclocker who is usually known by the nickname “der8auer”. He showed the results of CS2 running at 1,000 FPS in a video on his YouTube channel under the name “der8auer EN”.

In the video, he explains that the CPU used to get 1,000 FPS in CS2 is an Intel Core i9-14900K, while the graphics processing unit (GPU) used is an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. In particular, the speed of this CPU has been increased (overclocked). such that up to 8.1 GHz.

Counter Strike 2 1k FPS

Before reaching a CPU with that speed, he said that CS2 actually ran at around 900 FPS with a CPU speed of 7.4 GHz. However, this was deemed insufficient and he then increased the CPU clock speed to 7.8 GHz, so that it could run in the range of 1,000 FPS.

This increase in CPU speed is of course also accompanied by an extra cooling system based on liquid nitrogen. This liquid can be put into a nitrogen tube that is “attached” to the motherboard to cool other computer components, such as SSD storage media connected to the board.

This liquid nitrogen itself is needed to make computer hardware, such as the CPU and GPU cool. The reason is, the level of stability of FPS numbers usually depends on the temperature of the CPU or GPU, the hotter it is, the lower the FPS you get, and vice versa.