We talked about it last week and now it looks like the rumors were true. Intel will indeed block CPU overclocking on Non-K Skylake processors. Intel has pushed a CPU microcode update to its motherboard partners which “plugs a loophole” which allowed for overclocking of Non-K Skylake processors.
It has been reported that Intel might soon block overclocking support on their non-K Skylake processors, much like they did with Haswell. Intel will soon roll out a BIOS update that might just disable any sort of overclocking support on Non-K Skylake processors.
If you are at all familiar with NZXT by now you must have at least heard of their CAM system management software. And if you’re not it is proprietary software initially designed to provide a software interface with their hardware.
Thankfully ASRock has prepared a nice Christmas present for the overclocking community named SKY OC, an alternative for users to overclock any Intel Skylake i7/i5/i3 or even Pentium non K CPUs on their ASRock Z170 motherboard.
Overclocking Intel processors by messing with the base-clock (BCLK) has been pretty unstable since Intel fully integrated the core logic (northbridge) with its processors. It was unstable as it was used for other key components on the chip like the iGPU and PCIe root-complex. With Skylake, Intel has de-linked the base-clock from other clock domains, which allows for overclocking using the BCLK. This is very helpful with overclocking on non-k processors.
EVGA and Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido have once again teamed up to achieve three new 3DMark World Records, with Vince running his EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N Edition graphics card at over 2200MHz GPU clock on liquid nitrogen cooling.
A new word overclocking record has been set by professional overclocker Chi-Kui Lam for the Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake processor. He came extremely close to the 7.0 GHz mark with a maximum stable figure of 6998.88 MHz. This feat was of course achieved by using liquid nitrogen.
G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory, solid state storage, power supplies, and gaming peripherals, proudly announces the world record memory frequency has been broken with the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 at DDR4-4795.8 MHz.
EVGA and Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido have once again set new 3DMark world records! Using liquid nitrogen for cooling and the EVGA X99 motherboard, EVGA high-performance power supplies, and an EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N Edition graphics card they were able to break and set new 3DMark World records!
Just yesterday we showed you a 5.2 GHz overclock of Intel’s upcoming Skylake flagship processor the Core i7-6700K. If you can do 5.2 GHz on air, then what you do when liquid Nitrogen is thrown into the mix? Well it looks like you can get the chip to an impressive 6.5 GHz! That is a 2.5 GHz overclock from the chips stock speed of 4.0 GHz!
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