ASRock has announced its FM2 A10 OC Competition by HWBOT, which is a website committed to the display of achievements in the field of overclocking. The competition will look into two benchmarks of the performances of CPU-Z and the 3DMark11 and the competing brands will try to score the highest numbers in those two fields for HWBOT. The competitors entering into this competition, which is expected to start from the 23rd of this month, will have the motherboards of ASRock FM2 or FM2+ series and the AMD A10 series APUs. The FM2+ series are equipped with the latest chipset from AMD; the A88X.
Five overclocking world records were broken by the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage IV Black Edition. ASUS, the leading multinational of computer hardware and other electronics, hosted an event in San Francisco along with Corsair and Intel where the Rampage IV black Edition was paired with other high end components and was given the highest scores in five different areas.
Intel seems to be making quite a mark on overclocking and its efforts to further enhance the performance of its parts are no longer in shade with its plans to introduce the SSD Overclocking feature. This technologically sophisticated feature which will allow users to overclock their SSDs will not only be available on the Ivy Brigde-E but also on all other desktops from Intel. The feature is being integrated with the corporation of the Intel XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) which is the software application that allows users to share and find overclock settings from other users and fine tune the Intel K processor.
The Overclocking Knights have set a new overclocking record with the Intel Core i7-4770K retail processor. They overclocked the processor all the way up to 7068.52 MHz using the MSI Z87 XPOWER motherboard, which is MSI’s top of the line overclocking motherboard.
A Finnish group of overclockers called “The Stilt” have scored a world record overclock using AMD’s newest Richland architecture-based A10-6800K APU and ASUS’s F2A85-V Pro motherboard. Back in June the same overclocking group managed to score 8000.48 MHz with a bus clock of 126.99 MHz applying 2.008 volts to the CPU. The new world record set by the same group is 8203.01 MHz with a bus clock of 126.99 MHz, multiplier set at 63x and susprisingly a lower voltage of 1.968 volts applied to the CPU.
Intel does not seem to happy about motherboard manufactures finding a way around their restriction and is said to be releasing a firmware update for their H87/B85 motherboard chipsets. This firmware update would actively block the Non-Z OC feature from various manufacturers.
Like most other motherboard manufactures Biostar has put out a BIOS that enables overclocking on K-Series Haswell processors using their H87, B85 and H81 motherboards. Normally if you would want to overclock your K-Series CPU you would have to buy a Z87 motherboard, but with Biostar motherboards you do not have to!
ASRock was first then they were followed by ECS and now it looks like Gigabyte is joining the bunch by releasing a beta BIOS for its socket LGA1150 motherboards that are based on the H87 and B85 chipsets that will allow overclocking of Intel’s Core Haswell K-Series processors. Normally if you would want to overclock your K-Series CPU you would have to buy a Z87 motherboard, but with Gigabyte’s new beta BIOS you do not have to!
Following ASRock, ECS also has made it possible to overclock your Intel K-Series Haswell processor on H87, B85 and H81 motherboards. Normally if you would want to overclock your K-Series CPU you would have to buy a Z87 motherboard, but with ECS motherboards you do not have to!