Do not you doubt, it is known for a considerable time now – with Sandy Bridge processors were introduced by Intel – overclocking failed (or rather, any real crackdown has not), and processors were locked in their clock frequency by default if you do not pay a little more for unlocked “K” model (and that’s not even been made for the lower end Core i3 offers ).
There were some exceptions to this rule, such as the Pentium G3258 anniversary edition, but apparently changed with the latest processors Skylake from Intel, as not only “K” model, but also the standard processors from this range It can be broken up, according to TechSpot.
There have been many previous assumptions that the main base clock overclocking may be possible to Skylake, and it was only a matter of motherboard suppliers implementing workarounds to circumvent the restrictions put in place Intel
This is It happened in the case of Asrock, which came with the BIOS upgrade that allows overclocking no-‘K ‘on its boards Z170. – Update, which will be rolled out soon enough, by all accounts.
Core i3 wow …
And TechSpot is experienced, having managed to overclock the core i3-6100 from its base speed to 3.7GHz 4.7GHz – impressive growth, in fact, that It makes for some of the less impressive performance. For example, ahead of the core overclocked i3 i5-4430 in Cinebench R15 in single and multi-threaded tests.
This is certainly exciting news for those who like to buy transaction processor, adhere to the fat cooler on the top of it, and the ramp is a way to get some real juicy performance of relatively cheap hardware.
While Asrock is the first motherboard manufacturer to successfully implement this update, it certainly will not be long before other major manufacturers will follow suit with their mobos. Then overclocking enthusiasts just hope that Intel did not try to block such workarounds.
Additional performance benefits come to those who work Skylake processor running Windows 10, thanks to technology from Intel Speed Shift, although it is unlikely to make the same impact as a significant acceleration.
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