ASRock confirms overclocking features on mainstream Intel-based motherboards

The third largest motherboard maker ASRock has confirmed that its mainstream motherboards based on the Intel B85 and Intel H87 chipsets support the earlier discovered “non-Z” overclocking feature that allows to overclock Intel Haswell processors with unlocked multipliers on motherboards not originally designed for this.

Intel usually couples its unlocked K-labeled processors with Z-named chipsets for excellent overclocking capabilities. Of course the company charges more for this combo and the gained extra performance but some time ago ASRock engineers found a backdoor in Intel’s mainstream B85 and H87 chipsets that allows to change the CPU multiplier on unlocked chips – a feature currently offered by the Z87 chipset only.

Currently almost all ASRock B85 and H87 motherboards support this new feature. Motherboards that come with this overclocking function arrive with a special “non-Z OC” BIOS feature that allows overclocking of any Intel Haswell chips with unlocked multipliers. One such motherboard is the already released ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance mainboard.

Source: ASRock

Related posts

A-DATA Unveils Turbo series SDHC Class 10 memory card

After the exciting release of its 600X CF card at Computex 2009, A-DATA Technology Co. Ltd, the worldwide leader in DRAM module and Flash application products announced today another industry-leading memory card – Turbo series SDHC Class 10 memory card. It supports the new SD Association’s new...

Seagate unveils GoFlex Home network storage system

Seagate  today extends its GoFlex family of hard drives with new network attached storage device with codename GoFlex Home. The new storage system allows with just two cable connections, wirelessly stream of photos, movies and music to most network connected DLNA devices, easy backup process...

Samsung starts work on 11K display

Samsung starts work on 11K display

Do you think that 4K resolution is cool? Well, how about 11K? Yes, this will perhaps become reality in the near future thanks to efforts by Samsung and 12 other companies plus the South Korean government. The latest information that comes out of Samsung states that the South Korean company...

Leave a comment