ASRock removes Sky OC technology

ASRock removes Sky OC technology

For years every Intel CPU generation has had just a few overclock-friendly models with the rest of the lineup being locked chips that cannot run at frequencies higher than these set at the factory. The problem with the overclockable Intel CPUs is that they cost more money and this makes them too expensive for most people around the world. Things changed just recently when it was discovered that locked Skylake processors could be overclocked on nearly all LGA 1151 boards by simply raising the BCLK frequency.

Unfortunately the free lunch is likely over – some time ago the motherboard maker ASRock cancelled its plans to produce non-Z170 motherboards that could overclock locked non-K Skylake processors because of a lack of support from Intel and now the Taiwanese company has started removing its Sky OC technology even from Intel Z170 motherboards. As you probably know Sky OC is a technology that allows users to run locked non-K processors at frequencies higher than factory ones thanks to BCLK manipulation.

Sky OC removal

The removal of Sky OC is done in the simplest way possible – with a new BIOS update. Of course you can keep your old BIOS but the thing is that the new BIOS versions with no Sky OC come with new features and bug fixes so chances are one day you will have to update your BIOS and lose Sky OC.

There’s no official explanation for this change on behalf of ASRock as of now but it is not hard to guess which company sits behind ASRock’s decision to retire Sky OC.

Source: Tomshardware.com

Related posts

Cooler Master presents MasterCase Maker 7 case

Cooler Master presents MasterCase Maker 7 case

Shortly after Cooler Master unveiled its first MasterCase computer cases the company has announced one more model called MasterCase Maker 7. The main feature of the new case is that it is simply humongous in size. Unfortunately we do not have the exact dimensions of the MasterCase Maker 7 but...

OCZ Intros Zee USB Flash Drive

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today introduced the Zee USB 2.0 flash drive, perfect for users seeking a simple and portable way to tote their multi-media files and documents. For the on-the-go student, gamer, or...

ASUS prepares Strix GTX 1060 video card

ASUS prepares Strix GTX 1060 video card

The new Pascal GPU family has come with one great future – the chips inside the line not only work at very high clock speeds but they are also a great choice for overclocking. The GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 have already achieved some great results in the hands of overclockers so why shouldn’t...

Leave a comment