Intel's IDF is currently underway, and of course is bringing hints and reports of a lot of new hardware and technology on the way from the silicon giant. Some particularly interesting news to enthusiasts and overclockers has come from the Core i7 processors, which have a variety of features that seem specific to people intent on tweaking their systems.
To start off with, the CPU won't be hindered by a forced voltage limitation
, on top of no longer having CPU voltage directly linked to memory voltage. This means that future Intel boards won't be limited in what memory they can use solely based on system voltage. The good news hasn't stopped there – the Core i7 is potentially going to have an unlocked memory multiplier, letting you change memory frequency on the fly, something any decent enthusiast board must have.
Other good news includes a reconfigurable Turbo Boost, at least on certain models.