Overclocking articles

Ryzen Master app update adds support for Ryzen 5

Back in the day you had to jump through hoops if you wanted to squeeze the last bit of juice out of your processor, but now makers encourage the practice by offering software that facilitates the process. AMD's official Ryzen…

Intel Core i7-7700K overclocked past 7GHz barrier

Intel has been seeding samples of its upcoming Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake desktop CPU to reviewers and professional hardware enthusiasts ahead of what’ll likely be an official unveiling at CES 2017. One such recipient, Allen “Splave” Golibersuch, recently shared good…

Intel releases update to disable Skylake non-K CPU overclocking

Late last year, several motherboard manufacturers including ASRock released updates to their boards that allowed users to overclock locked Intel 'Skylake' CPUs. This meant that some of Intel's lower-priced SKUs suddenly became great value, as overclocking them delivered performance in…

Exclusive: BCLK overclocking non-K Intel Skylake CPUs is now possible, tested here

In overclocking circles it was recently noted that BCLK (base clock) overclocking might become a possibility in Skylake processors, but it would be up to motherboard manufacturers to circumvent Intel's restrictions. Last night Asrock contacted us with an updated BIOS that enabled this. We jumped at the opportunity and have already tested and benched a Core i3-6100 Skylake CPU with a 1GHz overclock (4.7GHz) on air cooling.

Intel Core i7-6700K Review: Skylake arrives with the latest 'tock'

Whereas Broadwell was a 'tick' in Intel's "tick-tock" release cycle, Skylake is a 'tock', which means the same manufacturing process along architecture improvements. Chief among the changes is a new LGA1151 socket, which will require a new motherboard that supports an Intel 100 Series chipset, as well as support for DDR4 memory. On hand today we have the Core i7-6700K, a quad-core processor operating at a base clock of 4.0GHz.