Non-K OC on Skylake Motherboards to be Banned with BIOS Update?
Remember how back in the days Non-Z OC was banned by Intel on Haswell processors? It looks like Intel is going to do the same to Non-K OC so that overclocking on mainstream non-K Skylake processors could be stopped.
While this will come as a major disappointment to the entire overclocking community, Intel is allegedly against the practice of regular overclocking because of stability and temperature problems that it can cause.
Don’t kill the messenger here, everyone knows of the issues and still prefers to overclock the processors because the benefits of greater performance outweigh the reasoning Intel has. However, the Santa Clara based giant is not on the same page as the overclockers on this.
The news has surfaced from multiple reliable sources like Benchlife and xfastest where some insider sources have revealed that a future BIOS update will be released soon that will disable overclocking support for Non-K Skylake processors.
Non-K OC feature is also known as Sky OC (a name given by ASRock) and Hyper OC which is what Biostar calls it. This feature allows BCLK (Base Clock Frequency) adjustments to overcome the locked multiplier design of the processors in order to be able to overclock them.
ASRock, MSI, EVGA, BIOSTAR and ASUS motherboards currently offer this feature.
So far it is not clear when the BIOS update will be released that bans the Non-K OC feature on Skylake, but we are all but sure that it will come very soon because fragments of related code have already been found in thee last BIOS update that was released by Intel.
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