According to a article that came out today by Anadtech, in which an overclocker was capable to overclock a non K Skylake cpu on the BCLK with a modified super micro board. Asrock claims that they can do this aswell with a simple bios update. If this is true, then it would be awesome news.
Would indeed be interesting, if its also going to be possible on H170 chipset boards. Asrock has done such tricks in the past aswell, with their non Z overclocking profiles on B85 and H97 boards, if i´m not mistaking. But it was not possible to overclock a locked Haswell cpu it self that time.
Something tells me Intel isn't going to let this be a thing... with this new architecture you don't even need multiplier to get a good overclock so it would undercut the k series sales by a lot especially since they jacked pricing up.
They should really just unock all their cpu's, because not one solution is right for all people. With things like UEFI, it should be pretty easy and simple to overclock. I mean, they're protecting you...
but windows doesn't protect you, if you try to delete reg keys or system 32.
I understand the whole perspective of not wanting software to damage hardware. But if you're overclocking a CPU, you should know what you're doing, and you probably are using your system unit for something other than gaming. Some sort of rendering or cpu intensive process.
I think intel is more focused on their new 10nm process and skylake-e / cannonlake.
UEFI should easily take care of the overclocking bios updates with current K model cpu's, but who cares?
Well if Asrock is going to bring those bios updates to their mobo´s, which would makes it possible to overclock locked skylake i5's. Then this will be realy interesting. The i5-6500 at 3.2GHz for example, is allready a very decent "budget" cpu for gamers. If it would also be possible to also overclock it a littebit on the bclk with just a simple bios update, then that would be awesome.
i mean the price diffrence between the unlocked 6600K and the locked 6500, is still massive.
Yeah i definitely agree with that. If you are looking into a core i5, the locked skylake and haswell i5´s dont differ that much wenn it comes to pricing. This exaly makes the i5-6500 an interesting chip. The only con is that Z170 boards are slightly more expensive. However Asrock has also made custom beta biosses for the entry Z170 boards.