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ASUS will offer the possibility to overclock boards other than Z87 and Z97

ASUS will offer the possibility to overclock boards other than Z87 and Z97

June 22, 2014 5:37 am0 comments

Past Monday we told you about MSI announced the possibility of doing a slight overclock to the new processor Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition on motherboards having the chipset H97, now another mother boards manufacturer announced its boards having H97, H87, B85, and H81 chipsets will be able to do it by upgrading the BIOS.

This new manufacturer, is ASUS which was first to announce it purpose to convert Devil’s Canyon into compatible processors with motherboards having Z87 chipsets , something similar happening with motherboards lacking the Z87 or Z97 chipsets with series K processors or with the Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition, since only these boards are better prepare to allow overclocking function.

The ASUS BIOS update for motherboards having chipsets H97, H87, B85 and H81, not only this will allow to modify factory specifications of Pentium G3258, but also can overclock processors from fourth generation Intel Core Series K both Intel Haswell and Intel Haswell Refresh, here we can find processors Core i7 4770K, Core i5 4670K, Core i7-4790K and i5-4690K.

ASUS board specs and test

This BIOS, once it detects the values from a series K processor will offer the capability of overclocking through notes that will be shown on the ASUS UEFI BIOS.

Despite this is great news for some users, lets not forget that spending money on a series K processor and not being able to get all its potential through overclocking its a pity, this is why this BIOS will use the best of it for OC beginners using Intel Pentium Anniversary, besides ASUS does not warrant after software modifications from Intel, may block the availability to OC on this boards.

Now we must wait to see if Intel makes it move, and another battle begins like the one related to support the DevilĀ“s Canyon o just simply let the manufacturer use this BIOS on their motherboards.

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