ASRock officially announced its technology  SKY OC, which allows its motherboards equipped with a Z170 chipset to OC any Intel Pentium / Core i3 / Core i5 / Core i7 “non-K” CPU-based on Skylake architecture.

ASRock SKY OC Allows “non-K” Skylake CPUs Overclocking


The Overclocking feature will be made ​​by modifying the basic clock (BCLK), a sea of interesting alternative for those who already have a “no K” CPU or unwilling to pay for ” K ” series CPU.

According to the company, with a simple ASRock Z170 Pro4 ($125) coupled with an Intel Core i5-6400 ($185) you can increase the frequency of 2.70 GHz to a negligible 4.30 GHz, resulting in an increase in their frequencies by 60 percent without spending a penny, while the i5-6600K has a Turbo reference frequency 3.90 GHz raises the cost up to  $270. So saving nearly $100 would have more performance from the model “K” without OC.

Sky OC Compatible ASRock Motherbaords are:

Model BIOS Model BIOS
Z170 OC Formula L1.92 Z170M Pro4 L2.23
Z170 Extreme7 + L2.16 Z170M Pro4S L2.23
Z170 Extreme6 + L1.82 Z170M-ITX / ac L1.83
Z170 Extreme6 L1.82 Z170A-X1 / 3.1 L1.31
Z170 Extreme4 + L2.01 Z170 Professional Gaming i7 L1.14
Z170 Extreme4 L2.01 Z170 Gaming K6 + L1.92
Z170 Extreme3 L1.61 Z170 Gaming K6 L1.92
Z170M Extreme4 L1.34 Z170 Gaming K4 L2.23
Z170 Pro4 L2.83 Gaming Z170 K4 / D3 L1.51
Z170 Pro4 / D3 L1.74 Z170 Gaming-ITX / ac L1.53
Z170 Pro4S L2.73