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:
|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|