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BioStar reveals new Hyper OC tech for non-K CPU overclocking

BioStar joins other mobo makers in pushing non-K series Intel CPUs into the overclocking realm

By: Derek Strickland from Dec 23, 2015 @ 14:36 CST

BioStar brings the performance gains of CPU overclocking to non-K Skylake chips with its new Hyper OC technology.


CPU overclocking has traditionally been reserved for Intel's enthusiast-grade K-series CPUs, however key hardware makers like BioStar and ASRock are bridging the gap to enable overclocking to non-K Skylake processors. BioStar's new HyperOC firmware allows easy overclocking of non-K series Skylake processors on BioStar Z170 motherboards, merging performance with accessibility and convenience.

BioStar's official press release notes that the Hyper OC software can boost the clock speed of entry-level CPU's like Intel's 3.3GHz Pentium G4400 by up to 36%. The company also used its Hyper OC tech to boost an Intel Core i3-6100T by 35% to an overclocked clock frequency of 4.32Ghz. The Hyper OC firmware can be downloaded with a simple BIOS update on select Z170 mobos including BioStar's Z170W, HI-FI Z170Z5, GAMING Z170X and GAMING Z170T models.

It'll be interesting to see how Intel responds to the recent push towards non-K overclocking, as it sends a clear signal to consumers not to bother with K series chips. Be aware that there are inherent risks with overclocking any CPU, so be sure to take the necessary risks and acquire the proper equipment should you choose to boost your processors.