Dhenzjhen Unlocks BCLK on Retail Skylake Core i3: Core i3 6320 at 4.6GHz

The overclocking world woke up with consternation as Dhenzjhen submitted three benchmark results with the Core i3 6320 overclocked to 4.6GHz. The Core i3 part should be completely locked by Intel as overclocking is saved for the K-sku parts. But in an odd turn of events, Dhenzjhen is showing 120MHz BCLK. Unlocked, in other words.

The question is how this is possible and of course what other CPUs could be unlocked in the future. According to Dhenzjhen, the modification in the system picture is not the trick to unlock the BCLK frequency, but a mere CPU Vcore readout point. The Supermicro H170 based motherboard is ready to go as it is, according to Dhenzjhen. It will certainly be interesting to see if this result can be duplicated by another user.

For more information and discussion, check out the Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R15, and Geekbench3 Multi Core. To be continued ...


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Belgium Massman says:

So ... basically every Skylake processor would be unlocked. If this is true then Intel's not going to be very happy ... but end-users will certainly be. Looking forward to confirmation from other people.

I'm sure there will be some people spending many hours in office :D.




Greece TASOS says:

I assume we are 100% sure , that the cpu used , was a retail-retail one ... and not an es-retail look like ?

Belgium Massman says:

There are many theories floating around currently ... it will be interesting to see someone confirm the results (or not).

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Temporarily out of stock but Amazon is the least expensive place to purchase this board right now: http://www.amazon.com/Supermicro-Motherboard-Micro-DDR4-C7H170-M-O/dp/B0165ZDRZS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448979460&sr=8-1&keywords=supermicro+c7h170-m

Philippines dhenzjhen says:

TASOS said: I assume we are 100% sure , that the cpu used , was a retail-retail one ... and not an es-retail look like ?


Hi Tasos, I used retail i3 6320 on the 3 subs. But the board can run any locked SKL chips no matter what stepping Q0s, R0s on i3/i5/i7s ES or retails no problems.

Bulgaria I.nfraR.ed says:

If Intel allows this for SuperMicro, I don't see a reason why it would not be supported on other vendors with bios update. Unless it is some specific circuit on the board, which again, I believe Intel won't be happy with, since I suppose every vendor need to comply with Intel design. This is a good selling point for the SuperMicro board at the moment though, but the question is if retail boards with retail bios could do the same? I really hoped that is a hardware mod though.

Christian Ney says:

"Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R11.5, and Cinebench R11.5." :insert "Cinebench R11.5 Everywhere" meme here:

Greece TASOS says:

dhenzjhen said: Hi Tasos, I used retail i3 6320 on the 3 subs. But the board can run any locked SKL chips no matter what stepping Q0s, R0s on i3/i5/i7s ES or retails no problems.


Thanks for the input.
:)

Germany QAI says:

I guess someone at Supermicro just got a raise (or fired) :D

Germany SoF says:

Christian Ney said: :insert "[COLOR="Red"]shut up and take my money[/COLOR]" meme here:


adjusted :D

Wohaaa this would be some real fun - specially if that next bclk step would work as well on some chips :cool:

Czech Republic OBR says:

there is problem in software only, i spoke with asus engineers few weeks ago, and they told me, it is locked by software in bios. It seems, SMicro board does not have this soft block ... thats all.

Greece TASOS says:

((( Bios engineers ))) Give power to the people.

Canada psychophat says:

Yep, that one is called for.

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