Intel Developer Forum: Budget CPU Overclocking Dream Still Alive?

A few months ago we published opinion piece entitled ‘Intel Needs a Core i3 – Here are 5 Reasons Why’. We basically hypothesized the impact that a fully unlocked Core i3 processor from Intel would have on the OC scene and whether or not such a move would actually benefit Intel. Today we just came across an article written by Jeff Kampman for The Tech Report who is currently in San Francisco covering the Intel Developer Forum. Apparently he had time to have a chat with Intel’s top Overclocking man, Dan Ragland to ask him specifically about the chances of seeing budget ‘K’ SKU models arrive with the launch of Kaby Lake later this year.

“Intel overclocking honcho Dan Ragland held a session about the overclocking features in Broadwell-E and Skylake processors today, and I caught up with him after to inquire about the prospect of future Pentium AE-esque products in upcoming generations of the company's CPUs.”

“While Ragland unsurprisingly wouldn't commit to any definite statements about Intel's product roadmap, he did indicate that the extreme overclocking community has expressed strong interest in a Pentium AE successor, and that the company has been thinking about ways to expand processor overclocking to more value-oriented chips in the future. That's a glimmer of hope for those of us who just want to have fun with cheap CPUs.”

Catch the full article from Jeff here on The Tech Report.


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Taiwan sdougal says:

A nice meaty topic. Discuss here...

Argentina Alan_Alberino says:

Say goodbye 742s ^^(Similar score on next gen)

Talking seriously, it would be great, I have a i3-6100 as secondary CPU and it's lot of fun, having multiplier unlocked would make it even better :D

United States Strong Island says:

Alan_Alberino said: Say goodbye 742s ^^(Similar score on next gen)

Talking seriously, it would be great, I have a i3-6100 as secondary CPU and it's lot of fun, having multiplier unlocked would make it even better :D



ya these chips are so much fun, they werent garbage either, my second chip was a gem.

But unlocked multiplier would help us decouple cpu and cache mhz so we could clock a lot of the chips higher.

But I would totally take another i3 with just bclk clocking. I dont care how they do it, just do it.

Argentina Alan_Alberino says:

Strong Island said: ya these chips are so much fun, they werent garbage either, my second chip was a gem.

But unlocked multiplier would help us decouple cpu and cache ratios so we could clock a lot of the chips higher.

But I would totally take another i3 with just bclk clocking. I dont care how they do it, just do it.


Yeah, BCLK OC is fun, the only problem I have with this is that AVX dies at 103MHz or more... If that doesn't happen, I'll buy more chips to OC with BCLK without any problem :D

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