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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