Intel May Push Overclocking Boundaries with HaswellCategory: CPU's
Posted: April 17, 2013 09:28AM
According to a report on PC fan site Guru3D, Intel's next generation Haswell chips will be easier to overclock than any previous generation. Haswell chips will reportedly allow overclocking using both the multiplier and modifying the base clock of the chip, which should allow even those using chips with a locked clock multiplier to gain a modest overclock.
As well as this, Haswell chips are said to feature an integrated VRM controller which should allow enthusiasts and overclockers to squeeze the last bit of performance out of their chips. With these features, next generation Intel chips should be able to hit 8GHz using LN2 cooling, which should be enough to rival AMD's FX series which currently dominate the record frequencies.