Something to stay up for: According to a infamous leaker, MSI plans to launch B760 motherboards that can permit BCLK overclocking of Intel Core non-Okay CPUs. With this function and a little bit of effort, customers may get an enormous efficiency uplift with out having to splurge on an unlocked processor and a Z-series board. The identical supply additionally revealed the MSRPs of MSI’s upcoming mid-range motherboard lineup.
The leaker supplied a few photos of the unreleased MSI B760M Mortar Max motherboard outfitted with a Renesas RC26008 clock generator. There’s additionally a screenshot exhibiting an Intel Core i5-12400 reaching 5GHz on the board, a 14 % enchancment over its inventory 4.4GHz increase frequency. This board will reportedly be out there in each DDR4 and DDR5 variants.
The chipmaker would not shrink back from disabling options to encourage shoppers to go for dearer SKUs so hopefully, this overclocking technique will nonetheless work on locked Thirteenth-gen processors.
i5-12400 OC 5.0GHz (125MHz x40) on MAG B760M Mortar Max WiFi that includes Renesas RC26008 clock generator. pic.twitter.com/6f5Hgb28jh
— chi11eddog (@g01d3nm4ng0) December 28, 2022
For a fast recap, overclocking Intel Core processors is normally carried out by rising the core multiplier, and that is solely out there on unlocked CPUs and the flagship Z-series chipsets. However, a couple of yr in the past, overclocker der8auer found that motherboards outfitted with exterior clock turbines allowed elevating the bus clock considerably with out crashing. This turned out to be an unofficial option to overclock non-Okay processors and keep away from Intel’s ‘unlocked’ tax.
The MSRPs of MSI’s B760 motherboards had been additionally leaked. These vary from $169 to $229, ending up about $10-$40 dearer than their B660 variants. According to Expreview, the one factor the B760 chipset brings to the desk is additional PCIe bandwidth (10 PCIe 4.0 + 4 PCIe 3.0 lanes vs. B660’s six PCIe 4.0 + eight PCIe 3.0).
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MAX is in checklist🧐🧐🧐 pic.twitter.com/rDs0kSxoxH
— chi11eddog (@g01d3nm4ng0) December 27, 2022
Luckily, Raptor Lake CPUs will work simply as properly with older 600-series motherboards, that means you possibly can get a extra feature-packed Z690 board for a similar value as a brand new B760 board.
Intel will formally announce its non-Okay Raptor Lake lineup and accompanying mid-range motherboards at CES subsequent week with availability beginning quickly after. Judging by current rumors, Team Blue may additionally launch a refresh of its Raptor Lake lineup late subsequent yr, doubtlessly giving the LGA 1700 platform a three-year lifecycle.