Bug In Intel H87 Chipset Allows Ratio-Based Overclocking

Tom's Hardware: Intel thought it was helping out enthusiasts by giving Haswell-based K-series SKUs access to a handful of BCLK straps. Instead, the hotter-running, voltage regulator-integrating parts tend to underperform Ivy Bridge-based air-cooled CPUs when it comes to overclocking headroom. As a result, we really didn’t see any reason to upgrade in The Core i7-4770K Review: Haswell Is Faster; Desktop Enthusiasts Yawn, particularly since you’re forced to buy a new motherboard as well.

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