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Hardware MSI And ASRock Detail Motherboards Capable Of Baseclock Overclocking

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 17 Dec 2015.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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  2. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    How does performance compare between multiplier overclocking and baseclock overclocking, or is there no actual difference? If you overclock a 3.7GHz chip to 4.4GHz using both methods, will you see any difference?

    Also, am I right in thinking that baseclock overclocking will require faster RAM?
     
  3. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    There is probably absolutely no difference and you will not require faster RAM. You just select a different RAM divider that suits your needs. :)
     
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    Oops. ;)
     
  5. bawjaws

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    Yeah, that's how I do it with my trusty E8500 :D Wasn't sure if that's still the way to go these days given that most overclocking seems to be with multipliers rather than baseclocks these days :D
     
  6. TheMadDutchDude

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    Yes sir, it's still the same principle. :)
     
  7. SchizoFrog

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    I haven't looked hard for other results so I have so far only seen the i3-6100 mentioned which is a dual core chip. The real question is can an i5-6400 and an i7-6700 match their respective 'K' models?

    If you already have bought one of the cheaper chips then this is all good news for you but as a new buyer... I am not so sure it is worth the saving (approx £50 and £70) and the risk?

    However, again as a new buyer, the main thing that would make me think twice is that Skylake is due a refresh soon which may gain even better performance by default while also bringing this method of overclocking to an end and then there is Canonlake due not long after...

    I am looking to build a new system and for the most part, I have always had a clear idea of what I wanted to buy, but right now I believe the waters have never been muddier and so I am happy to wait further. Especially as I may be able to buy some pretty sweet Haswell based products come January in the second hand market for very good prices.
     
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    If you have an unlocked chip you're not going to see a benefit, but for those without (expensive) K series then your multi options will be limited to mid-high 30s. So you will need base-clock to push over 4G.

    Skylake isn't due for refresh until around this time next year, with another 14nm chip. The platform won't change significantly for another ~2 years.

    Although I agree, that given a i5-6400 vs EOL 4690K - I'd still take the Haswell unless I absolutely needed M.2 support. I'm dying to see a round-up of Haswell/Sandy/Ivy/Skylake - OC vs non-OC and Haswell $ vs Skylake $. I haven't seen anyone commit to it yet.
     
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  9. TheMadDutchDude

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    Why would you take a 4690K over a newer system if they are at the same (or darn close) price point? Seems illogical.
     
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    Higher, easier OC and practically the same features. You can still use C-States with K series OCing.
     
  11. SchizoFrog

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    I have a question... The non-K i5 is a 65W chip while the K is 95W... If the same OC is achievable are you better off with the non-K chip as 1: it is cheaper and 2: it has a lower power draw?
     
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