Upcoming Intel Chips Allow Overclocking on Budget Motherboards

Intel will begin supporting overclocking on mid-range motherboards with Rocket Lake, the company has confirmed to us today. Previously limited to enthusiast motherboards with a high-end chipset, such as the existing Z490 chipset for 10th Gen Comet Lake chips, now it seems Intel is keen to bring overclocking to more affordable options.

With previous generations of Intel chips, at least as far back as it’s worth discussing, only high-end motherboards with the top chipsets supported overclocking, and with only with K-series processors. You’ll still need a K-series processor even with Rocket Lake, we’re told, but you’ll soon be able to overclock on more affordable mid-range motherboards. 

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