ASUS May be using a "OC Socket" Z170 Motherboards
ASUS May be using a OC on Select Z170 Motherboards
Published: 28th July 2015 | Source: Benchlife.info |
ASUS May be using a "OC Socket" on select Z170 Motherboards
Rumor has it that ASUS will be using a special "OC Socket on their Z170 Skylake motherboards, which is said to improve power delivery and overclockabilty of LGA 1151 CPUs.
ASUS did this before on their high end X99 motherboards, where they added additional pins to Intel's stock CPU socket, allowing their motherboards to overclock Intel's Haswell-E CPUs to above average speeds. In the months after launch other manufacturers have bough similar modified CPU sockets to the market, which have also improved CPU overclocking.
Right now it remains unconfirmed by ASUS whether or not there will be a "Deluxe socket" or "OC socket" in their LGA 1151 motherboard.
According to Benchlife.info the first motherboard which will use ASUS' LGA1151 “deluxe sockets” will be Asus Z170-K, Z170-Deluxe, Z170-AR, Z170-A, Z170 Pro Gaming, ROG Maximus VIII Ranger, ROG Maximus VIII Hero and the ROG Maximus VIII Gene and the Maximus VIII Extreme.
Earlier this month we have seen a large portion of ASUS' ROG lineup of z170 motherboard, which are no doubt designed to be used for heavy overlocking. Right now it is unconfirmed whether or not an OC or deluxe socket exists on ASUS' Z170 motherboard, but it does look like ASUS have prepared their boards for a lot of overclocking fun and madness.