Intel Reveals "Performance Maximizer" Auto Overclocking Tool

Intel is taking the work, and fun, out of overclocking.

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Intel Reveals "Performance Maximizer" Auto Overclocking Tool

As much as we love the BIOS diving, tinkering and trial and error that's involved in manual CPU overclocking, we cannot deny that many PC builders find the process boring or overly time intensive. 

In recent years, AMD has made CPU overclocking a little easier using their Ryzen Master utility, and Nvidia has created OC scanner to get the most out of their latest graphics cards. Now it's Intel's turn to make overclocking that little bit easier, with their "Intel Performance Maximiser Tool" being able to automatically determine how far your CPU's speeds can be increased. 

When it launches next month, Intel's performance Maximiser will be compatible with Intel's 9th Generation of Coffee Lake K-series CPUs, but only for i5 models and above. This applies to Intel's i9-9900K, i9-9900KF, i7-9700K, i7-9700KF, i5-9600K and i9-9600KF. 

In their Computex demo, Intel managed to get an i7-9700K processor to move from its all-core boost clocks of 4.6GHz to 5.2GHz, providing a considerable boost to system performance. Intel's performance Maximizer tool will also adjust this overclock over time to keep getting the most out of systems, which eventually will include lower overclocks if your processors potential degrades.  

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Intel's Performance Maximizer tool will release in mid-June and is likely to be upgraded to support all future overclockable desktop series processors. 

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29-05-2019, 10:26:43

Probably gives it to much voltage too. I still say manual is the way to go..Quote

29-05-2019, 10:50:27

Manual might still be better for a little time but I think with next gen thermal & voltage monitoring tools combined with neural network based analysis it's not long at all until these systems can eek out more for less than any human physically could (Due to the necessity of realtime adjustments hundreds of times a second based on analysis of quite a large amount of realtime data to really get the most out of silicon).Quote

29-05-2019, 13:27:17

Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Probably gives it to much voltage too. I still say manual is the way to go..
That's not in Intel's best interest, motherboard manufacturers want to be considered the best overclockers and as such they apply voltages which go beyond Intel's spec.

It's probably going to be like AMD XFR, better than manual OC in most cases. All core load might be a different story as that's a power hog and as such causes some significant heat - not to mention binning.

I also doubt these really quick adjustments are feasible for a fancy neural network. The backwards compatible tool will probably try different voltages and multipliers fairly quickly to gauge how good the silicon lottery result was, and do the multiplier part per core.Quote

29-05-2019, 13:46:45

Not on current silicon, mostly because of the sensors though, neural networks have been used for many many years in the branch predictor(Since Piledriver at least), not particularly complex or computationally expensive in low layers, in fact their value is in how cheap, quick & low memory they are. Intel had working concepts on Itanium around the time the "fast-path" method was finalised (~2003) and could very well have been using them for longer(But this is arguably the most secretive part of the CPU).

The kind of sensor array used in Radeon VII is much much more useful(Actual transistor temps with high sample rates) but there's definitely room for refinement.Quote

02-06-2019, 17:57:55

Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Probably gives it to much voltage too. I still say manual is the way to go..
I'd give it a go and check if only it supported my 8th gen.Quote

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