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This is an overclocking preview of Intel's upcoming Haswell platform. We have noticed that they have made an architectural change that may be a great benefit to overclockers. Check out our thoughts on the potential return of BCLK overclocking!

http://www.hardcoreware.net/intel-haswell-base-clock-overclocking/
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The L3 cache isn't the only logic block that is highly prone to clock skew though. A lot of ifs being made here. We don't even know what will be tied to which clock signal right now. It could be that they will apply a clock divider between the core and "uncore" blocks...

Good news if it works out like he predicts though.
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This would be awesome... From what I've heard Haswell is going to be a beastly memory overclocker as well.
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It's pure speculation, but still interesting. I really hope Haswell will be a good overclocker, since I skipped Ivy Bridge.

@OP: I think you should change the tag in the thread title. The source is not Intel, but Hardcoreware.
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It's pure speculation, but still interesting. I really hope Haswell will be a good overclocker, since I skipped Ivy Bridge.

@OP: I think you should change the tag in the thread title. The source is not Intel, but Hardcoreware.

It isn't speculation. Read the preview at anandtech - the haswell will indeed have bclk and multiplier overclocking, at least with some model variants.. This was also hinted at in the reddit AMA (with an intel engineer)
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How does decoupling the uncore help bclk overclocking? There are still several other sensitive things tied to the bclk usb and pci-e for one.
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post #7 of 57
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It's pure speculation, but still interesting. I really hope Haswell will be a good overclocker, since I skipped Ivy Bridge.

@OP: I think you should change the tag in the thread title. The source is not Intel, but Hardcoreware.

According to the source linked in the article, the uncore is indeed being decoupled from the CPU core. Whether they artificially 'lock' it another way, who can say. But an Intel engineer also hinted at Haswell being a good overclocker on Reddit as well, so I guess we'll see!

Will update the title, sorry
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Sounding good to me as I have been on the same 1156 based system for over three years now and the upgrade bug is beginning to rear it's head again biggrin.gif
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I just got a rig, what a rat race this is becoming for me frown.gif
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Intel doesnt have to unlock bclk overclocking again. All they have to do is offer an I3 K model and everyone will be happy again. 5ghz haswell I3 should put a hurting on the 6300
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