Originally Posted by Silent Scone
Funny you should quote this just as I looked in, but a dose of reality normally gets people angry.
Tactics: Defined as separating SKU - Real world terminology is marketing strategy. Intel supports overclocking, they even have ITP for when not only an item is damaged but is potentially not that great a sample (used the plan for this multiple times). The reason this is being shut down as swiftly as it is, is because vendors like Asrock are openly marketing it. Intel never acknowledged this - yet people are moaning it is being phased out with newer ucode as if they didn't expect it to happen. Unlike yourself, I associate overclocking with 'doing' and getting the most out of ones system, which generally doesn't involve middle of the road SKU's to begin with. I hope that is OCN enough for you
Wow, that's not OCN to me, well didn't use to be.
Used to be more like hey $300 is your budget, cool well get this this and this and oc it and now your system runs like a $600 build.
But, I guess just tossing money at the screen is the way to do things now a days.
I mean the motherboard has always been at the heart of overclocking before sckt 1155. It just sucks the industry is scared to stand up and say hey, these are our features not yours, sorry bout your luck. Do you think DFI ever explained to Intel why they had a bajillion timings and clock skews etc to run their products out of specs 10 years ago, no, no they didn't, they did what they wanted to do and had passion doing it.
Stop conforming, it's my hardware physically, if I want to run it out of spec so be it!
I mean we are the ones that have to speak up instead of just taking it, which I will do by not doing another SkyLake build and referring most budget builds I get back to AMD once again, not like all the AMD builds I've done have unhappy customers, for most everyday budget builds AND still does good and better, Intel just does best