In recent years, Intel’s strategy regarding its different chipsets for each new generation of processors was based on separating them by ranges, allowing memory and CPU overclock functions only to motherboards with Z series chipsets. In this way, if we had a board with an H or B chipset, no matter how much we had a K series processor with an unlocked multiplier, it would not be possible to increase its speed or that of its memories.
That changes from now on, and it is that the company has activated the possibility of overclocking, at least of the memories DDR4, on their new chipsets H570 and B560 for 11th generation Intel Core processors “Rocket Lake-S”, of which we were able to know some details in this CES 2021.
Intel joins AMD by allowing memory overclocking on its mid-range chipsets, although the processor OC will only work on the Z590
This is the first time in a long time that memory overclocking is possible on non-Z chipsets. Unfortunately, the ability to overclock the speeds of the various processor cores will remain unique to the Z590 chipset.
Of course, it will be necessary to use Core i5 or higher range processors, including Core i7 and Core i9, to be able to use memories above 3,200 MHz DDR4. Core i3 processors will stay with support for DDR4-2667 MHz.