- Mar 12, 2006
These boards are using different external clock generators. I still want to upgrade and upsize my main rig even without overclocking. I already have a Corsair 350D case and want to go matx. The Asrock z270m Extreme4 is not in stock so I'm getting the Asus Strix z270g (I like how it can output audio from different programs to different devices at the same time) and some faster RAM. My itx rig will be down graded with a new Pentium as a HTPC (replacing an overclocked G3258/B85 rig.)Non-K overclocking was made possible by a debug microcode, which disabled the PMU.
Since Kaby Lake uses different microcodes (AFAIK), there won't be similar OC exploit for Kaby Lake unless Intel somehow manages to repeat their mistake and slip such microcode again.