ASRock has published a short but sweet post elaborating on its all-new Base Frequency Boost (BFB) technology, which should be of interest to anyone who’s upgrading to a non-K series Comet Lake-S processor but want to get a little overclocking action going. While an initial slide suggested otherwise, the company has clarified that the feature will not only be available on 400-series motherboards, but the 300 series as well. That would include the Z390/B365 and Z490/H470/B460 chipsets.
According to ASRock’s charts (which are “for reference only”), BFB can overclock an otherwise locked Core i9-10900’s base frequency from the default 2.8 GHz to 3.7 GHz, while the previous generation’s i9-9900 can be boosted from 3.1 GHz to 3.9 GHz. TDP could jump as high as 125 W with the feature enabled, however.
“While ASRock BFB breathes life into non K series CPUs and non Z series motherboards, the boost frequency currently still depends on the cooling system applied on your rig,” the company warns. Naturally, BFB requires a BIOS update, which is already available for the B365M Pro4, Z490M Pro4, and Z490M-ITX/ac. The other models listed in ASRock’s chart (below) will presumably get the update shortly.
|BIOS Download & CPU Support List|
|Motherboard that is available for BFB technology is as list below, download and flash the latest BIOS to enjoy the instant performance boost!|
|Z390 Pro4||B365 Phantom Gaming 4||B365 Pro4||B365M Phantom Gaming4|
|Z490 Extreme4||Z490 Steel Legend||Z490 Phantom Gaming 4||Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/2.5G|
|Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ac||Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax||Z490 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3||Z490 Pro4|
|Z490M Pro4||P1.50||Z490M-ITX/ac||P1.20||H470 Steel Legend||H470 Phantom Gaming 4|
|H470M Pro4||H470M-ITX/ac||B460 Steel Legend||B460 Phantom Gaming 4|
|B460 Pro4||B460M Pro4||B460M Steel Legend||B460M-HDV|
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