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One of the alleged perks of Intel’s upcoming B560 chipset is the ability to overclock system memory. The rumor stems from a recent report on Chinese video-sharing site Bilibili (via harukaze5719), which also includes various shots of 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S engineering samples and their respective CPU-Z readouts.

As some users have pointed out, the lack of memory overclocking options in previous chipsets (e.g., B460) had a lot to do with artificial limitations set by Intel, but the company appears to have had a change of heart for its next round of lower-cost motherboards.

The 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake S engineering samples that Bilibili shared comprise the Core i7-11700, Core i7-11700K, and Core i9-11900. You can check out their CPU-Z screenshots below for a sample of specifications, but the highest SKU features a base clock speed of 1.8 GHz, single-core turbo frequency of 4.5 GHz, and all-core turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz. The 8C/16T Core i9-11900 is also listed with a 65-watt TDP, 3,200 MHz XMP profile, and support for PCIe 4.0 and Xe graphics.

Intel is expected to announce its 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake S desktop processors and 500 Series chipset during the all-virtual CES 2021 show in January. Rumors suggest that the CPUs will be released in the spring, with motherboards hitting retail channels much sooner.

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