- Apr 23, 2020
- Z490 Vision D
- i7-10700 (non-K) - Power Limits removed!
- RX 580
Noob question, what is the setting in the BIOS that would unlock the power limit? I have a non-K 10700 and wanted to get the most performance out of it.
Hi @jbravo14 - did you have any luck with this? I am looking at this option too, compared to a 10700K, and whether removing the power levels and BCLK in the BIOS performs similarly to 10700K in MacOS.
For anyone else with a 104/6/7/900 (non-K) and adequate cooling that could test out this potential performance boost, it would be appreciated. It is essentially overwriting the PL1 and PL2 maximum wattage the chip can run at for extended periods, allowing it to stay in a boosted state, like a K chip would be doing. Relevant reading attached.
In our Intel Core i7-10700 review, we're taking a look at one of Intel's most affordable 8-core/16-thread processors. Its low TDP of 65 W makes it power-efficient, but also limits performance. We unlocked that limit and gained up to 30% real-life performance without ever risking an unstable system.
Intel Comet Lake Non-K CPUs 'Power Limit' Overclocking on ASUS, ASRock, MSI H470, B460 & H410 Motherboards Detailed & Compared
Intel's partners which include ASUS, ASRock & MSI have enabled overclocking of non-K CPUs by raising the power limit on B460, H470 boards.