ASRock SKY OC – Changing Your Skylake World

You’ve probably heard about the SKY OC from ASRock not too long ago, and you’ve probably heard of how ASRock continues to break records with the OC Formula board.

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What you probably may not realize (good if you already did) is that SKY OC significantly changes the scene for Intel 6th Generation processor owners and would-be owners, especially those who do not have the budget to purchase the overclock-unlocked K series.

ASRock’s SKY OC allows one to overclock the Non-K models. What does this mean?

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SKY OC – How It Benefits You!

With SKY OC, you are able to run your processor at faster speed and what this means is you’re getting better value for money, imagine getting anywhere from 20% to 60% speed boost.

This also means you get your jobs done faster and your available computing power will last you longer.

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Not convinced?

Here’s what it’s like having a 31% overclock, from 3.5Ghz to 4.6Ghz

x264 – 10bit to 8bit Video Conversion

The source video is a 720p MKV file that is 90 seconds in duration. x264 settings at the slowest.

ProcessorTime Taken
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Intel Core i5-6600K197
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.6Ghz169

That 31% overclock shaved almost 30 seconds off from the total time taken to get the job done.

Just An Update

ASRock’s SKY OC is available to most of ASRock’s motherboards, details as shown on the table below.

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To sum it up – ASRock’s SKY OC is certainly a much welcomed addition to ASRock’s list of board features, especially in a time where the economy isn’t rosy as before. Imagine having performance boost on the system despite opting for the cost-effective components.

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