The new patent-pending OC Socket by ASUS / ROG taps the potential of X99 motherboards to enable greater performance.
What is OC Socket?
Haswell-E (Intel Core i7-5960X, 5930X and 5280K) processors actually have more pads than the reference LGA2011-3 socket design, so ASUS added extra socket pins to tap this resource. OC Socket is an enhancement based on the reference LGA2011-3 design, so for users not overclocking or tweaking voltages in the BIOS, OC Socket does not activate. However for those that do overclock and tune performance, thereâ€™s significant benefits.
Is OC Socket compatible with LGA2011-3 CPUs? – Yes!
It’s currently available in in the following ASUS products
– ROG Rampage V Extreme
– ASUS X99-Deluxe
– ASUS X99-Pro
– ASUS X99-A
More details at the OC Socket page.