Only the K processors are Intel typically suited for overclocking, but the well-known overclocker “Elmor” now has a Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz with air cooling to 4.7 and with liquid nitrogen (LN2) even at about 6 GHz brought. For this purpose, it was a special beta BIOS from ASUS available, without the ‘K’ allows such high overclocking with Intel CPUs.
The Intel Core i3-6300 processor belongs to the introduced in autumn Skylake series and has two cores plus Hyper-Threading, 4 MB L3 cache and integrated HD 530 graphics. The CPU runs at 3.8 GHz and has a TDP of 47 watts.
“Elmor” has the Core i3-6300 used on an ASUS Maximus VIII Gene Micro-ATX motherboard with an experimental beta BIOS manufacturer. But the overclocker has specially point out that this BIOS update is not suitable for everyday operation, since it has several problems and may lead to strange results. However, he holds out the prospect that corresponding BIOS versions will appear for various motherboards later, once they have been optimized.
In addition to the Core i3-6300 “Elmor” also has a Core i5-6400 quad-core processor driven on an ASUS Z170-A motherboard from 2.7 to 4.8 GHz – with air cooling!
Intel has not been because the cheaper processors achieve such high clock rates, since these otherwise more expensive models to outdo. Finally, Core i3-6300 and Core i5-6400 are to have for less than 160 or 190 euros. The K-CPUs of Skylake series – Core i5-6600K and Core i7-6700K – however cost 250 and 400 euros and more.