The BFB function, or Base Frequency Boost, has been with Intel processors for a long time. It’s a simple and quick way to increase the performance of non-overclock-prone Core K-Series that won’t be eliminated from the 12th generation Alder Lake. ASRock has confirmed that its 600 series boards will continue to support this feature.
ASRock has confirmed that Alder Lake’s Base Frequency Boost feature will be available even on cheaper boards
Thanks to Base Frequency Boost, theoretically non-overclockable processors can be accelerated to some extent. All by changing the power limits, which makes the processor behave as if it were a 125-watt chip from the 65-watt TDP level, which increases the base clock by several hundred MHz. ASRock, because it is this manufacturer that offers BFB in their motherboards, describes this feature as “short-term Turbo Boost mode”.
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While this is not overclocking per se, it still allows you to squeeze additional performance out of processors that theoretically should not be overclocked. Today we learned that this feature will be supported not only by the flagship Z690, but also motherboards from the entire spectrum of the 600 series, i.e. the H670, B660 and probably also the H610.