Gigabyte Release Beta BIOS For H87 and B85 Overclocking
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
ECS, Biostar and ASRock have all released their H81/H87/B85 overclocking BIOS’ for K series CPUs. Yet it was only a matter of time before one of the other big boys in the motherboard market (Gigabyte/ASUS) came out with their own. Gigabyte have duly delivered and have announced a beta BIOS update for their B85 and H87 motherboards that will allow you to overclock Haswell LGA 1150 CPUs providing they are K Series and have an unlocked multiplier.
With so many motherboard vendors finding a way around this limitation so quickly we wonder whether Intel has authorised such a move to enhance their competitiveness with AMD in the low-end price segment of the market. The BIOS from Gigabyte is only in its beta form but if you are using a Core i5 4670K or Core i7 4770K with a Gigabyte B85/H87 motherboard, such as the B85-HD3 pictured above, then you can now tackle some overclocking by playing around with the base-clock multipliers.
BIOS updates will be available for download on the respective product pages of your Gigabyte H87/B85 motherboards at the Gigabyte website in the downloads tab.
Image courtesy of Gigabyte