But not the fact that the results will be impressive
A month ago, ASRock introduced the Base Frequency Boost (BFB) feature, which allows overclocking those Intel Comet Lake-S processors that were not originally designed for overclocking and do not have an unlocked multiplier. Later it became known that BFB will also support CPU Coffee Lake.
In general, the ASRock function is an analogue of Multi-Core Enhance, only the latter is officially available only on processors with an unlocked multiplier and top chipsets, and the ASRock solution allows you to overclock any CPU Core of the last two generations on most motherboards. True, it is worth mentioning that formally the operation of such a function does not accelerate the processor, but these are already details.
As it turned out, other manufacturers decided to join this trend. At least Asus and MSI already have similar features. The first one is called APE (Asus Performance Enhancement), the second – PLS (Power Limit Setting). In all cases, the principle of operation is the same – manipulation of the parameter PL1, that is, the power limit. But the implementation is slightly different. For ASRock, the PL1 parameter increases from 65 to 125 W, for Asus – up to 125 W (up to 210 W on the ROG Strix B460-F motherboard), and for MSI – immediately up to 255 W. In theory, this should lead to different results, but whether this will be confirmed in practice is not yet clear.
The operation of the Multi-Core Enhance function can be found in our review of the latest Intel CPUs. As tests have shown, the activation of MCE provides an average increase of only 3.4%, and energy consumption rises by 4-6%. Will the ASRock, MSI and Asus implementations provide the best result, tests will show.