Intel released a microcode update to improve the overclocking yield of its X299 Core-X series processors from the Cascade Lake family. This consists of Core i9-10980XE, Core i9-10940X, Core i9-10920X and the Core i9-10900X marked as its 10th generation processors.
The chipmaker specified that this will improves the voltage-based overclocking function. This would require its partnered motherboard manufacturers to provide updated BIOS to its users. Intel noted the usual suspects- ASUS, Gigabyte/AORUS, MSI and EVGA. To identify the microcode its processors are running on, they’ll need to use Intel’s Processor Identification Utility. Alas, Intel didn’t mention how to identify if its the affected microcode. The link Intel provided just gives installation instructions.
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