Intel has launched a brand new model of its Excessive Tuning Utility, generally generally known as Intel XTU. Model 188.8.131.52 of the free software is accompanied by some fascinating launch notes which spotlight the addition of assist for Home windows 11 22H2, and a few further overclocking (OC) modes for “future platform(s)” which very possible embody Intel’s thirteenth Gen Core processors, codenamed Raptor Lake. However as Intel provides, then it takes away, and the newest model of XTU removes assist for (seventh Gen) Kaby Lake platforms.
Microsoft it but to launch the Home windows 11 model 22H2 replace, codenamed Solar Valley 2 (SV2), to most people. Nonetheless, Intel is ahead wanting sufficient so as to add assist for it within the newest XTU. It’s approaching a 12 months since Home windows 11 was first launched, and SV2 ought to ship a welcome sprinkling of finesse to an OS that had its fair proportion of teething troubles.
Intel seems to have made a gaffe with the discharge notes by mentioning a hitherto unknown kind of Thermal Velocity Enhance (TVB), in addition to another TVB nuances that will probably be obtainable on “future platform(s).”
The subsequent platform we count on from Intel consists of the thirteenth Gen Core processors, codenamed Raptor Lake, with 700 Collection chipsets. These will probably be adopted by Intel Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake on a brand new platform. With the timing of this XTU launch it seems fairly sure the brand new options will probably be supported on Raptor Lake (due This autumn this 12 months). Each per-core OC TVB assist, and package deal OC TVB assist are welcome additions, as are extra granular controls, however the largest spill from Intel right here is the affirmation of “Environment friendly TVB assist.”
There have been murmurings about ETVB assist beforehand however it was extensively anticipated to be an abbreviation of Enhanced fairly than Environment friendly (Thermal Velocity Enhance). We are able to solely make educated guesses as to the exact nature of ETVB, and suppose it would take some inspiration from AMD’s PBO2 (Precision Enhance Overdrive 2). The brand new know-how may even be instrumental in serving to Intel ship an SKU with a headlining 6 GHz turbo clock, however we will solely speculate about that for now.
Intel claims Raptor Lake will function “enhanced overclocking options,” in addition to as much as double-digit efficiency boosts and as much as 24C/32T choices. Raptor Lake CPUs and 700 Collection motherboards are anticipated to reach in This autumn this 12 months.