Intel XTU Gets Support for Alder Lake CPUs

The latest update for Intel XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) added enhanced support for overclocking the CPUs Alder Lake desktop. The latest version also integrates a new benchmark hierarchy and a full set of OC features for upcoming 12th generation CPUs.

The v7.5.0 version of the Intel XTU features an improved configuration for Alder Lake-S CPUs, with full support for performance (P-Core Golden Cove) and efficiency (E-Core Gracemont) hybrid CPU architectures. This allows for proper use of the Speed ​​​​Optimizer functionality, which can increase CPU performance on certain workloads.

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

Furthermore, the tool now also supports DDR5 memory overclocking. Overclocking features like OC per core (TVB) and OC per packet (TVB) have been added along with VF (voltage per frequency) curve support. The BCLK UI control has been removed for Intel Alder Lake-S Desktop CPUs.

DDR5 memory is also supported and the utility will allow users to adjust memory timings in real-time to the new memory standard. There is also HWBot Benchmark 2.0 integration. The full changelog can be seen below:

Changes in the Intel XTU:

  • Improved support for Alder Lake
  • Added support for hybrid performance and efficient core architecture
  • Added support for Intel Speed ​​​​Optimizer
  • Added real-time memory timing support
  • DDR5 support
  • Added OC TVB support per core
  • Added OC TVB package support
  • Added VF Curve support
  • BCLK UI control removed
  • Added HWBot integration for Benchmark 2.0
  • Removed HWBot integration for Benchmark 1.0

Supported platforms:

  • broadwell
  • Broadwell-E
  • skylake
  • Kabylake
  • KabylakeX
  • SkylakeX
  • coffeelake
  • CascadeLakeX
  • Comet Lake
  • Rocket Lake
  • Tiger Lake
  • AlderLakeS

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 10 RS3
  • Windows 10 RS4
  • Windows 10 RS5
  • Windows 10 19H1
  • Windows 10 19H2
  • Windows 10 20H
  • Windows 10 20H2
  • Windows 11 21H2

As always, the latest version of Intel XTU is only compatible with the updated Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems. Intel Alder Lake-S CPUs will be retailing in a few months, which should further improve support for these devices.

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