ASUS AI overclocking is a unique approach to automatic overclocking as it adjusts OC settings based on the observed CPU and cooling quality
For many years board vendors have tried to implement automatic overclocking features in their BIOS for more straightforward performance enhancement. This has always been a mixed bag, as most preset OC profiles are overly optimistic in frequency target or overly generous with the voltage selection. So often, you would end up with a slightly unstable or overheating system.
ASUS AI overclocking uses a unique strategy for automatic overclocking. Instead of working with preset frequency and voltage profiles, the system will monitor the CPU and cooling system throughout an initial testing phase. Based on its findings, it will then predict the optimal settings. The system will automatically guide the overclocking process and adjust voltages and frequency to match your cooling system.
The better your cooling, the higher your AI overclock.
ASUS introduced AI Overclocking on its Z490 ROG motherboards (SkatterBencher #10) as a next-generation automatic overclocking technology. Since then, it’s been present on every next Intel platform; however, not on any AMD platform. That changes with the AM5.
There are three steps to enabling AI overclocking. First, reset the BIOS to default settings. Then, reboot and enter the operating system. Run a couple of heavy workloads such as Prime95, Realbench, or Cinebench R23 for 10 to 30 minutes. Then return to the BIOS and enter the AI OC Guide menu from the top. Make sure to read through the explanation and click Enable AI when ready.
In addition to automatic overclocking, AI Overclocking provides a lot of advanced information and suggestions in the AI Features menu. The available information has grown significantly since the first version of AI Overclocking. The information includes:
Turbo Ratio suggested overclocking parameters (for Intel)
Adaptive Voltage and AC loadline suggested parameters (for Intel)
The SP value is based on the combination of maximum boost frequency, temperature, and P0 VID. Generally, it indicates the quality of a particular core. A higher SP value would indicate a better-quality core with superior overclocking capabilities, though it’s not an exact science. The overclocking suggestions are based on a continued evaluation of your CPU thermal solution.
ASUS AI Overclocking in SkatterBencher Guides
We use ASUS AI Overclocking in the following SkatterBencher guides:
SkatterBencher #51: Intel Core i5-13600K Overclocked to 6200MHz (link)