UPDATE (29 May / 2:20 PM):
After speaking to Intel representatives, we now have a clearer understanding on the way the IPM works.
But first, let’s narrow down the chipsets that the IPM will work with. Intel’s automatic overclocker only works for the 9th Gen Intel Core K series of CPUs. The chipmaker plans to extend IPM’s compatibility to other chips, including the X series. Other, previous-generation chips are also being considered, but there are no plans to expand the scope of compatibility as of now.
As for the process itself, the software first creates a 16GB EFI shell partition for the tests to be run. from there, it will push each core of the processor as high as it can remain stable, in terms of both voltage and frequency. The entire process can take as long as two hours on an eight-core chip, and CPUs with less cores will take less time.
As a precaution, Intel has made it so that the IPM will never push the voltage over 1.35V. Frequency can go as high as the voltage limit, and the stability of the processor, allows. Intel also recommends two things when using the IPM. First is that you run no other overclocking software in tandem, and second being running the test again whenever you make hardware changes to your system.
ORIGINAL STORY (29 May / 9:00 AM):
Overclocking a system’s CPU can be a very long process of trial and error. Recognising this, Intel announced what it calls the Performance Maximizer during Computex 2019. It’s a handy tool that will also be made available very soon.
The Intel Performance Maximizer automatically tests for the maximum frequency and voltage that your processor can take. Once it finds a stable and reliable maximum for your processor, it automatically overclocks the processor to that frequency and voltage.
And it’s not a one-time operation either. Intel says that the tool will continuously monitor your processor, making necessary changes to its own overclocking when necessary. This makes it so that your processor is performing at its very best at all times.
The tool is only compatible with selected unlocked 9th Gen Intel Core processors, of which there are only six for now. It will also be available for download starting mid-June, and at no cost.