Intel XTU ‘Extreme Tuning Utility’ Adds Alder Lake CPU & DDR5 Memory Overclocking Support: Per-Core, Per-Package & VF Curve Adjustments


The latest update for Intel's XTU 'Extreme Tuning Utility has added enhanced Alder Lake Desktop CPU overclocking support. The latest version also integrates a new benchmark hierarchy & a full OC feature set for upcoming 12th Gen CPUs.

Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Desktop CPUs & DDR5 Get Overclocking Support in XTU 'Extreme Tuning Utility'

The Intel XTU v7.5.0 introduces enhanced support for Alder Lake-S Desktop CPUs. The utility now fully supports the hybrid Performance (P-Core Golden Cove) & Efficiency (E-Core Gracemont) CPU architectures. This allows proper usage of the Speed Optimizer functionality which can boost the CPU performance in certain workloads.

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Also, Intel Extreme Tuning Utility now features full support for overclocking not only the 12th Gen Core CPUs but also DDR5 memory. Overclocking features such as per-core OC (TVB) & per-package OC (TVB) have been added along with VF (Voltage/Frequency) Curve support. The BCLK UI control has been removed for Intel Alder Lake-S Desktop CPUs. There's also DDR5 memory support & the utility will let users tweak memory timings in real-time for the brand new memory standard. There is also the integration of HWBot Benchmark 2.0. The full changelog can be seen below:


  • Enhanced AlderLake support
  • Added support for hybrid Performance and Efficient core architecture
  • Added support for Intel Speed Optimizer
  • Added real-time memory timings support
  • DDR5 support
  • Added per-core OC TVB support
  • Added package OC TVB support
  • Added VF Curve support
  • Removed BCLK UI control
  • 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
  • CometLake
  • RocketLake
  • TigerLake
  • 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's XTU is only supported by updated WIndows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems. The Intel Alder Lake-S Desktop CPUs launch in a few months so expect even better support once the chips start shipping in retail.