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Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time

Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time
Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time
New purchases of the 15.6-inch Tornado F5 will be ready to overclock without any additional charges. The notebook is notable for its use of upgradeable LGA 1151 processors and MXM 3.0b graphics cards.

Eurocom's most powerful 15-inch notebook for consumers doesn't come cheap as it houses overclockable components up to the Core i7-7700K and GTX 1080. Unfortunately, the reseller hides all overclocking functionality behind a paywall, so users will need to cough up another $100 USD on top of the already high price of the unit in order to have access to CPU and GPU tuning, memory timings, UEFI or Legacy modes, and other core BIOS features.

A new promotion from Eurocom now offers the unlocked BIOS for free on all new purchases of the Tornado F5 until "the middle of April". The Tornado F5 chassis is a heavily modified MSI GT62VR and so its overclocking abilities are limited by the cooling solution of the system. In our own tests of the Tornado F5 Killer Edition, we can observe the i5-7600K and GTX 1080 plateauing at about 92 C and 82 C, respectively, when under Prime95 and FurMark stress. Thus, users intending to overclock may find more headroom with the GPU than the CPU.

The Eurocom Tornado F5 starts at $1666 USD at the most basic configuration level. Though its overclocking abilities are more restrained when compared to a full-fledged desktop, the notebook is still unrivaled in its size class if overclockable K-class processors is a priority. Even larger notebooks like the MSI GT83VR or Asus G800 "only" make use of overclockable 45 W HK processors.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-03-29 (Update: 2017-03-29)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.