What simply occurred? Intel’s subsequent processor collection, Raptor Lake, will not be taking its cue from AMD’s Zen 4 platform by supporting solely DDR5 reminiscence. It was lengthy suspected that this may be the case, however a leaked checklist of upcoming Asrock Z790 and H770 motherboards confirms that the 13-gen chips will help each reminiscence varieties.
VideoCardz obtained the checklist of Asrock flagship Z790 and mid-range H770 mobos. It consists of each DDR4 and DDR5 variants of sure boards, very similar to the present 600-series chipset mobos utilized by Alder Lake.
Alder Lake is Intel’s first shopper chip collection to help DDR4 and DDR5, relying on which board you purchase, however some feared that its Raptor Lake successor would use solely the costlier DDR5 variant.
There have lengthy been rumors that Intel intends to maintain help for each reminiscence varieties with Raptor Lake. Given that the next-gen CPUs share the identical LGA 1700 socket as Alder Lake and might be backward appropriate with 600-series chipsets—Alder Lake CPUs will work on 700-series boards, too—it is not too stunning that Intel is refusing to drop DDR4.
Intel’s stance is a distinction to AMD’s Zen 4-based processors arriving later this yr—probably in September with a lineup that can mirror the Ryzen 5000 launch. The Ryzen 7000 collection will solely help DDR5, which means anybody hoping to convey their DDR4 modules with them after they improve might be upset.
Asrock’s checklist of Thirteenth-gen motherboards consists of 9 Z790 boards and three H770 boards, with 4 of the 12 being DDR4 variations. Here’s the complete checklist:
- ASRock Z790 Taichi
- ASRock Z790 Pro RS/D4
- ASRock Z790 PG Lightning
- ASRock Z790 PG Lightning/D4
- ASRock Z790M PG Lightning/D4
- ASRock Z790 PG Riptide
- ASRock Z790M PG Riptide
- ASRock Z790-C
- ASRock Z790-C/D4
- ASRock H770 PG Lightning
- ASRock H770 PG Lightning/D4
- ASRock H770 Steel Legend
The excellent news is that DDR5 costs are falling, however they continue to be costlier than their predecessor, which might give Intel a bonus over AMD within the battle of next-gen chips.
Raptor Lake, which arrives later this yr, will improve Alder Lake’s most variety of Efficiency cores (Gracemont) to 16, bringing the whole max core depend to 24. The chips are additionally rumored to characteristic enhance clocks that attain 5.8 GHz.