Something to stay up for: Intel’s thirteenth technology processors aren’t anticipated to launch for months, however distributors are already readying present motherboard fashions with BIOS updates. Asus is the newest, following Asrock’s BIOS rollout final month, although the previous has initially solely revealed updates for flagship boards.
On Friday, Asus launched BIOS updates to arrange its Z690 motherboards for Intel’s Raptor Lake CPUs after they launch later this 12 months. We already knew that Raptor Lake would not require 600 collection homeowners to improve to the upcoming 700 collection boards since compatibility for the brand new processors simply requires a BIOS patch.
Asrock rolled out related updates in late June, however these utilized to its Z690, H670, B660, and H610 motherboards. So far, Asus has solely issued downloads for the high-end Z690 chipset. These patches, and different bulletins, verify that Raptor Lake processors will help DDR4 RAM.
Asus rolled out new BIOS to its ROG, ROG Strix, ProArt, Prime, and TUF Gaming traces. Most use model 1601, however all of the affected Prime boards besides the Prime Z690-A necessity BIOS model 1603. Users can discover the updates at Asus’s obtain middle by trying to find their particular mannequin.
It is unknown when Asus will replace its different 600 collection boards, however the firm has loads of time, as rumors place the Raptor Lake launch in Q3 or This fall 2022. The competing Zen 4 processors are additionally coming later this 12 months however would require new motherboards utilizing the upcoming AM5 socket platform, which is able to, in flip, require DDR5 RAM.