What simply took place? Intel’s subsequent processor sequence, Raptor Lake, would possibly not be taking its cue from AMD’s Zen 4 platform by way of supporting handiest DDR5 reminiscence. It was once lengthy suspected that this will be the case, however a leaked record of upcoming Asrock Z790 and H770 motherboards confirms that the 13-gen chips will reinforce each reminiscence sorts.
VideoCardz got the record of Asrock flagship Z790 and mid-range H770 mobos. It contains each DDR4 and DDR5 variants of sure forums, just like the present 600-series chipset mobos utilized by Alder Lake.
Alder Lake is Intel’s first client chip sequence to reinforce DDR4 and DDR5, relying on which board you purchase, however some feared that its Raptor Lake successor would use handiest the costlier DDR5 variant.
There have lengthy been rumors that Intel intends to stay reinforce for each reminiscence sorts with Raptor Lake. For the reason that the next-gen CPUs proportion the similar LGA 1700 socket as Alder Lake and shall be backward appropriate with 600-series chipsets—Alder Lake CPUs will paintings on 700-series forums, too—it is not too unexpected that Intel is refusing to drop DDR4.
Intel’s stance is a distinction to AMD’s Zen 4-based processors arriving later this yr—perhaps in September with a lineup that may reflect the Ryzen 5000 release. The Ryzen 7000 sequence will handiest reinforce DDR5, which means any individual hoping to deliver their DDR4 modules with them after they improve shall be disenchanted.
Asrock’s record of Thirteenth-gen motherboards is composed of 9 Z790 forums and 3 H770 forums, with 4 of the 12 being DDR4 variations. This is the overall record:
- ASRock Z790 Taichi
- ASRock Z790 Professional 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 Metal 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 struggle of next-gen chips.
Raptor Lake, which arrives later this yr, will building up Alder Lake’s most collection of Potency cores (Gracemont) to 16, bringing the entire max core depend to 24. The chips also are rumored to function spice up clocks that extend 5.8 GHz.