The official announcement of Intel Raptor Lake Refresh processors is expected in September, but the rare owners of pre-production samples can now test them on Gigabyte motherboards: the manufacturer has added its support for the model with the LGA1700 socket.
Gigabyte has released emergency BIOS updates for motherboards due to a vulnerability found in firmware – the manufacturer has added new security features and the first updates have been released for models based on Intel 600/700 and AMD 400/500 chipsets. In the near future they will also appear for Intel 400/500 and AMD 600.
As it turned out, support for Intel processors has been added in the new BIOS version for Gigabyte motherboards on Intel 600/700 “Next Generation” – Possibly referring to the 14th gen chips codenamed Raptor Lake Refresh. As expected, these processors will have higher clock speeds, including memory.
Manufacturers have already started releasing updated Z790 motherboards with support for Wi-Fi 7 and 5Gb Ethernet. It is worth noting that support for new processors appeared on the Gigabyte B660M AORUS Elite model, which belongs to the first generation with LGA1700 – it is likely that there will be no compatibility problems with other products.