Intel Raptor Lake processors gain support for DDR4 memory
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Intel Raptor Lake processors gain support for DDR4 memory

Like the current 12th generation chips (Alder Lake), the 13th generation Intel core processors (Raptor Lake) will not only be able to work with the new DDR5 memory, but also with standard DDR4 modules. This was confirmed in a leak from ASRock, details of which were shared by the VideoCardz portal.

    Image source: ASRock

Image source: ASRock

The source reports that ASRock has several models of motherboards under development based on the upcoming Intel Z790 and H770 chipsets that will support DDR4 memory. In the following list they can be distinguished by the suffix D4. The current generation motherboards for Alder Lake with DDR4 support are marked in the same way.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

The full future range of ASRock boards for Rocket Lake processors is not yet known. Information is only available for some models based on Intel Z790 and H770 chipsets. However, the company is known to be working on Phantom Gaming Lightning/Riptide, Steel Legend, Pro RS, and Taichi series boards. It is expected that the new generation will also introduce the Intel B760 chipset for mid-range motherboards.

13th Gen Core processors will continue to use the LGA 1700 processor socket used by the current generation of Alder Lake chips. Raptor Lake’s debut is expected in late third or early fourth quarter of this year. The new chips will be based on the advanced Intel 7 (10 nm) process technology. Older processor models can offer up to 16 (twice as many as Alder Lake) energy-efficient Gracemont cores.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

The new generation of Intel processors will be backward compatible with current motherboards based on the 600 series chipsets. Intel hasn’t talked about what advantages the 700th chipset series will offer over the current chipsets.

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