Intel Is Asking Motherboard Manufacturers To Release 700-Series Chipset Motherboard With DDR5 Memory Support Only

Intel appears to be pushing motherboard manufacturers to release their 700-series chipset motherboard with DDR5-Only memory support on the 13th Gen Raptor Lake platform to Increase the Adoption Rate.

TechpowerUp reports that the motherboard makers are being pushed by Intel to release their next-generation motherboards based on the 700-series chipsets with DDR5 support only. The latest motherboard series to be released in near future will hit shelves along with the 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU series.

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While Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake Desktop CPUs will feature both DDR5 and DDR4 IMCs, Intel is making this move to improve the adoption rate of DDR5 memory. Intel doesn’t want to finish DDR5 memory support from its Raptor Lake and the CPUs will preserve both DDR5 and DDR4 compatibility, however, the 700-series chipsets, or the majority of them, will be DDR5-only designs. Contrary to DDR4 options that are available in the 600-series family. Raptor Lake chips could be used with DDR4 memory on existing 600-series motherboards if the makers release their respective BIOS support for them. The company has already verified that the 13th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs will be compatible with the current motherboards.

We know that 700-series motherboards will be focused on the DDR5 standard, they will offer optimized support for higher clock speeds. The 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs will support up to DDR5-5600 Mbps (Native) speeds.

It is expected that Intel will allow certain 700-series tiers to keep DDR4 support such as the entry-level H710 and B760 chipsets. AMD is also doing the same for its next-gen AM5 platform. According to reports, the price and availability of DDR5 memory is improving every passing month. It is anticipated that at the time of the 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs launch, the price will be around DDR4-prices if not less.

Via Techpowerup