Intel Likely To Use DLVR ‘Digital Voltage Regulator’ On Future Desktop CPUs

The Digital Linear Voltage Regulator (DLVR) is a power delivery device developed by Intel that was intended to be used in 13th-generation CPUs. The idea is to enhance efficiency and was supposed to be used in Intel’s Raptor Lake CPUs. An ASUS employee confirmed that Intel DLVR will not be included in Raptor Lake but may be in future generations.

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By adjusting voltages with the motherboard’s power, Intel DLVR enhances power efficiency. ‘Digital Linear Regulator Clamping Method and Apparatus’ is the name of a patent that was originally found on Reddit. The Intel DLVR was supposed to function in conjunction with the motherboard’s main voltage regulator. The procedure was to be simplified while allowing cost-effective power level regulation and enhanced heat dissipation. The result would be a 20% gain in enhanced efficiency and management.

The Intel DLVR patent demonstrated a voltage decrease of 160mV and as much as a 25% reduction when compared to normal approaches. Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake CPUs were supposed to be the first to employ the new DLVR architecture, but they were switched to bypass mode midway through development. ASUS included this option on their newest ROG Z790/Z690 motherboards simply because they believe future CPUs will still support DLVR. The BIOS function is named “CPU DLVR Bypass Mode Enable,” however it does not appear to activate any notable system enhancements.

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Although the support was available, no desktop CPU can now use it, according to “Shamino,” an ASUS employee and the company’s overclocking expert. Two more board makers also confirmed that DLVR was on its way to the desktop market before being axed early in the Raptor Lake CPU development process. Before moving to the desktop market, the technology was mostly only useful for mobile processors; thus, we may first see it introduced.

The particular architecture that will allow DLVR in the future is uncertain. Intel has yet to confirm if it will be located at Meteor Lake. The 14th-generation Meteor Lake CPUs use the most recent LGA 1851 socket, which will also be compatible with the 15th-generation Arrow Lake CPU range.

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If the previously anticipated Raptor Lake Refresh happens, the inaccessible procedure could happen sooner. It is uncertain, and we will have to wait for additional material to be released to learn more about Intel DLVR’s future.

Via HotHardware