ASRock has introduced full compatibility with Thirteenth-Gen Raptor Lake CPUs on most of its present lineup of 600-series motherboards immediately, together with Z690, H670, B660, and H610 fashions. Help is offered now, with new BIOS updates that includes Raptor Lake CPU help. Try ASRock’s record for presently supported Raptor Lake motherboards.
This announcement fulfills Intel’s promise that its LGA 1700 platform would help two generations of CPUs, each the present Twelfth-Gen Alder Lake CPUs and the upcoming Thirteenth-Gen Raptor Lake processors. However for now, Raptor Lake help on 600-series boards won’t come out of the field and would require customers to replace the BIOS on their motherboard so as to add help. It’s going to take time for motherboard makers to ship up to date BIOS’ from the manufacturing unit with a pre-installed BIOS that helps Raptor Lake.
Fortunately ASRock boards make this replace course of fairly straightforward in case you are constructing a brand new Raptor Lake system from scratch (within the close to future). Most of ASRock’s 600-series fashions include BIOS flashback help which permits the UEFI/BIOS to be up to date with out a CPU or reminiscence put in into the motherboard.
Raptor Lake is rumored to be popping out later this yr alongside AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Particulars on Raptor Lake aren’t nice, however present rumors point out that Raptor Lake may very well be 20% quicker than Alder Lake components. These new chips will function double the quantity of E-cores in comparison with Alder Lake components and will function considerably greater clock speeds of almost 6 GHz — and that is earlier than CPU overclocking.
Intel can even be releasing model new 700-series chipsets alongside its Raptor Lake CPUs with higher options than its 600-series counterparts. However particulars of those options are fully unknown. The one exception to that is one rumor which says 600-series boards will function extra PCIe Gen 4 lanes on the chipset.
However fortunately, the 700-series will help backward compatibility with Alder Lake in addition to help for DDR4 reminiscence on some motherboards. So Intel customers will have the ability to select whichever motherboard they need, whether or not that be a 600-series or 700-series mannequin.