Asus is prepping a minimum of 5 motherboards primarily based on Intel’s range-topping Z790 chipset that may help DDR4 reminiscence. As well as, the motherboards will help Intel’s flagship thirteenth Era Core ‘Raptor Lake’ processors and customers will be capable to maintain their current high-performance reminiscence modules.
Asus plans to launch two TUF Gaming (TUF Gaming Z790-Plus D4 and TUF Gaming Z790-Plus WiFi D4) in addition to three Prime-series (Prime Z790-P D4, Prime Z790M-Plus D4, and Prime Z790-P WiFi D4) motherboards powered by Intel’s Z790 chipset that may help DDR4 reminiscence, primarily based on an EAC submitting found by @momomo_us. After all, filings with EAC don’t at all times assure that one product will probably be launched, however three out of 5 motherboards are on the checklist of South Korea’s RRA regulator (1, 2, 3), so Asus is certainly prepping DDR4-supporting Intel Z790 platforms.
At affordable costs, Asustek’s TUF Gaming motherboards cater to demanding avid gamers who need efficiency, reliability, and overclockability. Whereas TUF Gaming mainboards sit under the corporate’s ROG platforms within the firm’s hierarchy, these are nonetheless comparatively superior motherboards with premium options.
The Asus Prime household sits under TUF Gaming however nonetheless provides premium options, enhanced voltage regulating modules (VRMs) to allow overclocking, and varied tuning capabilities. So it’s a pure match for the Prime Z790 household to incorporate superior LGA1700 motherboards that help DDR4 reminiscence sticks.
Prefer it or not, DDR4 reminiscence’s days are numbered, so Intel prefers to speak about DDR5 SDRAM though its present 600-series and upcoming 700-series platforms help DDR4 and DDR5. However motherboard makers have a tendency to supply what their prospects need, and plenty of wish to proceed utilizing good-old DDR4 for some time, which is why each Asus and MSI will present Z790-based platforms with DDR4.
DDR4 reminiscence has been round for seven years, and producers of high-end reminiscence modules have bought a boatload of enthusiast-grade DDR4 modules with information switch charges in DDR5’s territory (but with decrease latencies and higher efficiency). Throwing these modules away (or promoting them at a discount value) doesn’t make sense, so protecting them for a few years is undoubtedly affordable.
The most important query about midrange Z790 motherboards for Intel’s Raptor Lake processors is whether or not they may adequately help the rumored 350W mode enabling final turbo frequencies and due to this fact requiring a complicated voltage regulating module to ship immaculate energy to the CPU. TUF Gaming and Prime are nonetheless premium motherboards, however they’re not so good as the Asus ROG household. It will likely be thrilling to see how totally different Intel Z790 platforms carry out.