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Raptor Lake will support older DDR4 RAM

by on23 June 2022

Leaked list of Asrock Z790 and H770 motherboards reveals

It appears that Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake will continue to support DDR4.

A leaked list of as yet unreleased Asrock Z790 and H770 motherboards, there will be many 700-series motherboards that retain support for DDR4 memory. Asrock will certainly not be the only manufacturer to offer it it is just that the outfit is the only one who has accidentally leaked a motherboard list.

The list comes from Videocardz (via The listed Asrock boards include models with a D4 suffix attached. D4 indicates DDR4 support, as it does with current generation 600-series boards.

Asrock will make several Z790 boards with DDR4 support and these are not just a lower teir either.

The following list of Asrock 700-series motherboards is not a complete list of Asrock's boards. B760 is completely missing as well as some others that are likely to follow after the launch, including a Z790 Aqua or Z790 OC Formula.

  • ASRock Z790 Taichi
  • ASRock Z790 Pro RS/D4
  • ASRock Z790 PG Lightning
  • ASRock Z790 PG Lightning/D4
  • ASRock Z790M PG Lightning/D4
  • ASRock Z790 PG Riptide
  • ASRock Z790M PG Riptide
  • ASRock Z790-C
  • ASRock Z790-C/D4
  • ASRock H770 PG Lightning
  • ASRock H770 PG Lightning/D4
  • ASRock H770 Steel Legend

AMD’s upcoming Zen 4 processors only support DDR5, which is fine from a performance point of view but it does mean that a Zen 4 upgrade will mean a new CPU, motherboard and memory for most users.

Ironically, Intel’s continuing support for DDR4 means that the total platform cost will be significantly lower. DDR4 is still more affordable than DDR5, and for many, you won’t have to buy memory at all, simply by reusing your old kit. Intel will definitely win more than a few buyers based on DDR4 support alone.


Last modified on 23 June 2022
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