ASRock’s next-gen Z790 / H770 motherboard lineup includes DDR4 variants

ASRock Z790 and H770 motherboards

We received information on upcoming ASRock Z790 and H770 motherboard series.

It is not a surprise that 13th Gen Core CPUs known as ‘Raptor Lake’ will support DDR4 memory technology. After all, these series are based on the same architecture as Alder Lake, and they’re using the same desktop LGA1700 socket. However, until now there was no direct confirmation that the Z790 series will include DDR4 memory variants.

The list of ASRock’s Z790 and H770 motherboards includes DDR4 variants of some boards. This is not the full list, but rather models that are now confirmed to be in active development:

Confirmed ASRock Z790 / H770 motherboards in development, Source: VideoCardz

The company is now working on Z790 flagship and H770 mid-range series. Models from Phantom Gaming Lightning / Riptide, Steel Legend, Pro and also Taichi series can be found on the list. Around January this year, Biostar confirmed to be working on Z790 and B760 series. Nearly half a year later, now with new information from ASRock, one might wonder if all chipsets will be ready for launch at the same time.

Intel Raptor Lake CPU Series, Source: Intel

Intel Raptor Lake CPUs are set to launch between Q3 and Q4 this year. These are upgraded Intel 7 processors with increased Efficient core count to 16. What this means is that Raptor Lake CPUs will have twice the number of Gracemont (small) cores compared to Alder Lake. Furthermore, enhancements to overclocking are among the listed features.

The 13th Gen Core CPUs will be compatible with Alder Lake systems and vice versa. Intel is yet to confirm the exact benefits of 700-series chipsets over the current generation. These motherboards will compete against AMD X670 (E) / B650 series ready for next-gen Zen4 Ryzen processors.

Intel Mainstream CPU Roadmap (RUMORED)
VideoCardz Alder Lake Raptor Lake Meteor Lake Arrow Lake
Desktop Launch Date Q4 2021 Q4 2022 Q4 2023 2H 2024
CPU Node Intel 7 Intel 7 Intel 4 Intel 20A
Big Core rArch Golden Cove Raptor Cove Redwood Cove Lion Cove
Small Core µArch Gracemont Gracemont Crestmont Skymont
Graphics µArch Xe-LP Xe-LP Xe-HPG Xe-HPG
Max CPU Core Count 16 (8C + 8c) 24 (8C + 16c) TBC 40 (8C + 32c)
Max GPU Core Count 96 EU 96 EU 192 EU 320 EU
Desktop Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700 LGA-1851 LGA-1851
Memory Support DDR4 / DDR5-4800 DDR4 / DDR5-5600 DDR5 TBC
PCIe Gen PCIe 5.0 PCIe 5.0 PCIe 5.0 TBC
Intel Core Series 12th Gen Core 13th Gen Core 14th Gen Core 15th Gen Core

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