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

ASRock Z790 and H770 motherboards

We have received information about the upcoming ASRock Z790 and H770 motherboard series.

It’s no surprise that 13th generation 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 use the same desktop LGA1700 socket. Until now, however, there has been no direct confirmation that the Z790 series will feature DDR4 memory variants.

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

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

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

Intel Raptor Lake CPU series, source: Intel

Intel Raptor Lake CPUs will launch between Q3 and Q4 this year. These are upgraded Intel 7 processors with an increased number of Efficient cores to 16. This means that Raptor Lake CPUs will have twice as many Gracemont cores (small) cores compared to Alder Lake. In addition, overclocking improvements are among the mentioned features.

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

Intel Mainstream CPU Roadmap (rumor)
VideoCardz alder lake Raptor Lake Meteor Lake Arrow Lake
Desktop start date 4th quarter 2021 Q4 2022 Q4 2023 2H 2024
CPU node Intel 7 Intel 7 Intel 4 Intel 20A
Large core µArch Golden Bay Birds of Prey Bay Redwood Cove Lion Cove
Small core µArch Gracemont Gracemont Crestmont Skymont
Graphic Arch Xe-LP Xe-LP Xe-HPG Xe-HPG
Max CPU core count 16 (8C+8c) 24 (8C+16c) TB 40 (8C+32c)
Maximum number of GPU cores 96 EU 96 EU 192 EU 320 euros
Desktop connection LGA-1700 LGA-1700 LGA-1851 LGA-1851
Memory support DDR4/DDR5-4800 DDR4/DDR5-5600 DDR5 TB
PCIe Gen PCIe 5.0 PCIe 5.0 PCIe 5.0 TB
Intel Core Series 12th generation core 13th generation core 14th generation core 15th generation core

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