ASUS confirms that Raptor Lake does not support DLVR technology for the time being

DLVR means digital linear voltage regulator. It is an additional voltage regulator connected in parallel with the main regulator, which can reduce the power consumption of the processor and improve the efficiency of the power supply. This is a new voltage regulation technology of Intel. It has been reported before that Intel will first apply to Raptor Lake, which is the 13th generation Core processor.

According to Intel, DLVR technology requires low cost and uncomplicated adjustments. Intel explained in the patent document that in order to solve the sudden load requirements of units such as CPU, GPU, or SoC, it is very important to determine the input voltage of the voltage regulator. If it is higher than the necessary voltage of the voltage regulator, more power consumption and heat will be generated.
Through DLVR technology, the voltage can be controlled more precisely to reduce power consumption. After using DLVR technology, the CPU voltage can be reduced by 160mV, which means that the power consumption of the CPU will be reduced by about 20% to 25%. The equivalent of a 21% voltage drop translates into about a 7% performance increase.

According to HotHardware, ASUS employees confirmed that DLVR support exists, but no desktop processors are currently available. ASUS even left an option on the BIOS of Z690/Z790 motherboards called “CPU DLVR Bypass Mode Enable” for possible support in the future. If the user enables this option now, it will have no effect temporarily.

It is understood that compared with desktop processors, the effect of DLVR technology on mobile processors will be more obvious, so Intel chose to delete this function when releasing the 13th generation Core desktop processor but left the possibility of unlocking. It is rumored that Intel will bring Raptor Lake Refresh late next year, and it is not ruled out that it will be introduced at this time.