Intel will launch Raptor Lake this year to replace the current Alder Lake. Intel has already confirmed that both processors use the LGA 1700 socket and can support the same chipset, which means that Raptor Lake is also compatible with existing 600-series chipsets while retaining support for DDR4 memory.
According to VideoCardz, some models of ASRock’s Z790 and H770 motherboards have been leaked, which also include DDR4 versions. These models prove that ASRock is currently developing products in the Phantom Gaming Lightning/Riptide, Steel Legend, Pro, and Taichi series, covering the mid-range to the high-end market.
ASRock is not the first manufacturer to be exposed to Intel’s 700 series motherboards. At the beginning of this year, Biostar submitted new documents to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)
, which involved motherboards equipped with Z790 and B760 chipsets. Through these motherboard models from Biostar and ASRock, it is confirmed that Intel’s 700 series chipset will have at least three chips, namely Z790, H770, and B760, but it is very likely that there will be no H710.
There have been reports in the past that Intel will increase its efforts to promote DDR5 memory when it launches the 13th generation Core series processors this year. Motherboard makers have been asked to refrain from supporting DDR4 memory on the 700-series chipsets to speed up the transition of their platforms to DDR5 memory. These motherboard models leaked by ASRock this time show the side that motherboard manufacturers are still willing to continue to support DDR4 in the new generation of products. Perhaps with AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 series and DDR5 memory price changes, Intel has changed its original thinking.