Report Claims ASRock Will Launch Raptor Lake Motherboards With DDR4 Support

Report Claims ASRock Will Launch Raptor Lake Motherboards With DDR4 Support

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Zak Killian

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Report Claims ASRock Will Launch Raptor Lake Motherboards With DDR4 Support

Looked at the prices of DDR5 memory lately? The newer, faster, all-ECC system RAM is coming down in cost slowly, but it’s nowhere near as cheap as ubiquitous DDR4 SDRAM. Plus, due to the latency advantages of hot-clocked DDR4 versus the less-expensive DDR5 modules on the market, DDR4 systems often end up faster in gaming and other client workloads which are more concerned about system memory latency than throughput.

Intel might be hoping that its partners would stick to DDR5 on motherboards for its forthcoming Raptor Lake 13th-gen CPUs, but that probably isn’t going to happen. Not only is DDR5 still pretty expensive, but it offers little tangible benefit for users building gaming systems with discrete GPUs—likely a majority of the DIY market.

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