Intel reportedly pushing for Raptor Lake motherboards to only use DDR5 memory

Intel reportedly pushing for Raptor Lake motherboards to only use DDR5 memory

Intel Raptor Lake DDR5Intel is reportedly making a big push for Raptor Lake motherboards and 13th generation CPUs to use DDR5 memory. This information comes via TechPowerUp, which states that there will be “a big push towards DDR5” when the motherboards launch later in the year. This isn’t necessarily a surprise, as DDR5 memory has been around since late 2021. The problem is that adoption rates haven’t been the best among consumers.
While Intel does want DDR5 to become more of a standard, that doesn’t necessarily mean we should expect future generation boards to universally exclude DDR4. After all, DDR4 memory is still widely available and priced affordably. Furthermore, it would be unpopular to drop support for DDR4 after just one generation.
 
On the other hand, to Intel’s point, there’s also the idea that providing motherboards which support both DDR4 and DDR5 memory would be more costly to manufacturers. If manufacturers were to focus solely on DDR5 memo…

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