MSI is the newest motherboard maker to begin rolling out BIOS updates to help Intel’s next-gen Raptor Lake CPUs on current 600-series {hardware}. All advised, there at the moment are over 100 motherboard fashions from at the least three producers that already help Intel’s thirteenth Gen Core processors forward of their official launch someday later this 12 months.
ASUS and ASRock are the opposite two. As we wrote about on the finish of June, ASRock is providing BIOS updates for its Z690, H670, B660, and H610 motherboards in preparation for Raptor Lake, whereas ASUS up to now has targeted on updating its Z690 motherboards, together with ROG, ROG Strix, ProArt, Prime, and TUF Gaming fashions. By our depend, ASUS and ASRock have collectively pushed out BIOS updates for 69 motherboards.
MSI simply added an entire bunch extra to the pile. In a submit on Reddit, MSI introduced it has launched BIOS updates to help “next-gen Intel CPUs” on a number of Z690, B660, and H610 fashions. Here’s a glance…
Source: MSI (through Reddit)
We depend 37 fashions in all, which brings the collective whole between ASUS, ASRock, and MSI to 106 motherboard fashions. The cause this may be accomplished is as a result of Raptor Lake is drop-in suitable with Alder Lake platforms. That’s to say, it leverages the identical LGA 1700 socket design.
That different implication there’s that Raptor Lake will provide help for each DDR5 and DDR4 reminiscence. This is all nice information for anybody who has constructed or purchased and Alder Lake setup and is likely to be thinking about upgrading to a Raptor Lake CPU someday down the road.
The caveat is that Intel will introduce further options and goodies with its upcoming 700-series chipsets, however on the brilliant facet, Intel’s 600-series chipsets are pretty feature-rich already.
Intel is promising Raptor Lake will ship as much as a double-digit efficiency enhance over Alder Lake. The thirteenth Gen lineup will probably be provided in as much as 24 cores and 32 threads, with Intel doubling the variety of E-cores on the high finish for the following spherical. Intel has additionally referenced enhanced overclocking options, although it isn’t clear what it means by that and whether or not or not they are going to be unique to next-gen platforms.
Raptor Lake is on monitor to launch within the coming months.