ASRock is not ready round for Intel’s thirteenth Gen Raptor Lake processors to reach earlier than updating its current motherboards to assist the next-gen chips. The firm has already made out there BIOS updates for dozens of 600-series motherboards spanning the boards primarily based on Z690 all the way in which all the way down to H610.
We nonetheless haven’t got a launch date for Raptor Lake, however assuming no last-mile snags, it’ll debut earlier than the top of the 12 months. It may also be drop-in suitable with current 600-series motherboards relatively than requiring a brand new socket. We absolutely anticipate Intel to trumpet a brand new spherical of 700-series chipsets when Rocket Lake arrives, however with a BIOS update, current house owners of socket LGA 1700 motherboards ought to have the ability to run Intel’s next-gen CPUs.
Lest there be any doubt, ASRock has made out there an entire bunch of BIOS updates that supply “support for next generation Intel processors,” which is in apparent reference to Raptor Lake. Here’s a have a look at all of the fashions…
By our depend, that is 46 motherboards which can be prepped and primed for Raptor Lake with a BIOS update. These do not look to be beta BIOS updates both, however steady releases (at for the handful that we checked). Updating the BIOS is fairly painless, too, although you should definitely again up your settings and information (in case something does occur to go mistaken).
“ASRock has been completely dedicated to EZ update/setting. As the first generation of LGA1700 socket motherboards, most of ASRock Intel 600 series motherboards are equipped with BIOS flashback button that allow users to update BIOS with USB Flash Drive easily,” ASRock explains.
“Furthermore, ASRock add Auto Driver Installer(ADI) to the newest BIOS of all Intel 600 series motherboards. ADI ensures the ability of Ethernet connection and provides a convenient way to install all drivers needed without any annoying application lifted in your OS. That is to say, no need to worry about not having the CD ROM for support CD, and you could set the system just in a blink,” ASRock provides.
Intel has confirmed that Raptor Lake will scale to 24 cores and 32 threads, whereas Alder Lake maxes out at 16 cores and 24 threads. Those further cores on Raptor Lake come on the E-core facet, with high configurations affords 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores, the previous of which assist Hyper Threading.
During its Investor Meeting earlier this 12 months, Intel stated Raptor Lake will as much as a double-digit efficiency enhance over Alder Lake. It additionally teased “enhanced overclocking features,” and stated its next-gen silicon will ship someday within the second half of 2022.
Then someday in 2023, Intel will pivot to Meteor Lake (Intel 4 node) with a brand new versatile tiled structure and built-in AI acceleration, adopted by Arrow Lake (Intel 20A) in 2024, after which Lunar Lake ((Intel 18A).