Will Intel’s Alder Lake H670, B660 And H610 Motherboard Chipsets Support DDR5?

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Within the early going, there’s a single chipset obtainable for Alder Lake—Z690, which occurs to be Intel’s flagship providing. That is not shocking, as chip makers prefer to put their greatest toes ahead when launching generational merchandise. Nevertheless, extra mainstream chipsets are on the horizon and a recent leak purports to point out how they examine to Z690.
It’s typically assumed that Intel will flesh out its Alder Lake chipset household with H670, B660, and H610 choices. Whereas nothing has been introduced but, it will be odd for Intel to abruptly change up its naming conference, even with Alder Lake introducing a special form of make-up in comparison with most previous releases (save for Lakefield, to some extent).

That appears to be the case in response to a brand new leak, which compares all three chipsets side-by-side, together with Intel’s current Z690 chpset. Take a look…

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There are just a few fascinating particulars that stand out. One in every of them is the obvious assist for DDR5 reminiscence throughout the board, proper on all the way down to Intel’s entry-level H610 chipset for funds builds. If that is an correct leak, then each single chipset for Alder Lake will assist each DDR5 and DDR4, as is the case proper now with Z690.

After all, it is going to be as much as the motherboard makers to make the most of both reminiscence sort. Take for instance ASRock’s present lineup of Z690 motherboards. Out of the 13 fashions it at the moment presents, 4 of them assist DDR5 whereas the opposite 9 journey with DDR4.

The opposite huge query mark is PCI Categorical 5.0 assist. Final month a reviewer claimed to have obtained an ASUS Z690 motherboard for testing in a retail field for an unreleased Prime B660 – Plus D4 mannequin. In response to the sticker on the field, that board solely helps PCIe 4.0.

Wanting on the leaked spec sheet above, nevertheless, each Alder Lake chipset will assist PCIe 5.0. The B660 and H610 chipsets will provide up a single PCIe 5.0 slot, although if the aforementioned retail packaging is any indication, this might be elective.

There aren’t another actual surprises within the leak. H670 seems to be to supply lots of the similar core options as Z690 for individuals who aren’t serious about overclocking, whereas B660 and particularly H610 tone issues down for what ought to quantity to cheaper value factors.

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