Whereas Intel has but to formally announce its subsequent (thirteenth) technology of Core processors, this is not stopping motherboard producers from releasing merchandise for them. At all times keen to slip forward of the competitors and spur on new gross sales in direction of the later half of a platform’s lifecycle, mobo makers are already releasing BIOSes that assist Intel’s future chips – components which, formally talking, do not even exist (but).
Main this cost is ASRock, who at the moment has launched a wave of recent BIOSes for its 600 collection motherboards designed to assist Intel’s subsequent technology of processors. Seeking to the long run, the wave of BIOS updates is the overwhelming majority of its first-generation LGA1700 motherboards, together with their Z690, H670, B660, and H610 fashions.
At current, Intel has not formally introduced its Raptor Lake processors but, that are set to be Intel’s next-generation of processors for desktops. That is an attention-grabbing transfer from ASRock, which suggests customers presently with an ASRock 600-series motherboard can replace the firmware now and never have to fret about putting in the ‘next-gen’ in a while.
ASRock’s EZ Replace utility, alongside its fashions with BIOS Flashback, can set up the replace with a USB follow the core file on it. Nevertheless, it stays to be seen if pre-existing 600-series boards can be up to date on the retail/distribution stage earlier than the launch of Raptor Lake.
The present Intel Z690 chipset options and specs
The most important query, although, is why proper now? Intel hasn’t gone so far as saying its thirteenth Gen Core collection but, though it’s anticipated to be someday by the top of this yr. Formally, Intel has stored issues concerning the upcoming Raptor Lake processors beneath wraps, and there may be nonetheless little or no to go on outdoors of unconfirmed sources and ‘leaks.’
It is also value noting that Intel is prone to announce a brand new motherboard chipset for its thirteenth Gen Core collection processors, seemingly named Z790 following earlier launches, which can even be on the LGA 1700 socket. That is very similar to with the discharge of the Z590 chipset, which additionally featured assist for eleventh and tenth Technology Core collection processors.
Outdoors of ASRock’s announcement, different motherboard distributors have been tight-lipped concerning the upcoming thirteenth Technology Core collection processors and Intel. It stays to be seen if different distributors now select to observe swimsuit with ASRock in releasing firmware for unannounced processors, particularly seeing as there are normally teething issues with launch day firmware, not to mention firmware launched months upfront.