MSI is the most recent motherboard maker to announce Intel 600 collection chipset motherboard assist for next-generation Intel Core processors. It printed a brand new weblog publish with an inventory of what seems to incorporate its complete 600 collection motherboards portfolio, spanning merchandise with Z690, B660, H670 and H610 chipsets.
With these updates being ready (or now obtainable) from a lot of the large motherboard makers, it appears just like the Thirteenth Gen Intel Core (Raptor Lake) household is due in brief order. Nonetheless, it’s fascinating that MSI (and the opposite motherboard distributors) haven’t talked about both the next-gen CPU codename or generational quantity.
MSI says that these new BIOS updates can be found on the respective motherboard pages. The information weblog doesn’t hyperlink to them individually, however most individuals will solely be downloading one or two BIOS recordsdata on the most, so it isn’t an incredible effort to look MSI assist. A few of you’ll have already got a bookmark on your motherboard product/assist web page.
“Not Appropriate for Benchmarking”
It’s fairly simple for contemporary MSI motherboard customers to use these updates, as soon as discovered and saved, utilizing both MSI M-Flash or the Flash BIOS button. Nonetheless, there is a vital line of small-print for would-be early BIOS flashers. MSI writes “Observe that the preliminary BIOS model is for power-up functions solely and isn’t appropriate for efficiency testing.” This implies the newly obtainable ‘next-gen BIOS’ isn’t going to be far more than a curiosity for many customers. When Intel will get round to launching its Thirteenth Gen CPUs, there will likely be an up to date “full operate” BIOS made obtainable by MSI, so grabbing these recordsdata now appears reasonably pointless.
MSI’s wording relating to the brand new BIOS not being appropriate for benchmarking could be very near what Asus has stated. We highlighted this assertion about unsuitability for benchmarking within the final paragraph of our story about Intel Core i9-13900K benchmarking utilizing an Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Excessive motherboard simply yesterday.
So, MSI has offered these next-gen updates for its Intel 600 collection motherboards, Asus has carried out the identical, and ASRock readied its updates over a fortnight in the past. The one main motherboard participant to not declare its new/pending updates is Gigabyte/Aorus. We’re additionally ready for related information from smaller motherboard gamers like Biostar, EVGA and NZXT.
Final however not least, Intel has its Innovation occasion cued up for Sept 27-28, and it wouldn’t be very shocking if some Raptor Lake information was timed to coincide. Whilst you wait, please rise up thus far by studying via our Intel Thirteenth-Gen Raptor Lake Specs, Rumored Launch Date, Benchmarks, and Extra function.