Intel is pulling DDR4 memory in its upcoming LGA1851 platform

The DDR5 standard brings some improvements over the previous standard, which is DDR4. Energy efficiency is improved by reducing operating voltage. In addition, it increases the operating frequencies relative to the previous generation. The capacity per module also doubles, from 8GB in DDR4 to 16GB in DDR5.

Within this new standard several interesting novelties have been added. One, the voltage regulator is individual for each module allowing for better overclocking. We can have a dual channel in the same unit, even though it is not active at the moment. It also allows debugging in all modules without additional driver software.

Intel ends support for DDR4

Currently, we have two families of processors that support DDR4 RAM. Intel will introduce the Meteor Lake family of processors in September. the Fourteenth generation he to update from the current Lake Raptor (13th generation). So we will have three families of processors that support DDR4 and DDR5.

This will end with Fifteenth generation Intel processors Who will use the LGA1851 socket. With the socket change, DDR4 support will and will be withdrawn Just the sSupport DDR5.

Not only do we know this, but other important information has also been leaked. Treatments LGA1851 socket will launch in 2024 This socket will be preserved Until 2026. This tells us that we will have two generations of the company’s chips.

First, the new LGA1851 socket should debut with Raptor Lake Refresh, the 14th generation. This point is not entirely clear, since there is conflicting information on it.

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If finally, Raptor Lake Refresh turns out to be LGA1851 socket, We won’t have any problems install them in LGA1700 socket motherboards. The reason is that both sockets have the same dimensions.

Rumor has it that the LGA1851 socket will allow this 32 PCIe lanes, divided into 16 for PEG type, 8 for the DMI chipset bus and 2 for NVMe storage. All 16 PEG lines and at least 4 NVMe lines will be Gen5. The DMI bus is expected to be Gen 4 x8.

ddr5 ram support

Socket change really necessary?

It is not surprising that there is compatibility between the LGA1700 and LGA1851 sockets, if confirmed. This will be the first time Intel has done something like this. Also, it is rare for a socket with more pins to be backward compatible.

We will see all the information in September, as it will be when Intel presents these processors. That will be when we have reliable data. The only thing for sure is that it will be an update of the 13th generation, Lake Raptor.

For these processors, we won’t see major changes to the core count. They’ll have a little more frequency, but a little more about that.

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