Intel’s Next-Gen Z790 Motherboard Listings Surface, DDR5-6800 and DDR4-5333 Memory Supported

Videocardz have allegedly got their hands on the documentation for Intel’s upcoming Z790 motherboards. These motherboards are apparently from MSI and the documentation gives us some insight regarding the expected memory support.

DDR5 Memory Support

The MSI Z790 supports JEDEC DDR55600 memory out of the box. In comparison, Alder Lake featured support for 4800 MT/s memory (DDR5-4800).

The MSI MEG Z790 comes with 4 DDR5 memory slots featuring a maximum supported memory capacity of 128GB. The 1DPC (1 DIMM Per Channel) maximum datarate is 6800+MT/s. The 2DPC (2 DIMM Per Channel) configuration drops this transfer rate to 6400+MT/s

(MT = Mega Transfers)

MSI Z790 Specifications | Videocardz

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Support For DDR4

Additionally, Videocardz further gives us a few pictures showing that we may see some motherboards from the -700 lineup supporting DDR4 memory. AMD’s AM5 platform has abandoned this memory type and has opted for the faster and fancier DDR5 memory.

A Z790 motherboard reportedly includes support for DDR4 memory. 4 DDR4 slots pair up to provide the same maximum 128GB memory size. The fastest transfer rate is around 5333+ MT/s.

MSI Z790 Motherboard(s) Supporting DDR4 Memory | Videocardz

Who wins the Memory Speed War?

No AM5 motherboard (As of writing) has specifications for the memory speed listed, therefore, it is hard to tell which platform is faster. Fear not, for AMD is planning for a full fledged announcement on the 29th of August

Release Date

Intel’s Raptor Lake is expected to be announced at Intel’s Innovation Event which is set to take place in the last week of September. A release should occur sometime in the middle of October. The initial launch may only feature the -K/-KF SKUs from Intel’s 13th Gen. The lower-mid end variants along with the B760/H610 motherboards could be announced during the 2023 CES event which is planned for the 5th of January, 2023.

Read More : Intel 13th Gen ‘Raptor Lake’ CPUs Provide Massive Cache Improvements Over Last Gen


Abdullah Faisal

With a love for computers since the age of give, Abdullah has always sought to delve into the depths of information, and uses it as his guiding light. He believes success is of utmost importance as history is written by the victor.
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