Biostar first to list Z790 and B760 motherboards for Raptor Lake CPUs

Published: Jan 17th 2022, 13:42 GMT   Comments

Biostar submits Z790 motherboards to EEC

Taiwanese motherboard makers decided to just reveal the names of its next-gen Intel 700 motherboards series. 

Biostar Z690 Motherboard Series

On the Eurasian Economic Commission website, there is a new filing featuring Biostar Z790 Valkyrie, Z790 Racing GTA, and Z790-A Silver motherboards. Additionally, the motherboard maker confirms that the next-gen mid-range series are (unsurprisingly) to be called B760. These new boards are all to be ready for the Intel 13th Gen Core series codenamed “Raptor Lake”.

Update: Biostar reached out to us to confirm the following. The 790 series are still in the planning stage and the listing below is not real.

Biostar Z790 & B760 motherboards, Source: EEC

The Z790 and B760 chipsets are likely to be the first to support Raptor Lake’s new feature called Digital Linear Voltage Regulator, supposedly lowering the CPU power by up to 25%. This new feature is listed on leaked slides outlining the changes arriving with Raptor Lake.

Intel Raptor Lake Digital Linear Voltage Regulator, Source: VideoCardz

Intel Raptor Lake also offers up to 24 cores and supports faster DDR5 memory. The new CPU series is likely to be socket compatible with existing Z690 motherboards, but whether DLVR technology will be backward compatible is unknown. According to the latest rumors Raptor Lake should launch by the end of this year. Intel did confirm during its CES 2022 conference that the 13th Gen Series is on track for the 2022 launch.

Intel Mainstream Desktop CPU Roadmap (Rumored)
VideoCardz.comAlder LakeRaptor LakeMeteor LakeArrow LakeLunar LakeNova Lake
Launch DateQ4 2021Q4 2022Q2 2023Q4 2023Q4 20242025
Fabrication NodeIntel 7Intel 7Intel 4TBCTBCTBC
Big Core µArchGolden CoveRaptor CoveRedwood CoveLion CoveLion CovePanther Cove
Small Core µArch GracemontGracemontCrestmontSkymontSkymontDarkmont
Graphics µArchGen12.2Gen12.2Gen 12.7TBCGen 13TBC
Max Core Count16 (8C+8c)24 (8C+16c)TBC40 (8C+32c)TBCTBC
Memory SupportDDR4/DDR5-4800DDR4/DDR5-5600DDR5TBCTBCTBC
Intel Core Series12th Gen Core13th Gen Core14th Gen Core15th Gen Core16th Gen Core17th Gen Core

Source: EEC via @harukaze5719

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