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.com||Alder Lake||Raptor Lake||Meteor Lake||Arrow Lake||Lunar Lake||Nova Lake|
|Launch Date||Q4 2021||Q4 2022||Q2 2023||Q4 2023||Q4 2024||2025|
|Fabrication Node||Intel 7||Intel 7||Intel 4||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Big Core µArch||Golden Cove||Raptor Cove||Redwood Cove||Lion Cove||Lion Cove||Panther Cove|
|Small Core µArch||Gracemont||Gracemont||Crestmont||Skymont||Skymont||Darkmont|
|Graphics µArch||Gen12.2||Gen12.2||Gen 12.7||TBC||Gen 13||TBC|
|Max Core Count||16 (8C+8c)||24 (8C+16c)||TBC||40 (8C+32c)||TBC||TBC|
|PCIe Gen||PCIe 5.0||PCIe 5.0||PCIe 5.0||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Intel Core Series||12th Gen Core||13th Gen Core||14th Gen Core||15th Gen Core||16th Gen Core||17th Gen Core|