ERYING launches Mini-ITX desktop board with preinstalled Core i9 Raptor Lake processor
The company set to introduce enhanced versions of its budget-friendly motherboards, which come pre-equipped with Intel’s most recent Raptor Lake CPUs.
ERYING already offers a Core i7-13620H based motherboard with 6 P-Cores and 4 E-Cores mobile CPUs. These boards are referred to as “MoDT”, which stands for Mobile On Desktop. This is a new form factor that only gotten more popular with the increase in cores and efficiency of mobile series.
The company has a long-standing presence in the MoDT industry, with their most popular boards featuring Tiger Lake CPUs. Today we are witnessing a debut of the first 13th Gen Core i9 SKU in this form factor, following the successful release of Alder Lake versions by the company last year.
The new SKYLINE MoDT ITX motherboard lineup comprises seven different mobile CPUs. These include the i9-13900H, i7-13800H, and i7-13700H, each boasting 14 cores (6 P-Core + 8 E-Core). Additionally, there are the 12-core i7-13600H and i5-13500H, as well as the 8-core i5-13420H, covering various potential configurations.
An interesting feature is the support for DDR5 memory, but not the mobile SODIMM variety but a standard desktop UDIMM version. This is the first ERYING design that departs from DDR4 technology, which has reached its limits at this point in terms of capacity per module and speeds. The new series will support for up to 96GB of DDR5-5600 specifications. However, only two memory slots are available.
Regarding the graphics, it supports up to 8 lanes of PCIe Gen4, theoretically allowing for compatibility with RX 7600/RTX 4060Ti graphics cards. The company affirms support for NVIDIA GeForce, AMD Radeon, and Intel Arc graphics, though specific models are not mentioned. This implies no compatibility issues with various desktop cards. Moreover, the USB4 Type-C connector should theoretically offer external GPU support.
However, the board does not actually require a discrete GPU. The CPU’s built-in Xe-LP graphics combined with on-board HDMI and DisplayPort connectors (version not specified), are both capable of supporting 4K60 output. The configuration of such graphics will depend on the choice of the CPU, though. Furthermore, the I/O bracket now includes a clear CMOS button.
In terms of storage, three M.2 interfaces have been added, along with two SATA3 connectors. Two of the M.2 slots are positioned on the front, one above and one below the CPU package, while the third slot is on the back. It’s worth mentioning that two of them use PCIe Gen4x4, while one employs a Gen4x4 standard. Additionally, this board utilizes standard ATX power supply connectors, making it a conventional choice in this aspect.
Worth adding that the SKYLINE MoDT series are compatible with LGA115X based coolers. The CPU features a specialized heatsink designed to bridge the gap between desktop and mobile packages.
The ERYING motherboards are not the only designs available for MoDT enthusiasts. Minisforum already offers AMD Dragon Range processors featuring a desktop dual-chiplet configuration already preinstalled on the motherboard. Competition is expected to grow stronger with the release of Core i9-13900H for this form factor.