|Update: January 18, 2022 –|
BIOSTAR dropped us an email to state that the content is not real as it’s simply too early say anything about 700 series chipsets and that they’re still in the planning process. They have asked us to take it down, but we’ll leave it up with their opinion/disclaimer right here.
Of course, Raptor Lake has also been filed with the EEC by Intel back in November and Z690/Alder Lake references show up in the EEC database starting months and more before their eventual launch date. That being said, sprinkle some salt on the below as if it’s simply an unconfirmed rumor and enjoy your snack. We’ll find out how accurate it is at some point!
New 700-series motherboards have been spotted on a recent EEC filing. PC component manufacturer BIOSTAR has listed multiple Z790 and B760 models for the unreleased Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake CPUs. These listings come as the current Alder Lake processors, and motherboards, are barely out of the gate.
The first listings are the flagship Z790 Valkyrie and Z790 GTA- SILVER motherboards. Following that is a host of mid-range offerings with the B760 GTQ, B760 M-SILVER, B760 GTN, B760T-SILVER, B760MX5-E PRO, B760 MX-PRO, B760 MX-C, B760 MX-E, and B760 MH.
It is believed the new motherboards will incorporate a new power-saving feature set to be introduced with the Intel 13th Gen Core series CPUs called Digital Linear Voltage Regulator (DLVR). Power draw could be reduced by up to 25 percent with DLVR. Intel announced that Raptor Lake would launch sometime in 2022. Raptor Lake CPUs could have as many as 24 cores, use DDR5 memory as fast as 5600 MHz, and may use the same LGA1700 socket as the 600-series chipset.