Intel’s next generation of desktop processors will support DDR5-5200 memory by default. This is according to a datasheet that has surfaced online for the PH12ADI, a thin Mini-ITX LGA1700 motherboard that features an H610 or Q670 chipset from Taiwanese electronics company MiTAC. Support for DDR5-5200 RAM on Raptor Lake-S is listed as part of its memory specifications, indicating a heightened level of memory support for 13th Gen Intel Core processors that exceeds the current generation of hardware. Alder Lake officially supports DDR5-4800 and DDR4-3200 memory modules.
Mitac highlights that if you build an Alder Lake system, you should choose DDR5-4800 RAM to populate the twin 262-pin SO-DIMM slots on this motherboard. However, the Mitac datasheet implies that Raptor Lake will support DDR5-5200 modules by default.
Intel’s 13th Gen Core processors supporting DDR5-5200 would be a small but welcome advance by default. It simply means that any tier of Raptor Lake system should be able to plug in DDR5-5200 modules and go without any further configuration step(s) and any explicit ‘overclocking’ support from the motherboard.