Intel 600-series chipsets to serve Alder Lake and Raptor Lake

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 13 2021 @ 11:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Later this year, Intel will introduce its first 10nm processors for the desktop market. Codenamed Alder Lake-S, it will be one of Intel's biggest product launches in recent years. Alder Lake is the first mass-market x86 product that will adopt a hybrid architecture, with high-performance and high-efficiency cores.

Alder Lake-S will require a new motherboard as it uses the LGA1700 socket. These new motherboards will be based on Intel's 600 series chipsets. Next year, we can expect the arrival of Raptor Lake-S, which will use the same LGA1700 socket.

Based on a new entry in the SATA-IO database, it looks like the 600-series chipsets will be compatible with both Alder Lake-S and Raptor Lake-S. Of course, there's no official confirmation yet, and you will also need a BIOS update to enable support for Raptor Lake-S. But odds are looking good that you will be able to upgrade from Alder Lake-S to Raptor Lake-S if you buy a 600-series motherboard.
Making dual-gen platform compatibility look more likely than ever, Twitter's @Komachi_Ensaka has uncovered a document recently published by the SATA-IO group which outlines a Codename Alder-Raptor Lake PCH-S SATA Controller. The highlighted Platform Controller Hubs (PCHs), with 7AB0, 7ACB, 7A30, and 7A4B device IDs, are probably Intel's 600-series chipsets for desktops and laptops. The name of this controller confirms its use will span ADL and RPL generations.

Via: Hexus

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