Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Before the release of Intel’s 14th generation Raptor Lake Refresh, BIOS was updated

The latest BIOS support for Intel’s highly anticipated 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh desktop CPUs is making its way to ASUS and ASRock 600/700-series motherboards. This follows the initial release by Gigabyte, one of the leading motherboard manufacturers. Both ASRock and ASUS are now joining the fray by rolling out their own BIOS firmware to enable seamless compatibility with Intel’s upcoming 14th Gen CPUs.

ASRock Leads the Way

Momomo_US recently discovered that ASRock’s B760M PG Sonic WIFI and a few other models are the first to receive BIOS updates tailored for the next-generation processors. Although manufacturers are not explicitly confirming the release of the 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh family, substantial evidence suggests that the lineup is indeed on the horizon and will likely debut in September, with a subsequent launch in October. If you own the ASRock B760M motherboard, make sure to acquire the 5.04 BIOS version to ensure optimal support for the forthcoming CPUs. However, it is advisable to wait for the BIOS version closest to the chip’s launch, as last-minute tweaks and adjustments are often implemented.

ASROCK Bios

ASUS Joins the Race

In the ASUS camp, HXL discovered that the company has already introduced preliminary BIOS firmware for their high-end ROG Maximus Z790 APEX motherboard. This BIOS version, labeled “1203,” not only enhances system stability but also ensures compatibility with the next-generation processor lineup. With the ROG Maximus Z790 APEX, ASUS aims to break world records with Intel’s Raptor Lake Refresh Desktop CPUs, all while offering exceptional memory overclocking speeds thanks to its innovative dual-DIMM configuration.

Asrock Bios

Intel’s Raptor Lake Refresh Lineup

Recent reports indicate that Intel will not be utilizing its new Core branding for the upcoming desktop parts. Instead, they will continue using the 14th Gen naming convention. The processors will be available in both K and non-K variants, with the release of the two chip categories staggered by a few months. The 14th Gen desktop lineup serves as an intermediary solution, representing the final LGA 1700/1800 family before Intel transitions to the new LGA 1851 socket.

Sticking to Familiar Ground

Rather than introducing a new 800-series DIY refresh, motherboard vendors have decided to stick with their existing 600 and 700-series motherboards to support the 14th Gen Intel Raptor Lake Refresh CPU family. However, they have made significant improvements to power delivery and I/O capabilities on the newer 700-series motherboards, providing users who haven’t upgraded from older 400 or 500-series models an opportunity to take advantage of the enhanced features. ASRock, for example, offers the cost-effective Taichi-Lite series, which you can explore further.

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Agarapu Ramesh was founder of the Govindhtech and Computer Hardware enthusiast. He interested in writing Technews articles. Working as an Editor of Govindhtech for one Year and previously working as a Computer Assembling Technician in G Traders from 2018 in India. His Education Qualification MSc.
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