ASUS Announces 600 Series Motherboards Support for 13th Gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake” Processors

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ASUS has shared a press release that can confirm its 600 Series motherboards will have full support of 13th Gen Intel Core "Raptor Lake" processors thanks to new BIOS updates, something that should come as little surprise to enthusiasts who have been following the news regarding Intel's next-generation desktop platform, which retains the current LGA 1700 socket that was introduced for Alder Lake chips last year.

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This nis something we can largely thank AMD for I think.
 
This nis something we can largely thank AMD for I think.
Not really; Intel has held to ~2 generations per socket for some time now. It's been pretty well understood that Z690 and LGA1700 will support 12th and 13th generation desktop SKUs.

Bigger question, since bringing up AMD - how will AMD fare with AM5? Intel has pretty regularly expanded the capabilities of their platforms, with Z690 being no different - and the delta in support shows when comparing even Z590 to X570 in terms of expansion support.

Things like high-bandwidth USB / Thunderbolt will only expand, and folks are going to want more than just a few M.2 slots - essentially, platform support for more bandwidth needs to go up, a lot, and that's not accounting for any sort of add-in cards beyond GPUs.
 
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