Intel is not going to be giving up on the DDR4 memory standard anytime soon, according to prominent leakster and YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead (MLID). In fact, MLID suggests that the chipmaker will continue supporting the memory standard well into its 13th generation successor, Raptor Lake.
More specifically, this means that the 13th generation desktop CPU lineup is poised to be compatible with the LGA1700 socket, along with all future and currently existing Z690 motherboards, plus H670, B660, and H610 motherboards that are also set to support DDR4.
While still unreleased, it has been confirmed that the Raptor Lake-S lineup will offer up to 24-cores – the highest tier running in a 8P+16E configuration, and with TDP applications ranging from 35W to 125W. Not a surprising revelation, especially since it’s been previously reported that the next-generation Core series is expected to ship out with twice as many Gracemont cores.
Raptor Lake will support DDR4.
Some people might say "duh", but I have seen a conspiracy theory going around that Intel would obsolete DDR4 mobos when Raptor Lake launches. No, they won't.
Rest easy DDR4 Alder Lake buyers 😊.
— Moore's Law Is Dead (@mooreslawisdead) November 8, 2021
As for its availability, speculations suggests that the 13th generation lineup should make its debut in late 2022, around the same time when AMD ultimately launches its new Zen4 CPU architecture.
In any case, that’s a full year we’ll have to wait before we’ll see any tangible or feasible evidence of the lineup’s performance. In the mean time, you can check out the performance of Intel’s top-of-the-line, 12th generation Alder Lake Core i9-12900K CPU.