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Raptor Lake even works with DDR5-7600

Raptor Lake even works with DDR5-7600

of Valentin Sattler
According to Intel, a Core i9-13900K even runs at DDR5-7600 thanks to XMP 3.0, although the spec officially only goes up to DDR5-5600.

In just over two weeks, Intel wants to launch the new Raptor Lake processors, which will compete as the Core i-13000 against AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 CPUs. For the new flagship, the Intel Core i9-13900K, more E-Cores and a slightly improved output are expected. According to previously known specifications, the memory controller has also been revised: it should be able to control significantly faster RAM.

DDR5-7600 and more

This difference becomes clear with a look at the specifications: according to this, Intel Core i9-13900K will support DDR5-5600, while Intel Core i9-12900K is officially only suitable for DDR5-4800. But the memory controller is apparently far from its limit: Intel has published an XMP-3 profile list, according to which the flagship has been reliably tested with a DDR5-7600 profile.

Specifically, an i9-13900K was operated on an Asus ROG Maximus Z790 APE, in which two DDR5 sticks from G.Skill (F5-7600J3648G16GX2-TZ5RK) were installed. That’s how it went CPU thanks to XMP with DDR5-7600, 1.4 volts and timings 34-42-42-84. There are also several other configurations on the list that combine the new Raptor Lake processor with DDR5-7466 or DDR5-7200 memory.

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At least some Raptor Lakeprocessors it will probably be able to run with significantly faster memory than the spec allows without manual overclocking. Furthermore, Intel has already announced that manual overclocking should even allow operation with DDR5-10000 and higher. How much such storage speeds will bring in practice remains to be seen – the first official tests will have to prove it.

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