The next series of Alder Lake-S processors will support dual-channel DDR5 memory. It is only a matter of time before we see the introduction of the new DDR5 RAM as the new “standard” for PCs.
Alder Lake-S, the 12th generation of Intel CPUs would have DDR5 support
Although we all know that the DDR5 memories are coming, it was quite difficult to determine exactly when we will see them in action. According to a report from Videocardz, sources indicate that Intel plans to introduce DDR5 memory when they introduce their 12th generation “Alder Lake S” processors.
It should be noted that at the time of writing, neither AMD nor Intel have explicitly confirmed which of their future processor series will make the initial transition to DDR5 memory. However, since this is clearly a fairly hot feature in terms of new technologies, it is likely that one will follow the other in relatively quick succession.
One release reveals the code of Intel’s “Alder Lake-S” CPU platform and in particular the design of the LGA1700 socket. This socket will provide support for DDR5 memory.
Considering that “Alder-Lake-S” is expected to be on the market around 2022-2023 (which is not quite clear at the moment), this gives us a pretty clear indication that the transition period between GDR4 and GDR5 is still a bit far away for us.
The only real question is where will we see it first – Intel’s LGA1700 or AM5 from AMD?