Motherboards based on Intel H570 and B560 chipsets will allow you to overclock your RAM. With the release of new system logic microcircuits, the company decided to change its old traditions. Thus, motherboards based on the H570 and B560 chipsets will allow the use of faster RAM than stated in the specifications of the Rocket Lake-S processors.
For AMD supporters, this news may seem insignificant, since the “reds” have always been more flexible in matters of overclocking processors and memory on motherboards, even with low-end chipsets. Before the release of the 500-series system logic chips, the “blue” were offered such luxury on motherboards based on the flagship Z-series chipsets.
However, in the case of the new generation of chipsets, it will be possible to overclock the memory on mid-range motherboards with Intel B560 and Intel H570 chipsets. This is indicated by Intel itself in the description of its processors. At the same time, these chipsets will still not allow overclocking central processors – only the flagship Intel Z590 will have such an opportunity. But even memory overclocking can significantly increase the performance of the entire system, so we can only welcome such innovations from Intel.
Note that in the 11th generation of Intel processors there will be models with memory support with different standard frequencies, as evidenced by the description of one of the ASRock motherboards (in the screenshot below). So, with 11th generation processors of the Core i9, Core i7 and Core i5 families, DDR4 memory will be able to function at a frequency of up to 3200 MHz without overclocking. That is, having installed RAM modules supporting the specified frequency into the system, they will work with this frequency without user intervention. But with Core i3, Pentium and Celeron chips, the memory will run in DDR4-2666 or lower mode by default.
Note that Intel also offers dual-tier memory support for 10th Gen (Comet Lake-S) processors. The older chips of the Core i9 and Core i7 models officially support the DDR4-2933 RAM standard, while the Core i5 and lower chips work with DDR4-2666 by default.
All this confirms previous rumors that the 11th generation of Intel processors will include both new Rocket Lake-S chips and Comet Lake Refresh models – updated chips of the previous generation. It turns out that Core i9 processors up to Core i5 with DDR4-3200 support will belong to the family Rocket lake-sand the remaining DDR4-2666-capable chips will belong to the Comet Lake Refresh family.
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