ASUS Z690 motherboards listed give you a choice - there are DDR5 and DDR4 variants

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    nizzen Ancient Guru

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    I'm waiting for Asus Apex as usual :)
     
  3. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Hmm wouldn't the CPU need a memory controller for both then?

    EDIT: Ah Z is Intel and they were going to go for that. :)
    X is AMD.

    Never got the 590 this gen (570 and 550 a bit later instead of 590 and 570 I think is how that went.) but a 690 could happen thus this momentary confusion. :D
     
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    "ourt"

    What... does that mean?? :/
     

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    That means DDR-7 ;)
     
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    In previous years there have been a few boards with DDR3 and DDR4 slots on the same board (although you couldn't use both at the same time).
     
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    Its logical. Or you use DDr4 or DDR5. No mixing. But you have both options.
     
  8. AndyMutz

    AndyMutz Master Guru

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    that is exactly what it means :)
    it has long been known that alder lakes integrated memory controller supports DDR4 and DDR5, just like skylake did with DDR3 and DDR4.

    -andy-
     
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    The intel alder lake CPU (all versions) are compatible with DDR4, DDR5, LPDDR4X, and LPDDR5. It's up to motherboard manufacturers which DDR PHY to install.
     

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