Why it matters: According to Moore's Dead Law, users who prefer DDR4 RAM to newer Alder Lake processors may be able to keep it, even if they want to upgrade whenever they want. If true, this could help many people save money so that DDR5 becomes more cost effective.
The recently released 12th Gen Intel processors are the first to support DDR5 RAM, but Intel apparently didn't cut DDR4 support right away. The first available DDR5 RAM is now very expensive and hard to come by. They also have a high CAS response time.
Some users seem to be concerned that Intel's 13th generation processors exclusively support DDR5, but may not be dead under Moore's Law. If what he says is true, users who have 12th generation processors installed on their DDR4 motherboards can upgrade to 13th generation processors on the same motherboards. p>
Intel continues to support DDR4 RAM along with next-generation DDR5 continues. I matched what you did during the transition from DDR3 to DDR4. Intel started supporting DDR4 for desktop processors with its 6th generation, but through it supported 7th generation DDR3 processors. Finally, it removed DDR3 RAM from 8th generation desktop computers. p>
Raptor Lake supports DDR4. Some people might say "doo," but I've seen a conspiracy theory making the Intel DDR4 mob obsolete with the release of Lake Raptor. No, they didn't. DDR4 buyers dream of Alder Lake - Moore's Law Dead (@mooreslawisdead) November 8, 2021
Earlier this year, rumors indicated that the 13th generation of Raptor Lake processors could hit the market next year. At least one analyst predicts that DDR5 will be ahead of DDR4 in terms of market share in 2023 and will become standard by 2024 and 2025.
Intel's 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors don't seem to leave DDR4 memory