https://safirsoft.com YouTuber Prototyping is a way to use DDR4 memory on DDR5 motherboards

Why it matters: This week, a YouTuber, who may be part of the Asus ROG motherboard team, built an adapter to use DDR4 memory on motherboards built for DDR5 only. This trick may reduce the hassle of building or buying new computers with Intel's new Alder Lake processors.

When Intel launched its Alder Lake CPUs in November, it allowed users to finally move to DDR5 RAM — if they could find it. The supply chain shortage has also affected DDR5 production, so users may want to use DDR4 now. However, upgrading from DDR4 to DDR5 in the future means replacing the entire motherboard, as currently motherboards can only support one or the other.

YouTuber Bing - Asus employee profile - Thursday released a video of its initial adapter that allows it to use DDR4 RAM on an Asus Z690 DDR5 motherboard. We've included the video above, but it's in Chinese, so change the subtitle settings to machine translation.

The challenge lies in the fundamental differences between DDR4 and DDR5 modules. From the looks of the video, the Bing prototype is still in its infancy and may not become something you can buy for a while. If it becomes a real product, users can buy DDR5 motherboards and simply upgrade whenever they become more affordable, even before they can take in DDR5 RAM.



https://safirsoft.com TSMC's price hike this year is expected to affect processors and graphics cards

TSMC's price hike this year is expected to affect processors and graphics cards

Why it matters: We've seen a lot of claims lately that we'll see the graphics card nightmare improve this year, but prices may return to pre-chip leve...
https://safirsoft.com AMD is rumored to release an update to the Radeon RX 6000 series with 18 Gbps of memory.

AMD is rumored to release an update to the Radeon RX 6000 series with 18 Gbps of memory.

Rumor: While there were rumors that AMD could introduce some updated versions of the Radeon RX 6000 series at CES, the only desktop graphics card we s...
https://safirsoft.com Analysts say the Apple Mac Pro M2 will not be a silicon processor

Analysts say the Apple Mac Pro M2 will not be a silicon processor

Rumor has it that an Apple analyst and designer who previously leaked information about Apple Silicon has provided more information about completing t...
https://safirsoft.com CPUs other than K Alder Lake can be overclocked with the right motherboard

CPUs other than K Alder Lake can be overclocked with the right motherboard

The popular der8auer overclocking tool was able to reduce overclocking by 57% from the Intel Celeron G6900 Alder Lake CPU. This is a non-K CPU, so how...
https://safirsoft.com Dedicated RTX 3090 Ti cards are available on the European site for over $4000

Dedicated RTX 3090 Ti cards are available on the European site for over $4000

Why it matters: Nvidia gave us more than a glimpse of the upcoming RTX 3090 Ti at Virtual CES earlier this month, but it looks like the first pre-sale...
https://safirsoft.com AMD's V-Cache 3D has been shown to improve bandwidth with minimal latency.

AMD's V-Cache 3D has been shown to improve bandwidth with minimal latency.

Highly anticipated: Ever since Dr. Lisa Su gave us a glimpse at Computex 2021, speculation has swirled around AMD's new 3D V-Cache technology. Provide...