Intel recently officially launched the sales of its highly anticipated processors based on Alder Lake processor cores. These are the first Intel processors to be built on a 10nm technology called “SuperFin”. This is actually the 12th generation of Intel processors, and they are much more powerful compared to their predecessors.
Intel Alder Lake processors support both DDR4 and DDR5 system memory. However, because DDR4 and DDR5 system memories are not equipped with the same socket, motherboard manufacturers must decide which system memory to choose. Buyers prefer to buy motherboards that support DDR5 system memory, but these memories are very difficult to find, as demand is much ahead of supply. In addition, these memories are still expensive.
To make the transition between memories as “painful” as possible, Asus has prepared an interesting adapter prototype. This actually allows DDR4 system memory to be used on motherboards that are configured exclusively for DDR5 system memory. This means that the customer can use existing DDR4 memory until the latest becomes available or becomes cheaper. Since this is a prototype, it is not yet known when the novelty will be available for purchase.