Some time ago, Intel officially began selling the long-awaited 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 memories to choose. But in the Chinese company Onda, they decided to support both at the same time.
Onda H610M+ motherboard supports both DDR4-3200 and DDR5-4800 system memory, with a total capacity of up to 32GB. This, of course, was not possible without compromise. The Onda H610M+ motherboard allows the use of only one DDR4-3200 and DDR5-4800 system memory board, which of course will affect system performance.
The interesting Onda H610M+ motherboard also features microATX and an eight-phase powertrain. This means we can use processors up to the Core i7 Alder Lake family, including the high-performance Core i7-12700K. Here we find another PCIe 5.0 x16 and PCIe x1 data bus and a wide range of other connectors.
It’s also worth noting that this will likely not be the case when setting up motherboards with the Intel 700 system set. There have been rumors online that Intel is pressuring motherboard manufacturers to provide only DDR5 system memory support for Intel 700 motherboards. These boards will also be compatible With 13th generation Intel processors. Here, of course, we are talking about Intel processors codenamed Raptor Lake.
DDR5 system memory, combined with Raptor Lake processors, will provide significantly higher performance compared to DDR4 memory. This in turn will provide users with a much better user experience. Unfortunately, DDR5 system memory is still much more expensive than DDR4 memory. In addition, their availability is very poor and it is difficult to purchase them.