Originally Posted by Alexandrus
Doubtful, as that is not the only requirement for RKL.
What most current Z490 boards lack to be fully complaint with RKL is the VCCGT with 55A capability. Looks like the iGPU from the RKL will be rather powerful, or at least, power hungry :-) at least in some iterations of it present on enthusiast line of CPUs.
that new spec of 55a vccgt wont make a difference if you wont use intel hd graphics at all.
there are z490 mobos have vccgt cut at all.
the second new vccio now disabled will be used for gen4 support when rocket lake arrives.
i would say gen4 is the key feature of rocket lake, rather hd graphics, and more and more "kf" cpu.
intel's production sucks, kf cpus will be the mainstream line for lots of countries.
ps. intel's new specs are subjected to change, even at last minute.
it is said that msi has ace and xxxxx changed from 14 phases to 16 phases for vcore in last minute simply because they suddently got the new changes of final specs from intel.
gigabyte master and asus m12h are all 14 phases.
Originally Posted by ViTosS
But Extreme better even for dual channel RAM OC? I mean, Apex has only two slots that would be better for RAM overclock
2 dimm slots for memory must be the best.
if you guys check out evga z490 dark, it has only 12*60a only. so i doubt the comet lake rearlly needs 1440a to oc even on ln2. the current intel spec of vcore for rocket lake is unchanged at 245a so z490 apex should be fine.
apex at least used to be the best in memory oc among asus mobos, i really doubt asus dares to cut any corners for cost saving on apex. maybe asus finds its own way to achieve or even improve the oc with 6 pcb layer only. msi godlike has
8 only too. evga dark has 10 in tradition.
pushing every specs to its limits on m12e is probably for business.
edit: godlike has 8 pcb layers