Since the launch of Intel Alder Lake processors, it has been clear that users would be called upon to decide whether to use the next generation DDR5 memory or stay with the DDR4s already in their possession. Now, this could change.
Asus, in fact, has shown in operation a particular adapter signed ROG that would allow to make compatible with the standard DDR4 the motherboards that support only the RAM DDR5. In the photos at the bottom is clearly visible the prototype, which you can also learn more about through the video in the opening, published by the Lin Dabing Bing channel.
This curious adapter, a sort of completely black PCB riser and the inscription “DDR5 to DDR4” in plain sight, was displayed on a motherboard Asus ROG Maximus Z690 APEX, with D modules
The height, which is probably too high, is particularly striking, but since it is a prototype, the dimensions of the final model are not the same.
This is ultimately a very interesting idea, since it would allow us to make the transition to the new generation lighter, focusing on stronger motherboards without giving up on components already in our possession.
The new standard may not be a common strategy for all, as development is proceeding in terms of overclocking. Just think that less than two months after launch, many companies have already revealed several iterations. Among these, it is the case of Corsair that showed the DDR5 RAM at 6400 MHz.