Before the upcoming DDR5 supported Alder Lake processors, an important detail about memory management has been revealed. Gear Ratio can also be adjusted in 10 nm models.
The Gear 2 mode offered with Rocket Lake will apparently continue with the current DDR5 standard in the next generation .
Gear 1-2 mode will continue to be available
Thanks to the Gear 1-2 option offered by Intel’s 11th generation processors, users who need high memory bandwidth can take the memory controllers of their processors to Gear 2 and increase the memory frequency for higher latency.
The latest patch to HWInfo64 revealed that Intel will also allow Gear Ratio change in Alder Lake . However, it is not yet known whether improvements will be made to determine Gear Ratio.
Although it is currently a disadvantage for gamers, some professional applications can take advantage of the Gear 2’s high frequencies. With DDR5 RAMs up to 8400 MHz, the areas where Gear 2 will yield may increase.