ASUS Says Intel’s DLVR Power Technology Will Never Be Enabled On Raptor Lake CPUs

/ 1 year ago
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Back in early 2021, a new Intel feature leaked online known as DLVR. While we didn’t know what this was at the time, it was shortly after confirmed that this acronym stood for Digital Linear Voltage Regulator which effectively represented a brand new technology looking to make power delivery to Intel CPUs significantly more efficient.

While just a theory, since Intel has said nothing official regarding it then or since, it was understood that this new DLVR power delivery methodology would see better communication between the processor and motherboard and by proxy would potentially reduce the overall consumption of the CPU by as much as 20% (in the right circumstances). – A feature which was expected to come to desktop models, but perhaps more predominantly utilised within Intel’s upcoming Raptor Lake laptops (since this is where power efficiency is usually most required).

So, interesting stuff for sure, but following the release of Raptor Lake processors last month, this DLVR technology is still nowhere to be seen despite being widely expected to debut with the CPU platform. So, where is it? – Well, following a report via Videocardz, it seems that ASUS might have the answer and the short version is that DLVR is likely never going to be enabled on the current-gen Raptor Lake series.

ASUS Confirms DLVR Never Likely to Be Enabled on Intel Raptor Lake

Following comments made by ASUS’ in-house overclocker Shamino, they have confirmed that while DLVR was initially planned to debut alongside Intel Raptor Lake processors, and specifically with the initial Z790 motherboards, for reasons unclear they decided to delay its implementation until a ‘future processor’ series.

In other words, DLVR may now not arrive until Intel’s 14th-gen Meteor Lake CPUs which, based on recent news, are now not expected to arrive until at least early 2024. In this regard though, perhaps the stars are aligning here to an overarching theory that the reason Meteor Lake has been pushed back is to allow for further fine-tuning on technology such as this to, all going well, perhaps finally allow Intel to once again establish a clear dominance in the processor market.

If you were, however, looking forward to DLVR, it seems that we’ve all got a pretty long wait on our hands before we finally get to see what all the fuss is about!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

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