Will Rocky Linux support my hardware(along with some other questions)?
Hello good people of r/RockyLinux!
I would like to know if Rocky Linux 8 will be able to support my cpu + gpu. I run an Intel Core i9 12900k(Alder Lake) and an RTX 3090. I an interested in using Rocky Linux as my desktop OS for some machine learning/data science side projects along with some college projects I would have to do. I know that Rocky uses Kernel 4.8 so me having some newer hardware brought some red flags for me.
I also wanted to ask if it is possible to install the newer versions of Python and R on Rocky Linux. I know it uses older packages in favor of stability(Which is fine and what I want. I can use flatpaks for newer versions of packages).
I have been debating bewteen Debian, Rocky and OpenSUSE Leap so any suggestions or pros/cons is welcome.
Edit: For anyone wondering why I am asking about the CPU+GPU, I was unsure about support since Rocky uses an old kernel especially support for the CPU as the 12900k uses Intel's Alder Lake architecture that has a different spin in the core layout with P cores and E cores along with a different hyper threading method.