Gigabyte: Z490 Motherboards Will Support Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs

Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Xtreme (Image credit: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte has confirmed, via its Aorus livestream, that the recently launched Z490 motherboards come with support for Intel’s future 11th-gen Rocket Lake-S processors.

Comet Lake-S just landed yesterday, so it might seem weird that there are already murmurs of its successor. Comet Lake-S marks the turning point for Intel since it’s the first time that the Intel is introducing a 10-core processor on a mainstream platform, but that news isn’t very exciting for most enthusiasts in light of AMD’s impressive Ryzen 9 3950X that debuted with 16 cores and cutting-edge I/O, too. Intel is a step behind AMD in terms of adopting the PCIe 4.0 interface, a feature which the Red Team already supports on the Ryzen 3000-series (codename Matisse) chips. Ultimately, this is the reason why there’s already plenty of interest in Rocket Lake-S.

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