Intel reportedly phasing out its Z690 and B660 chipsets

Published: Feb 22nd 2023, 12:21 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Intel says goodbye to Z690/B660 chipsets

According to MyDrivers, Intel has notified its partners that the company is discontinuing its last-gen chipsets. 

For now, this is just a rumor because Intel’s own product notification website reports no changes for these products. Yet, MyDrivers citing their sources claim that Intel has just issued a notice to motherboard makers that they will replace Z690 and B660 chipsets with next-gen chips, some of which have only just been released.

This marks a year since the last-gen 600 series chipset was launched, as the Z690 appeared in October 2021 and B660 was released in January last year. With the introduction of the 13th Gen Core non-K series, Intel also launched its new mid-range B760 chipset.

The differences between the 600 and 700 series are cosmetic, focusing mainly on PCIe lanes and USB support. For its Z790 chipset, Intel has increased the number of available Gen4 lanes to 20 at a cost of Gen3 lanes being reduced from 16 to 8. For the vast majority of users, this will not make a huge difference.

Intel Z790 vs. Z690, Source: Intel/Igor’sLAB

It is worth noting that Intel has no plans to phase out its entry-level H610 chipset just yet. In fact, there hasn’t really been a good reason to, not to mention the lack of any competition from AMD, who are very sluggish to launch their A620 AM5 chipset.

Source: MyDrivers

Comment Policy
  1. Comments must be written in English and should not exceed 1000 characters.
  2. Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic. Discussions about politics are not allowed on this website.
  3. Comments and usernames containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
  4. Comments complaining about the post subject or its source will be removed.
  5. A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban. In addition, please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will result in a ban without warning.
  6. VideoCardz has never been sponsored by AMD, Intel, or NVIDIA. Users claiming otherwise will be banned.
  7. VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  8. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy