Intel ‘Rocket Lake-S’ 500-series motherboards roadmap leaked

Published: 6th Oct 2020, 19:30 GMT   Comments

Intel 500-series motherboards for Rocket Lake-S also to launch in March

Just hours after we broke the news that Intel Rocket Lake-S will launch in March, HDTecnologia have confirmation on the 500-series motherboard launch schedule.

A roadmap for the Rocket Lake-S motherboards has leaked, confirming that both the CPUs and motherboards will launch in the same month – March 2021.

Although the series will be the last to feature an LGA1200 socket, Intel is planning a full range of chipsets, including workstation W580, high-end gaming Z590, H570 and budget-oriented B560 and H510 series.

According to the roadmap, the gaming 500 series is due to launch in late March, which is more or less the same timeframe we mentioned in our article. Intel is allegedly planning to launch its Rocket Lake-S processor series in the 10th week of 2021 (so mid-March).

No HEDT update in the next 8 months

It seems that Intel will not update its enthusiast HEDT platform in the next eight or so months. The roadmap ends on June 2021 and there is no successor planned for the X_99 series during that time.

AMD not planning new motherboards for Zen3?

According to HDTecnologia, AMD is not currently planning new chipsets for its Zen3 series. Other rumors have suggested that AMD might only refresh its X570 high-end chipset (to X670), but the new information supposedly confirms that AMD would be focusing on the transition to DDR5 and AM5 socket for Zen4 next year.

Intel 500-series roadmap, Source: HDTecnologia

Source: HDTecnologia

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