Intel to unveil 500-series motherboards at CES 2021, Rocket Lake CPUs to launch later

Published: 19th Dec 2020, 10:45 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Intel is planning to introduce its new 500-series motherboards at CES 2021.

Intel introducing another series of motherboards with PCIe Gen4 without Gen4-capable CPUs at launch?

Next year’s CES will be held virtually, meaning that no public events are planned. The companies that will particulate in this consumer show will instead offer webcasts of their events. AMD already confirmed it will have a CES 2021 keynote featuring the company’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su. AMD is expected to unveil its Ryzen 5000 Mobile Processors codenamed Cezanne. It is quite likely that we will hear about the new Radeon RX 6700 graphics card series as well. Their competitor, NVIDIA, also confirmed it will have an event on January 12, although it is not officially part of CES, it just happens at the same time as the Consumer Electronics Show.

The third big player in the PC market, Intel, will have a CES 2021 news conference hosted by Gregory Bryant on January 11th. The company is expected to unveil its next-generation Tiger Lake-H35 processors, which are more or less the same CPUs as Tiger Lake-U and Tiger Lake-Y series, only with a slightly higher TDP. Although there is a chance that the company might introduce its Tiger Lake-H series. On a contrary to the low-power series, the H variants are 45W TDP models and higher core-count. Those are meant to replace the Comet Lake-H series in next-generation gaming laptops.

According to Wccftech, Intel would introduce its 500-series motherboards during the said news conference. That includes Z590, B560, and H510 motherboard. Now, this isn’t really news, just a confirmation of a previous rumor from a few days back. However, they expand on the rumor by confirming with their sources that the 500 series motherboards may go on sale on the same day as they are introduced (January 11th).

Intel has still not confirmed when its 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S series will officially launch, instead, the company promised to deliver the CPUs in the first quarter of next year. Wccftech has also been able to confirm that the CPUs are currently scheduled to be introduced on March 1st with sales going live on March 19th. The first embargo also covers the reviews, meaning that the sampling should begin earlier.

We have received two dates from our sources for the 11th Gen Rocket Lake lineup. The first embargo seems to end on the 1st of March and that is most likely the review embargo for the chips. Intel’s Rocket Lake CPU pre-orders may also commence on the same day however actual availability isn’t expected till the 2nd embargo lifts up which ends on the 19th of March.
— Hassan Mujtaba, Wccftech

Unfortunately, those dates have not yet been confirmed by other sources. In fact, some even claim that the launch of next-gen CPUs may even happen in January. According to Uniko’s Hardware editor, ‘Intel CPU will be released two weeks later’, while he reaffirms the rumors that the motherboards will launch ‘early January’:

Source: Wccftech

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