Ten-generation Core hop-off: Intel Z490 motherboard delayed until May

Intel was initially expected to announce the new Comet Lake-S desktop-class 10-generation Core processor at CES 2020 earlier this year, along with the accompanying 400-series motherboard, which was the perfect time, but was completely missed, and the follow-up news was not due to be released until April because of the tricky power consumption. However, according to the latest exposure ofmedia, the main board manufacturers will not announce the positioning of high-end Z490 motherboard at some point in May, and only paper announced that the listing and sale will have to wait a little longer.

Ten-generation Core hop-off: Intel Z490 motherboard delayed until May

In this way, we will not see a large number of Z490 motherboards until the Taipei Computer Show in the end of the year.

As for the mainstream H470/B460, the getting-off H410, and the workstation W480, it looks like it’s going to be a little later.

Since the motherboard is so late, the processor itself will not be early, after all, Comet Lake-S to replace the new LGA1200 interface, not compatible with the current LGA1151 platform, 300, 200 series of motherboards are not supported.

It is also understood that the Z490 motherboard and the new LGA1200 interface will improve and enhance the VRM power supply design, in preparation for future I/O functions, but the price will be slightly more expensive, about 3%.

Although the new platform is still 14nm process and old architecture, but there are still many changes, such as up to 10 core 20 threads, better core and memory overclocking, up to 30 HSIO input and output channels, up to 40 PCIe 3.0 channels (processor 16 / Chipset 24), 4K Ultra HD Media and Display Capabilities, Integrated and Standalone CNVi, Wi-Fi 6 Gi Plus, USB 3.1 10Gbps, RST Storage Technology Upgrade, Programmable Quad Core Audio DSP, C10/S10ix Hibernation.

The top flagship will no doubt be Core i7-10900K, 10 core 20 threads, three-stage cache 20MB, reference frequency 3.7GHz, Turbo Acceleration Single Core 5.1GHz, Full Core 4.8GHz, Turbo Max 3.0 single-core acceleration 5.2GHz, Velocity extra acceleration single-core 5.3GHz, full-core 4.9GHz, thermal design power consumption of 125W.