Intel should release the 14nm Comet Lake desktop version and 400-series chipset in April, this time replacing the LGA1200 slot. But the 400-series chipset isn’t the only new product, and the mobile platform will soon be upgraded to the 500-series, primarily for 10nm Tiger Lake processors.
Japanese netizens recently found 500 series chipset information on Intel’s official website, Intel has begun to provide manufacturers, developers with 500 series chipset platform master control of electrical, thermal design specifications, but it is still 0.7 version, from the final version is still a little distance.
The 500-series chipset is mainly paired with this year’s Tiger Lake-U low-power processor (i.e. 11th generation Core), which replaces the 10nm Ice Lake-U processor and currently comes with the 400-series chipset, especially the 495 chipset.
The 500-series chipset sounds a generation older than the 400-series chipset, but the mobile version is different from the desktop version, and the mobile version of the 500-series is the same period of progress as this year’s desktop version of the 400-series.
As for specifications, 500 series chipset details have not been mentioned, the main specifications should be similar, PCIe 4.0 is also impossible, after all, the desktop version of the 400 series is not on, the pursuit of low-power 500 series is even more unlikely to be so radical.
The bright spots are the Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4, both of which say it’s almost the same thing, with Tiger Lake confirming the starting Thunderbolt 4 at the CES launch, and by the way the first USB 4 being a regular operation.
10nm IceLake及Tiger Lake（右）