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Gigabyte provides glimpse into Intel 400-series chipsets

by Tarinder Sandhu on 17 September 2019, 09:01

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The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database is becoming a handy resource for finding out about soon-to-be-released hardware.

Going by an entry spotted by Videocardz, Gigabyte is planning on releasing a plethora of boards for Intel's upcoming 400-series chipset primed for 14nm Comet Lake and, eventually, 10nm Ice Lake desktop CPUs.

Allegedly using a brand-new LGA1200 socket, making it physically incompatible with all present processors, the 400-series chipsets are set to be productised as the H410, B460, H470, Q470 and, at the top of the pile, the enthusiast-class Z490. Such thinking follows on from how Intel presently divides its consumer desktop line-up.

Appreciating that Comet Lake is another Skylake-derived core, the 400-series marks the fourth different class of chipset supporting the base architecture built on a 14nm process.

Gigabyte is going in pretty heavy on the motherboard front, though it is reasonable to assume there will be a greater number of Aorus-branded boards based on the Z490 chipset.

It's clear that enthusiasts who want to invest in a 10-core mainstream CPU from Intel - the best Comet Lake-S, going by reports - will also need a new motherboard, with both most likely launching in Q1 2020. The good news is that, should you jump in, the board ought to provide drop-in support for the Ice Lake-S architecture, built from the ground up, which is likely to hit the enthusiast desktop in Q3 2020.

Does it all feel a bit too little, too late, in the face of the 3rd Gen Ryzen assault, or are you ready to wait for Intel to reinforce its mainstream offerings with the Comet Lake-S/Z490 combo? Feel free to share your thoughts.



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I am just planning a new PC at the moment (gave up waiting for the next big x years ago) but one thing is for sure I will never, ever… EVER buy any product that has anything to do.. even by association… ATI.. or any product made by, thought about, or even looked at my anyone that thought that the ATI radeon or the Rage 128 before that, were ever any good what-so-ever!

I know it's irrational, I know that I am normally the guy rolling his eyes at some of the irrational comments on these forums… but I have been burned too many times by both ATI and AMD and I refuse to take the risk again and feel like a mug….again.
SciFi
I am just planning a new PC at the moment (gave up waiting for the next big x years ago) but one thing is for sure I will never, ever… EVER buy any product that has anything to do.. even by association… ATI.. or any product made by, thought about, or even looked at my anyone that thought that the ATI radeon or the Rage 128 before that, were ever any good what-so-ever!

I know it's irrational, I know that I am normally the guy rolling his eyes at some of the irrational comments on these forums… but I have been burned too many times by both ATI and AMD and I refuse to take the risk again and feel like a mug….again.

There have been some bad products over the years but also some crackers.

Intel and Nvidia aren't immune to that either (P4's anyone!?). Just do some research before buying anything, check reviews and get the best in your price range at the time regardless of AMD or Intel / Nvidia.

Intel: Another day another CPU socket / chipset :P
SciFi
I am just planning a new PC at the moment (gave up waiting for the next big x years ago) but one thing is for sure I will never, ever… EVER buy any product that has anything to do.. even by association… ATI.. or any product made by, thought about, or even looked at my anyone that thought that the ATI radeon or the Rage 128 before that, were ever any good what-so-ever!

I know it's irrational, I know that I am normally the guy rolling his eyes at some of the irrational comments on these forums… but I have been burned too many times by both ATI and AMD and I refuse to take the risk again and feel like a mug….again.

You know it's irrational yet you persist? Interesting.

You get the right tool for your budget and your task, if money is less of an object then you can't go wrong with Intel. But then again, apart from architecture specific optimisations and OS changes, Ryzen has and is doing the job very well.

But it is each individuals perogative to go with what they know but if you were burnt as long ago as to differentiate ATI and AMD then is that still a valid issue?
Tabbykatze
…, if money is less of an object then you can't go wrong with Intel.

Unless you run a workload where the speculative execution countermeasures tank performance. Intel's defect lists with their CPUs is very long, I never understood how they get regarded as the quality option.

But hey, I'm triggered by the name Seagate, so I can't say much :)
Tabbykatze
You know it's irrational yet you persist? Interesting.

You get the right tool for your budget and your task, if money is less of an object then you can't go wrong with Intel. But then again, apart from architecture specific optimisations and OS changes, Ryzen has and is doing the job very well.

But it is each individuals perogative to go with what they know but if you were burnt as long ago as to differentiate ATI and AMD then is that still a valid issue?

I know! I know! I did look at the 3rd gen Ryzen platform, I really did but I then head down the mental rabbit hole of “ok so if I go amd should I do the same for GPU?” I jumped to AMD back in the day when the P3’s were a joke and moved to the AthlonXP which was indeed an awesome chip coming back to Intel for the P4’s. I did run a pair of Radeon GPU’s on that platform but the drivers were just never any good at all, could never play what I wanted without days of reading and finding community modded drivers etc.

Moved back to the green team for the GeForce 6 generation if I recall.

Been Blue / Green ever since and I just never have compatibility issues with anything.. If i could Truly be convinced that all that is a thing of the past I would look again but I read about needing patches or fixes to the OS for the Ryzens to work at their best.

Is this not the case? Am I being paranoid?

Currently planning on replacing the 7700k + SLI 1080Ti setup with 9900k + 2080Ti SLi.. Kind of like Apple Tax, just refresh and sell to reduce the upgrade cost..