Reports of a shortage of chipsets for the current generation budget motherboards are not what we hoped to get with the entry of 2021
The year 2020 has provided us with quite a few painful shortcomings in the world of hardware, especially on the part of AMD andNVIDIA But also because Consoles God-Playstation 5 News of Sony - And it is not certain that the year 2021 will be better in this respect, unfortunately.
Reporting From China Who also received approval on the site tomshardware.com Announces to us that the chipsets it manufactures Intel For the popular and budget motherboards in the generation of processorsCore The tenths are at low availability that is not expected to improve in the foreseeable future - and due to a combination with a shortage of other common components for motherboards it seems that the three largest Taiwanese manufacturers in the Asus category, GIGABYTE and-MSI Plan to raise their prices in a targeted manner to supply and demand.
The B460 and H410 chipsets are manufactured in an old 22-nanometer process at Intel's plants around the globe, and the root of the shortage seems to be there - while the Z490 chipset for the most advanced and expensive home motherboards is based on a more recent 14-nanometer production process with healthier output (at least at this point). Rises in the price of common and affordable motherboards will be bad news for us consumers, of course, but perhaps also for Intel itself, which manages to maintain a proper availability of its Comet Lake models in stores while competitors of the Ryzen 5000's generation AMD Suffer from significant availability challenges from the first moment their marketing begins.
Could these troubles be related to next-generation launch plans? According to the updated evidence Intel It will present its new generation of chipsets and motherboards, with the Z590 at the forefront (but also the B560 and H510 joining in with a slight delay), at the CES 2021 show which will start in a little over a week - even before the announcement of a generation of Rocket Lake processors. GenerationCore The 11 will be based on the same LGA1200 bracket that is available for Comet Lake processors from the generationCore The tenth today, and some motherboard vendors have already announced that their current products will support support for next-generation models - yet new capabilities such as PCI-Express 4.0 compatibility and built-in support for the USB 3.2 Gen2x2 standard (plus possible support for USB 4 andThunderbolt 4) Can serve as motivation for segregation between generations.
Intel wants consumers to buy my processors Rocket Lake Enjoy their full potential and technologies, and therefore may push for the fastest possible depletion of the 400 generation motherboard inventory ahead of the announcement and launch of the 500 generation. We hope to receive more information and be smarter soon - expect more updates soon.