Intel Z590, B560, H510 motherboards rumored to launch January 11, new Rocket Lake desktop processors to follow later
A recent report that surfaced in the Chinese online press revealed that Intel's motherboard partners are all locked and loaded for the release of next-gen boards based on the 500-series chipsets. The launches will focus on motherboards that use the Z590, B560, and H510 chipsets. These chipsets will offer full support for the next-gen 11th generation Rocket Lake processors.
According to the aforementioned report, the launch is scheduled to take place on January 11, 2021. However, it is not clear if this will be a soft launch or a full unveil/retail launch combo event. Sadly, no matter how the motherboards will be introduced next month, it also looks like the accompanying desktop processors will not come out at the same time.
The Rocket Lake desktop processors from the 11th generation that will work on the Z590, B560, and H510 motherboards could launch as late as March 2021, although it is also rumored that Rocket Lake-S chips will debut alongside the new motherboards.
The preliminary 11th generation Rocket Lake desktop processors lineup includes the 6-core/12-thread Intel Core i5-11400 and i5-11600K, as well as the 8-core/16-thread Intel Core i7-11700K and i9-11900K. The only one with a 65 W TDP is the 11400, and all the others are expected to have a TDP value of 125 W. There is no word about pricing yet, but we could also mention the base clocks of up to 3.5 GHz and 4.8 GHz/5.3 GHz one/all-core boost.