While we are all excited to see Intel’s upcoming 11th Gen core processors in action, MSI’s official account on South Korean Danawa forums has confirmed that the existing 400 series motherboards will support the upcoming 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs.
However, the higher-end Z490 motherboards will be the first to receive the updates, in the same month of the launch. However, it is rumoured that Intel will be allowing the OEMs to sell the 500 series motherboards even before the availability of these processors.
The recent leaks of these new Intel Rocket Lake-S desktop CPUs suggest that Intel has juiced everything out of the 14nm die. The Core i9-11900K has even managed to break the 700 points barrier in CPU-Z and is quite competitive to the new AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors.
We expect Intel to give some insights of its upcoming 11th Gen Rocket Lake and Tiger Lake-H processors at CES 2021, both expected to provide higher performance gains over their predecessors.