News MSI's New Z490 Motherboards Bring Intel Comet Lake to the Dark Side

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So we are paying for PCI-E 4.0 boards but the processors will be PCI-E 3.0?
Go Intelo_O
I agree - Z490 is for Comet Lake - and no PCIe4.
Z590 will be for Rocket Lake - and will have PCIe4

Z490 should be for Comet Lake and be the Z470
Z590 should be for Rocket Lake and be the Z490

Comet Lake won't have a long retail shelf life - Rocket Lake S will be released before the end of the year - probably closer to October or November (same time frame as Tiger Lake and new Xeons and the Intel Xe AICs.
 

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So we are paying for PCI-E 4.0 boards but the processors will be PCI-E 3.0?
Nope, that would require both of us buying a Z490 motherboard. I have no plans to buy one, and I doubt you were going to either. So, we aren't paying for anything. With Intel abandoning HEDT for the foreseeable future, barring an unexpected generational improvement from Ryzen 4000, Rocket Lake will probably be the next time I pay attention to a release. Hopefully before the year is out.
 
Nope, that would require both of us buying a Z490 motherboard. I have no plans to buy one, and I doubt you were going to either. So, we aren't paying for anything. With Intel abandoning HEDT for the foreseeable future, barring an unexpected generational improvement from Ryzen 4000, Rocket Lake will probably be the next time I pay attention to a release. Hopefully before the year is out.
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I personally will be upgrading to a B550 chipset board.
I quit buying Intel products when they started changing chipset /socket support every year or 2.
I use to buy only Intel but now I only buy AMD processors.
I'm sure lots of people will buy them , and be paying extra for something that they cant use.
Was my sarcasm/disdain not apparent??
 

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I agree - Z490 is for Comet Lake - and no PCIe4.
Z590 will be for Rocket Lake - and will have PCIe4

Z490 should be for Comet Lake and be the Z470
Z590 should be for Rocket Lake and be the Z490

Comet Lake won't have a long retail shelf life - Rocket Lake S will be released before the end of the year - probably closer to October or November (same time frame as Tiger Lake and new Xeons and the Intel Xe AICs.
Supposedly buy this motherboard now and pair it with a 10600k-10900k @ PCIe3 and then upgrade with Rocket Lake S that uses the same CPU pin configuration when available that runs PCIe4. on same motherboard unlocking all features. Back in 2011, I quickly replaced a 2500k a few months later when 2700k became available.

We are still waiting on the top level PCIe 4 products which aren't expected until later in the year anyway.

Intel isn't doing this for everyday purchasers, but rather for high end system buyers that can afford to upgrades CPU now and replace it with a Rocket Lake S when available. Complain about that now and all you are saying is that you are not wealthy enough to do that.

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perhaps a Rocket Lake that uses PCI-e 4.0 might arrive on time to have your OS and games load perhaps 1/2 second quicker..
If asset-rich open-world games become a major thing like Microsoft and Sony seem to want it to, you'll need the extra bandwidth and reduced latency to minimize the frequency at which you'll run into placeholders and duration of those instances.
 

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