Intel 10th Generation CPUs are around the corner but when you can buy them along with the supporting motherboards. We know that the Core i9, i7 and i5 models will be available first with the Z490 motherboards. Now we have a clear idea regarding when the Intel 10th generation CPUs will release.
According to the latest reports, the pre-orders for the Z490 motherboards will start on May 6th. These motherboards along with the 10th generation of CPUs will release on the 20th of May. These include the i9, i7 and i5 models.
later on, starting May 27th, the Intel 10th generation i3 CPUs along with the non-K series SKUs will release alongside the H470, B460 and H410 motherboards. We have already spotted Z490, H470, B460 and H410 motherboards from Biostar. Keeping in mind that we have started getting these leaks, it is only a matter of time before these are available to consumers.
It has been confirmed that the Z490 motherboards support PCIe Gen 4 but the Intel 10th generation chips do not. The 11th generation chips are expected to support the feature. So what you are paying for is a feature that you might get in the future. Which makes little sense. Other than that, the Z490 motherboards feature WiFi6.
The performance difference between Gen 10 and 11 is not going to be all that significant so upgrading to 11th gen for PCIe 4.0 just seems like a hassle. You could just wait for 11th gen to come out and upgrade your PC then.
Are you excited about the release of the Intel 10th Generation CPUs? Let us know what you think and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these CPUs and supported motherboard at launch.