Intel’s 10th generation Comet Lake-S desktop processors have yet to make their grand appearance, and information about their performance is still limited. Now, new information from ASRock and its yet unreleased Socket 1200 motherboards have surfaced, revealing the name of several of its Z490 models.
The leak was first published by the popular leakster site, Videocardz, who discovered the motherboard references via ASRocks’ Polychrome Sync app. In total, the site discovered a total of nine Z490 motherboards that the brand plans on releasing. This list includes:
- ASRock Z490 AQUA
- ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4
- ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4 SR
- ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 6
- ASRock Z490 Pro4
- ASRock Z490 Steel Legend
- ASRock Z490 Taichi
- ASRock Z490M ITX AC
- ASRock Z490M Pro4
In addition to the Z490, the app also revealed the existence of some H470 motherboards, as well as a W480 motherboard. The latter being the latest addition to ASRock’s mainstream desktop motherboard series and aimed at consumers looking for a workstation alternative.
Again, there is still no official launch date for either ASRock’s new Socket 1200 motherboards or Intel’s corresponding Comet Lake-S processors. However, as per earlier reports, it has been confirmed that these motherboards will be giving the PCIe 4.0 interface a miss and instead retain the current PCIe 3.0 interface.
This is reportedly due to some issues revolving around the chipset. This setback also isn’t helped by the fact that Intel’s transition from the 14nm to 10nm process node has been mire with difficulty. In that time, Intel’s competitor, AMD, has been pushing its 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs that based around the 7nm die lithography.
(Source: Videocardz // Image: Intel)