Intel preps H310C chipset for low-end Windows 7 systems

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 08 2018 @ 11:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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eTeknix picked up news that Intel is going to replace the H310 with the H310C or H310 2.0. This chipset has native Windows 7 driver compatibility and is intended for the Chinese market, where Windows 7 is still very popular. As you may remember, H310 supply got disrupted earlier this year due to tight capacity on Intel's 14nm node.
In turn, this means Intel has to choose and prioritize which they are manufacturing, and the entry-level H310 chipset got the short end of the straw. Now that supply relief has resumed the production, it seems Intel chose to pivot that entry level chipset to meet their consumer demands. After all, Windows 7 is still an extremely popular OS. Those who use the H310 chipset will most likely not spend money to switch their systems to Windows 10 as well.
Motherboards based on the H310C are expected soon.

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