Gigabyte: Intel Rocket Lake-S launches in March 2021

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 06 2021 @ 11:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Several announcements from Gigabyte today. First up, the motherboard maker confirms rumors that Intel's Rocket Lake-S processor will not be available until March 2021. Secondly, Gigabyte promises all Z490 with PCIe 4.0 hardware design support Rocket Lake-S after installation of the latest F20 BIOS update. The press release from Gigabyte doesn't mention other 400-series products so it's not clear whether Gigabyte will deliver Rocket Lake-S support for other existing chipsets. Thirdly, Gigabyte points out it now has BIOS updates that enable Resizable BAR on Z490 and H470 motherboards.
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, today announced that all Z490 motherboards featuring PCIe 4.0 hardware design can support the 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors perfectly by update to the latest F20 BIOS, and provide the extreme bandwidth and performance for PCIe 4.0 graphics cards and SSDs. With a snap update of the latest BIOS from GIGBAYTE’s official site, users can enjoy the full pack of advantages and unlock the Resizable BAR function on GIGABYTE Z490 and H470 motherboards.

The latest 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors will be launched on March 2021. The new processors keep the same architecture as the previous generation but they enable the PCIe 4.0 support, which meet a range of needs for users who expect broad bandwidth and super high transfer speed of PCIe 4.0 on the Intel platform. For those who own one of the current generation motherboards, it would be a great deal to enjoy the performance uplift on Z490 motherboards with PCIe 4.0 function and 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors support.

Since the consistent focus on user’s demand, GIGABYTE has implemented PCIe 4.0 grade materials in the early stage of Z490 motherboards development which include PCBs, PCIe slots, M.2 slots, and controllers. GIGABYTE’s R&D effort has been paid back from the result of the latest BIOS verification. Enhanced by the superior PCIe 4.0 components and innovative design, GIGABYTE Z490 motherboards already can support 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors by the latest BIOS, which provides ultimate performance on PCIe 4.0 graphics cards and storage devices on various advanced applications for PC operators and gamers to leverage future challenges. GIGABYTE’s R&D team is speeding up on the verification of more Z490 motherboards for a full-fledged support to the 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors. The updated BIOS files will be uploaded to the GIGABYTE official website, so please check it out regularly.

To further optimize the dissipation of M.2 SSD, GIGABYTE selected Z490 AORUS motherboards built in THERMAL GUARD 2 patent design, which breaks the limitation of CPU zone and ensures that both sides of the M.2 SSD are adequately cooled to prevent thermal throttling under high-speed operation.

Besides the exclusive PCIe 4.0 design for the performance and bandwidth boost on M.2 SSD and graphics cards, GIGATBYTE all series Z490 and H470 motherboards support the latest Resizable Base-Address Register (Resizable-BAR) option to uplift the bandwidth between CPU and VGA memory when gaming. This function can accelerate the access of GDDR6 graphics memory to improve CPU operating efficiency and gaming performance. Users only need to update to the latest BIOS and VGA cards driver of selected GIGABYTE VGA cards from GIGABYTE’s official website. Make sure to configure the related BIOS setting under the UEFI mode, and then you are all set to enjoy the performance boost on GIGABYTE Z490 and H470 gaming platforms.

In addition to above features, GIGABYTE Z490 motherboards offer a diverse range of enticing features, including advanced Fins-Array technology, tantalum Polymer capacitors, and optimum memory routing design for extreme performance, durability and much more. With GIGABYTE signature Ultra-Durable technology, all-solid capacitors, digital power designs with intelligent fan control design, these motherboards manage to be both energy-saving and environmental friendly while offering the best performance, product lifetime, and optimized resource utilization. GIGABYTE Z490 motherboards provide all superior features of AORUS platform, and represent the next generation of high-end and gaming PC technology. For more information and news, please visit the GIGABYTE AORUS website: https://www.aorus.com


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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