Earlier there was news that Intel’s low-end 400 series motherboards will no longer support the 11th generation Core processors, and now this statement has been officially confirmed. In the recent BIOS update instructions, Intel stated that H410 and B460 will not support the 11th generation Core processors.
There have been a lot of news about Intel’s 11th-generation Core processor Rocket Lake-S. The simple summary is that the 14nm process is used and the interface remains unchanged. The architecture is replaced by Cypress (Ice Lake CPU + Iris Xe core display), IPC and main frequency have been improved to a certain extent, while supporting PCIe 4.0.
Intel has not announced the specific release time, but locked it in the second quarter of this year. But what is certain is that for mainstream B460 motherboard users, most of them will not be able to support the new processors by updating the BIOS.
△ MSI B460M Mortar
Considering that some of the B460 motherboards are made of good materials, and even match higher-end motherboards, I think it would be a pity if you can’t use the new processor. And even if some manufacturers make an exception to release a modified BIOS, they cannot experience technologies such as PCIe 4.0.
But the good news is that Intel should launch a 12-generation Core processor in the second half of this year. This series will use 10nm process, large and small core design, brand new interface and motherboard. So if your computer is not very old, you might as well be a waiting party.