Although it is said that Intel’s Rocket Lake S processors will not be available until March, the 500 platform will obviously be presented at this year’s CES. MSI has now released a teaser on the MEG Z590 Godlike, MPG Z590 Gaming Carbon WiFi and MAG Z590 Tomahawk WiFi.
The MEG Z590 Godlike is an E-ATX mainboard. It is noticeable that it clearly stands out visually from its predecessor. Although it does not rely on water cooling, it looks not dissimilar to the Asrock X570 Aqua. MSI has not yet communicated specifications, judging by the picture, but MSI has installed 20 phases (18 + 1 + 1). The previous generation still relied on their 18 (16 + 1 + 1). The rest of the 500 portfolio also seems to differ from its predecessor in terms of cooler and converter technology.
CES 2021 runs this week
It remains to be seen when exactly MSI will present the motherboards. Officially, the CES takes place from January 11th to 14th. As you can see from the trade fair plan, the first keynotes will not take place until tomorrow, Tuesday. Presumably, the motherboard manufacturer has the platform first introduced by Intel and then presents the boards.
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Rocket Lake and Comet Lake run on 400 and 500 boards. According to reports, Rocket Lake-S will not be a full line-up. That means that only selected CPUs use the new Cypress Cove cores. The flagship is the Core i9-11900K with eight computing hearts – two less than the Core i9-10900K. A Xe graphics unit and 20 PCI Express lanes in 4.0 format should also be on the plus side. The latter are also supported on some older boards if a Rocket Lake CPU is installed. The 500 PCHs, if installed by the manufacturer, should support Wi-Fi in ax format and USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20 GB / s).
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