Intel has been working on the next generation of chips, and we have been getting the details in leaks. The latest leak confirms that the upcoming 11th Gen Intel Rocket Lake CPU will be the first Intel platform to support PCIe Gen 4.0. Read on!
The leak was spotted in an entry in the SiSoftware database, by Twitter user TUM_APISAK, known for their leaks. The leak showed an 11th Gen Intel Rocket Lake chip paired with a PCIe Gen 4.0 PCIe NVMe SSD. Take a look:
Intel RocketLake S UDIMM 4L ERB
PCIe SSD (1TB, PCIe4x4/NVMe, SED) (NTFS, 4kB)https://t.co/WeWTisoi4m
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) July 29, 2020
The leaks are making the 11th Gen chips from Intel looks like a better offering day by day. While Intel may have had their 7nm plans delayed, we can still expect their upcoming chips to be solid performers. The 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips will be the last ones based on the 14nm process. These chips will fit the LGA 1200 socket and will work with Z490 motherboards.
The Z490 motherboards do have support for PCIe 4.0 support, which should kick in when used with a Rocket Lake-S chip. It should not take more than a UEFI update for this feature to be unlocked.
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