Biostar is the first manufacturer to officially confirm support for Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs on its Z490 motherboard lineup.
Intel’s upcoming 11th Gen processor codenamed Rocket Lake-S series is expected to debut in the first quarter of next year.
Rocket Lake-S will support the same LGA1200 socket as the 10th Gen Core “Comet Lake-S”. Some of the 400-series motherboards which debuted earlier this year were advertised with ‘PCIe Gen4’ hardware support at launch.
An announcement was made by the Bo, confirming support for the upcoming desktop processors on its Z490 Racing series motherboards.
All five motherboards within the Z490 Racing lineup have now been listed with Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake Desktop CPU support.
These Biostar boards are:
- Z490 GTA
- Z490 GTA EVO
- Z490 GTN
There are rumors that Intel’s 11th Gen Core is going to be announced at CES 2021 in January.
The company is expected to announce the availability of the 500-series motherboards, such as Z590, H570, and B560 shortly after the announcement.
The new generation processors, however, are not expected to be available until February or March.
The Biostar also recently enabled resizable BAR or Re-BAR support on its Intel 400-series lineup.
This allows Intel CPUs to access the full memory buffer that modern GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA have to offer.
Currently, Biostar’s resizable-BAR runs perfectly with AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs but expect it to be enabled with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards too once the drivers roll out from the manufacturer.
The ASRock has also listed support for Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs for its own Z490 motherboards too.
The Z490 Aqua, which is the flagship of the Z490 boards from the manufacturer, is now listed with Rocket Lake CPU support and several other Z490 boards too.