Motherboards based on the Intel B560 chipset for the new 11th Gen Intel Core (Rocket Lake-S) processors will be able to offer support for overclocking RAM. Intel itself has not officially made such a statement yet, but this information was confirmed by the Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer Biostar.
The latter unveiled the technical specifications of the first motherboards based on Intel 500 series system logic. So, for one of the future Biostar B560 boards, support for up to 128 GB of DDR4 RAM with an effective frequency of up to 4000 MHz through overclocking is declared. At the same time, products based on the junior H510 chipset will be limited to the standard DDR4-2933 mode. Overclocking the processor will continue to be the lot of only the older Z590 chipset.
Among the main features of motherboards based on Intel 500 series chipsets, support for the PCI Express 4.0 interface is also indicated. For models with B560 logic, PCI-E 4.0 is provided for PCI Express x16 and M.2 slots connected directly to the CPU.
In the case of motherboards based on the junior H510 chipset, PCI Express 4.0 compatibility will be limited by the PCIe x16 slot. It should be added that to be able to use PCI Express 4.0, the system must be using one of the Rocket Lake-S processors with an integrated PCIe 4.0 controller.
Rocket Lake-S processors and Intel 500-series system logic chips will be officially unveiled early next week. According to reports, the new boards will go on sale earlier than the new processors. The latter will have to wait at least until March.
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