Intel Discontinues 300-Series Chipsets

Intel isn’t slow to pull the curtain down on its products when replacements are waiting in the wings. Last month, the company discontinued its entire 9th-gen Coffee Lake Refresh line, including the still-excellent Core i9-9900K. Its predecessor, the 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs, were discontinued in June 2020.

The announcement comes just before the start of CES 2021 next week, where Intel will likely reveal its 500-series motherboards. These feature an LGA1200 socket, so both the 10th-gen Comet Lake-S and upcoming 11th-gen Rocket Lake-S chips are supported.

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ASUS TUF H310M-PLUS GAMING

The TUF Line today isn’t the same as it was in the past with plastic or metal armor covering anything that wasn’t a slot. However, this board does include features such as increased electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection on the rear panel ports (LAN, keyboard/mouse/VGA/USB) as well as a reinforced PCIe slot, and “military-grade” power components.

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ASRock H310M-G/M.2

ASRock’s Micro-ATX H310M-G/M.2 motherboard doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, although few motherboard model names do. But this roughly $120 (£71) board is a well-rounded –though not perfect– solution for Intel-based builders who don’t plan on overclocking and are looking to save some money over a Z390 alternative.

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MSI H310M GAMING PLUS

The H310M Gaming Plus supports the latest 8th and 9th gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors with DDR4 memory support up to 32GB with speeds up to 2666 MHz (the speed limitation here is baked into the chipset). The Micro-ATX board includes a single M.2 slot and the full chipset complement of four SATA ports, along with an Intel-based Gigabit NIC rounding out some of the basic features.

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BIOSTAR H310MHD PRO

In a world of flashy, wallet breaking ‘gaming’ components, it’s easy to forget the other 90% of the market. For your office, the kid’s computer, or even your home theater system you just want something reliable and affordable, and BIOSTAR has a pair of boards targeted directly at that corner of the market. Between the B360MHD PRO and the H310MHD…

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