In what can only be described as an anti-consumer decision, Intel has announced that the H410 and B460 chipset will not offer support for the upcoming Rocket Lake-S processors. You’ll need to be running H470 of Z490 to get support. Now, some motherboard manufacturers like Gigabyte have started revving “V2” H10 motherboard with an actual H70 chipset as a way to get around this, but this is surely going to annoy anyone with an H410 or B460 board that was looking to upgrade. What a shame.
B460/H410 Chipset Shortages?
There’s a report out from MyDrivers states that Intel is having problems supplying the market with mainstream B460 and H410 chipsets. This could lead to price hikes among these boards reflecting rising costs to get these chipsets:
Sources from the supply chain claim that the supply of motherboard chipsets has become tight at the end of the year. On the one hand, PCBs and various electronic components are out of stock and price increases, and the other is that Intel ’s 400 series chips are tight.
Specifically, the supply of high-end Z490 series chipsets is acceptable, but the mainstream B460 , H410 and other chipsets are seriously out of stock. Motherboard manufacturers have already limited supply during Double 11 this year . December is the last wave of shipments. Supply will be severely short after January.
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