The FPS Review
- May 6, 2019
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Intel’s upcoming Z490 (Socket 1200) motherboards were designed with PCIe 4.0 support in mind, but despite having the necessary components to do so, they won’t be flaunting those speeds. Sources claim that Intel had trouble implementing PCIe 4.0 into the Comet Lake chipset due to unacceptable amounts of jitter, so retail Z490 motherboards will perform no better than PCIe 3.0.
This is a very bad showing for Intel, being that AMD’s X570 chipset offers full PCIe 4.0 support. Enthusiasts who own a Zen 2-based Ryzen processor and flagship motherboard can enjoy breakneck transfer speeds of over 4 GB/s , but evidently, prospective Comet Lake-S owners won’t be getting the same privilege. It’s an interesting turn of events for a company who initially...