Intel does not often disclose its own chipset names in advance, but from time to time we get glimpses into accidental publication. This week, driver documents from the company show software support for unannounced 400-series and 495 chipsets, which are led to believe will be for future generations of products, following on from the 300-series products.

As it turns out, Intel’s chipset drivers have supported the company’s 400-series and 495 chipsets as of mid-August. Software support may indicate that the launch of Intel’s new platforms is imminent. Meanwhile, we can only guess about their specifications and capabilities.

Another interesting addition to Intel’s family of chipsets is the H310D PCH, found in the same document. Based on its name, we can suspect that this is a yet another version of the entry-level H310, but we have no idea about its peculiarities. The original H310 was built on 14nm, the H310C was built on 22nm, so who knows what the H310D will be.

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Source: Intel (via Twitter/momomo_us)

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  • Qasar - Monday, September 9, 2019 - link

    " Intel has 7nm in there pipeline for 2021 " so we can expect that to be in use when?? 2025?? 2030 ??? " and 10nm is shipping " um sorry hstewart, but only being used in a limited number of products, and those products are slower, and max out at quad core, isnt such a good sign, shows intel is STILL having issues with it, but as usual you HAVE TO defend them, and make them look better then they do. you really do love your beloved intel and will defend them till your last breath, no matter what you have to make up to do that, won't you ?
  • bananaforscale - Monday, September 9, 2019 - link

    Not "has" 7nm process ready for 2020/2021. "Needs to have", they don't have it yet. And while a smaller node doesn't automatically mean better (*cough*Broadwell-E clocked worse than previous gen*cough*) it kinda *does* mean denser. Unless you hit temp issues.
  • HStewart - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - link

    Just FYI the 495 chipsets mention in this article is actually shipping with 1-0nm CPU now. XPS 13 2in1 is example.
  • bug77 - Monday, September 9, 2019 - link

    This is done by separate teams, working independently of each other.
    I.e. While one team is working on 65nm, the other starts looking into 32nm. When the 65nm team is done, they start looking at 22nm, while the other team does their thing.
  • Smell This - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    shabby - Sunday, September 08, 2019 - link
    You are comedic gold HStewart, don't stop 😂

    ↑ This.

    And, just wondering __ would this be body, head, or pubic 'Lice Lake' ?
  • abufrejoval - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    I remember my Q6600s with foundness, passed them onto the kids for years, ultimately upgraded with very cool and slightly modded 3,4 GHz X5492 (45nm those) to fit that 775 socket.

    Retired the last active system running with a 65nm T7500 mobile Core 2 Duo only two months ago, not because of unreliable hardware but software: Windows 7 32-bit kept resetting after the February Meltdown/Spectre updates got in, whenever the system connected to a network.

    So every month I had to roll back the OS update so Wifey could have her computer back on WiFi.

    She could eventually be talked into accepting an Ivy Bridge notebook upgrade with WinX. She likes them well seasoned and to be honest that 3.3GHz dual core is no real slouch on all things 2D.
  • willis936 - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    I still run my Q6600 at 3.2 GHz. It turns out having a native parallel port is still valuable.
  • YB1064 - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - link

    Time to move to Linux.
  • Kevin G - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    It used to be that chipsets were always a node - 1 and node -2 back in the day. 130 nm CPU, 180 nm north bridge and a 250 nm south bridge chip. It was one of the ways Intel kept their old production lines busy at the tail end of their depreciation.
  • Kevin G - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    My guess would be that the H310D is made at TSMC as per the rumors that floated around a year ago.

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