Intel Documents Show Driver Support for Unannounced 400-Series Chipsetsby Anton Shilov on September 6, 2019 3:30 PM EST
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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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jeremyshaw - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - linkIt all depends on if one likes the company or not. See: Nvidia RTX.
azfacea - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - linkexcept when building a pc today you wont be using it for the past 3 years. you will use it for the next 3 years. pcie 4 nvme ssd bandwidth has 6 months before being the bottleneck again.
intel's shills are failing about as hard the company itself LUL
patrickjp93 - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - link6 months? Try 2 years for SSDs. For GPUs we already went around that limit with NVLink and other interconnects. For gaming it'll be at least 10 years before we care about PCIe 4.0's bandwidth limits.
azfacea - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - linktry knowing something about the topic before giving postulates.
and samsung before that
imaheadcase - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - linkDoes it even matter? Its not like we are pushing it unless a few select cases. Consumer cards don't matter.
azfacea - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - linkof course it does. you are repeating the same quad core is enough bs that intel fed us for a decade.
you dont see applications until hw exists.
+ intel wires up chipset to CPU using pcie3 x4 link. everything is on that. sata, ethernet, multiple nvme SSDs, older pcie gens ....
the DMI link is underprovisioned by 5x and u say it doesnt matter
TheinsanegamerN - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - linkExcept quad cores WERE enough. Six core CPUs existed for a full decade before now, and games STILL dont normally use mroe then 4 cores, modern OSes are just a lot better about shunting everything off of the 4 cores those games do use.
We are just now starting to see 5-6 core usage by modern games. There was nothing "BS" about the quad core is enough statement, it WAS enough at the time, and for quite the time after as well.
PCIE gen 4 is currently pointless. The 2080ti is the first GPU to see itself held back by PCIE 2.0x8, it needs 2.0x16 or 3/.0x8 to run at full speed. So when we get double the speed of the 2080ti, we MIGHT see a need for 4.0. MIGHT, We may need more then double the speed to see that, and by then the current PCIE4 platforms will be obsolete.
That is if we ever get there, with the way silicon improvements are slowing down.
TennesseeTony - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - linkGoing out on a limb here, but regarding the 495, I'd guess:
TennesseeTony - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - link10nm CPU / 14nm PCH
Gen 11 Intel Graphics Engine, up to 64EU
DDR4 up to 3200, LPDDR4/x 3733
Enhanced IPU4p: 16Mp, 4k30, 4 Cameras, RGB+IR camera
End to end 10b support: Power optimized HEVC 10 bit encode and VP9 10 bit dec/8 bit encode, 444 format support for HEVC & VP9, 10 bit Display
3 DDI (+1), eDP 1.4b, DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, HW HDR Linear scale & blend, FP16. Outdoor LACE
Programmable Quad-Core Audio DSP, Sound Wire Digital Audio Interface, Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (Intel® GNA) for low-power neural network acceleration
Integrated Wi-Fi*/BT (CNVi AC/Wi-Fi 6 support) - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2x2/160 MHz, Gig)
Integrated USB Type-C* (USB 3 (10G), Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, DisplayPort 1.4) – up to 4 ports
Next Gen Intel® Optane™ memory SSDs/Memory, PCIe* 3.0, SATA, SD 3.0, eMMC 5.1
SGX 2.0 with Ecosystem scaling (e.g ROP)
Board Savings17 due to IP Integration FIVR (both CPU and PCH), Type-C sub system, HDMI2.0/HDCP2.2, Wi-Fi* (CNVi MAC) etc.
TennesseeTony - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - linkhttps://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en...