Intel’s latest 11th Generation Rocket Lake processors have launched and officially on sale, which means Z590 motherboards with PCIe 4.0 can make use of the new hardware. Despite the initial reaction to reviews of the Core i9 and Core i7 being somewhat negative, the mid range Core i5 hardware seems to be a good offering, and Rocket Lake it’s still seen as a technological advancement of Intel’s portfolio with the new core design. To use one of Intel’s new Rocket Lake processors, or indeed its previous Comet Lake processors, Intel has plenty of chipsets available offering different entry price points and purposes. A lot of Intel’s latest Z590 and B560 models are still yet to hit retail, but they are slowly filtering through. This leaves some value in its existing Z490 range, and it’s time to give our picks as we look ahead in our latest motherboard buyers guide for April 2021.
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