aka_STEVE wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 14:15:
The new Z590 is the first time Intel hasn't made users dump their stuff for a new socket design , in like decades ...
So they are definitely feeling the heat... ( just like their processors )
This is the 2nd generation of CPUs for socket 1200 (Comet Lake + Rocket Lake). It's been like this for ages, notably during the tick-tock years that Intel has always had exactly two Core/chipset gens on the same socket before switching to a new one. Alder Lake which is still supposed to come out in late 2021 (doubtful imo) will move on to socket 1700. All of this is business as usual for Intel.