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All of MSI’s Z490 motherboards are gaining PCIe 4.0 support with Rocket Lake

All of MSI's Z490 motherboards are gaining PCIe 4.0 support with Rocket Lake

Intel Rocket Lake is coming into orbit and will touch down at the end of the month, bringing with it improved performance and support for PCI Express 4.0. To take advantage of the latter, you won’t necessarily need a new motherboard. MSI, for example, has confirmed that its full stack of Z490 motherboards will be getting PCIe 4.0 support with Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips.

The minor caveat is that you will need to update the BIOS to unlock PCIe 4.0. That’s not a big deal if you’re aiming to replace your Comet Lake CPU with an 11th Gen Core desktop processor without also upgrading your motherboard, because you would need to update the BIOS anyway.

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