As the launch of the Rocket Lake-S gets nearer, Intel has started to discontinue older products. Following the discontinuance of the 9th Gen Core processors, which started on December 7th of 2020, Intel has now begun the same process for the 300-series motherboards.
According to Intel's PCN (via ComputerBase), the product discontinuance program started on January 4th, but Intel will only stop taking orders on July 23rd. Shipping will be halted on January 28th, 2022. The list of Intel 300-series motherboard chipsets to be discontinued include the Z370, H370, Z390, B360, H310, B365, H310D, and even the mobile QMS380. This means that the Q370, QM370, HM370, CM246 and H310 chipsets will still be available, at least for now.
Given that the 9th Gen Core processors were recently discontinued, it was only logical for Intel to follow suit with the only motherboard chipsets that supported those same processors. Besides, the company's 500-series motherboards are about to be announced, expected to make an appearance at CES 2021 alongside the new Rocket Lake-S CPUs. The upcoming motherboards will support both 10th Gen (Comet Lake-S) and 11th Gen (Rocket Lake-S) processors.
CES 2021 will take place as a digital conference this year from January 11th to the 14th.
KitGuru says: Do you have an Intel system running on a 300-series motherboard? Were you hoping to upgrade your motherboard at a later date?