Gigabyte’s ‘Next-gen’ Intel motherboard shows off the new Arrow Lake CPU socket for the first time alongside AMD’s X870E | Gaming

Gigabyte has both Intel and AMD’s next generation of motherboards on display at its VIP suite during Computex. The Gigabyte X870E Aorus Extreme is the least mysterious—the new chips are out in July and it only makes sense that the motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen 9000-series Granite Ridge chips are already finished. More mysterious were the Intel boards.

With the processors and socket redacted with white tape it’s almost impossible to know what this new “Next-gen Z Aero G” could possibly be. Almost, but because I think collectively we’re bordering on the verge of genius at times, the PC Gamer hive mind has got together, and we think this might actually be a Gigabyte Z890 motherboard.

How on earth did we work that out, eh? Well, Gigabyte couldn’t tell us on pain of being told off by Pat.

But the clues are… Gigabyte slapped a massive Intel badge on the socket, and it’s well, obviously an Intel socket. Then there was the fact that stamped into the CPU retaining clip are the letters “LGA 1851” which just so happens to be the number of pins in the new Intel CPU socket.

The “Next-gen” bit in the name card…


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