Update, November 20, 9:39 a.m.: Biostar claims that the information published in Brainbox's interview was "incorrect," but didn't specify what exactly was incorrect. Brainbox has removed specific mention of the chipsets from its live article on the site. Our original story is below.
Korean media Brainbox's latest interview (opens in new tab) with Biostar Product Manager Vicky Wang has revealed some pretty interesting information about forthcoming AMD and Intel motherboards.
When asked about Biostar's future products, Wang responded that we can expect new offerings with both AMD and Intel chipsets (opens in new tab). In regards to the much-anticipated AMD B550 chipset (opens in new tab), the executive said corresponding motherboards are ready to go.
Sadly, Wang didn't reveal the specific date on when they will actually hit the shelves. However, a DigiTimes report in June claimed motherboard manufacturers are supposed to receive B550 chipset orders this quarter (opens in new tab), meaning the motherboards could come out at the end of 2019 or early 2020.
Intel's 400-series (opens in new tab) chipset, which is tailored to Comet Lake-S (CML-S) (opens in new tab) processors, are also due next year. Wang mentioned three chipsets in particular here. It's rumored (opens in new tab), that the Z490 chipset will target high-end motherboards, while the B460 and H410 chipsets will be for mid-range and entry-level motherboards (opens in new tab), respectively. According to a Comet Lake-S leak (opens in new tab) from earlier this month, the 14nm chips are scheduled for the first half of next year, so we don't expect to see any 400-series motherboards in a near future.