Intel has published datasheet of its upcoming Intel 495-series chipsets revealing their key features. As it turns out, the family will feature two chipsets aimed at different types of premium laptops, one for Y series and one for U series.

Intel’s 495 chipsets will be compatible with ‘Premium-U’ and ‘Premium-Y’ processors featuring an OPI x8 interface with up to 4 GT/s data transfer rate. Intel’s 495-series PCH will also support up to 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, up to three Serial ATA ports, up to six USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (10 Gbps), up to 10 USB 2.0 connectors, an integrated GbE MAC, a built-in Wi-Fi MAC that requires a CNVi module, and all the other familiar features of Intel’s modern chipsets (e.g., RST, AMR, TXT, VT, etc.).

Intel does not disclose in its document codenames of CPUs to be supported by its 495 chipsets, but it is likely that the new PCH will support the company’s latest 10th Generation Core processors known as Ice Lake and Comet Lake. Meanwhile, it remains to be seen which Intel’s chipsets support the manufacturer’s upcoming desktop CPUs.

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  • The Von Matrices - Monday, September 23, 2019 - link

    Most likely something from Realtek or Intel, just like desktop boards, since AMD doesn't make ethernet controllers. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, September 23, 2019 - link

    Realtek or Intel. Reply
  • Jorgp2 - Monday, September 23, 2019 - link

    This is a laptop, most laptops don't even have ethernet ports nowadays.

    And why would you want 10G ethernet, it gobbles up power like nobody's business.

    Unless you want to cram an SFP+ slot to get optical 10G.
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  • shompa - Monday, September 23, 2019 - link

    and if you use a standard AC WiFi router it has a max bandwidth in all channels of about 600-800Mbit. So most users can't even scratch gigabit internet speeds since they use wifi. And I talk real speed, not specs on a brochure. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    What's with people using no capitals at the start of sentences? It's madness. Reply
  • shabby - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    we're not in class Reply
  • heavy soil - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    ...says the man with no capitals or spaces for his name Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, September 23, 2019 - link

    So nothing new on the chipset aside from Wifi6 vs AC. Reply
  • Phynaz - Monday, September 23, 2019 - link

    Yes, I’m sure this short article has all the chipset details. 🙄 Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, September 23, 2019 - link

    I looked at the spec sheet, jerky. Reply

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