Umm no. If you have the motherboard for this chip, you're not suddenly going to need a new motherboard next year> Not sure wtf you are even talking about. It's like telling me that even though I have a z370 and an 8600k - "hey next year you'll need to upgrade to a new mobo if you want to keep using that CPU" - ummm NO. Maybe you worded this wrong, but it just sounds like nonsense. As for technology progressing and you requiring a new mobo when you upgrade after a few years, that's normal and been the case for a very long time and isn't about to change.