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3DMARK result confirms that Intel's Z390 chipset works with Coffee Lake S processors

Z390 was what was originally intended to be Z370

3DMARK results confirms that Intel's Z390 chipsets works with Coffee Lake S processors

3DMARK results confirm that Intel's Z390 chipset works with Coffee Lake S processors

More traces of Intel's upcoming Z390 chipset have surfaced on 3DRMARK, this time coming from Supermicro, confirming suspicions that the chipset will support existing Coffee Lake S processors.  

Early rumours for Z390 have always indicated that it was the intended flagship of Intel's 300-series lineup, which was initially set to release under the Z370 name (more info here). The release of AMD Ryzen accelerated Intel's plans, forcing them to adapt Z270 to become Intel's Z370 chipset, bumping up the company's 300-series flagship chipset to Z390 series branding.  

The similarities between Z370 and Z270 are apparent given their identical feature set and remarkably similar board designs from most motherboard manufacturers, with newer 300-series chipsets like H370 offering built-in USB 3.1 support and other advanced features that Z370 lacks. These differences force Z370 motherboards to use external chipsets to provide feature parity, adding manufacturing costs to each motherboard.

Videocardz has uncovered 3DMARK logs which show a Z390 series motherboard supporting Intel's i7 8700T and i7 8700K CPUs, confirming that Z390 will continue to use an LGA 1151 socket. It is likely that motherboard manufacturers will be showcasing several new LGA 1151 motherboards at Computex 2018. 


3DMARK results confirms that Intel's Z390 chipsets works with Coffee Lake S processors

(Image from Videocardz)

 

It is likely that Intel's new Z390 series motherboards will release within the next two months, possibly with a reveal at Computex and a retail launch shortly afterwards.  

You can join the discussion on Intel's Z390 chipset and its support for Coffee Lake S series processors on the OC3D Forums

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07-05-2018, 07:28:52

AlienALX
That makes it sound, to me at least, that they are replacing Z370 with Z390. And thus Z370 will become EOL rather quickly.Quote

07-05-2018, 08:28:35

Korreborg
we could be lucky that z470 will be compatible. That means Intels next change is 2019 with products coming in Q3 or Q4 = Close to AMD's 2020 for AM4 change.Quote

07-05-2018, 08:57:12

Dicehunter
If Z390 supports chips from Z370 then Z370 should support Z390 chips, But this is Intel, King of anti consumer practise next to Nvidia, Z370 won't .Quote

07-05-2018, 09:50:35

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
If Z390 supports chips from Z370 then Z370 should support Z390 chips, But this is Intel, King of anti consumer practise next to Nvidia, Z370 won't .
OK let me put it this way. If the new 8 core works in Z370 boards then 1. Intel will sell no 390s to existing users and 2. 370s will probably drop in price, meaning they sell even less 390s.

Intel change chipsets to make more money, not to do us all a favour. I'm still not totally counting it out but I can say fairly surely that 370 boards will not work with the new top end CPU. Why? because 30 years of seeing them do otherwise why.Quote

08-05-2018, 07:13:15

Warchild
so this is basically a new way for them to get users on Z370 to buy a Z390 board?

Throw in a few new features and gullible ones might think "ooh its an upgrade and still uses my CPU"

Then they release a new CPU so same users upgrade to the latest. In other words, instead of releasing a new mobo chipset and cpu together, they staggered it. I see no change in their greed/practises really.Quote
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