3DMARK result confirms that Intel's Z390 chipset works with Coffee Lake S processors
Z390 was what was originally intended to be Z370
Published: 7th May 2018 | Source: Videocardz - via The F34RChannel |
3DMARK results confirm that Intel's Z390 chipset works with 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.
(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.
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