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Intel documentation confirms the existence of Z390 and X399 chipsets

Both Intel and AMD will have X399 chipsets HEDT?

Intel documentation confirms the existance of Z390 and X399 chipsets

Intel documentation confirms the existence of Z390 and X399 chipsets

Intel has unintentionally revealed their Z390 and X399 motherboard chipsets, both of which are said to support Coffee Lake (CFL) and Cannon Lake (CNL) series processors.

This reveal comes with Intel's latest documentation for their Rapid Storage Technology, placing the company's Z370 chipset amongst 200-series designs, confirming early rumours that Z370 was a remodelled version of Z270 with Coffee Lake support. Stranger still is Z370 lack of listed support for Cannonlake (CNL) series CPUs, giving other 300-series Intel motherboards increased forwards compatibility with future CPU architectures.    

X299 is listed with support for Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series CPUs, though at this time it is unknown whether or not Kaby Lake-X refers to a future X299 release or Intel's failed quad-core i7 7740X and i5 7640X series CPUs, which both didn't receive much interest from consumers. 

If this documentation is accurate, Z390 is what Z370 should have been, before Intel moved forward their Coffee Lake plans using modified Z270 chipsets under the Z370 name. 

Intel documentation confirms the existance of Z390 and X399 chipsets

  

Right now the specifications of Intel's Z390 chipset are unknown, though it is expected to integrate WiFi into Intel's chipset alongside additional USB 3.1 ports. Z390 is expected to release within the next few months. 

You can join the discussion on Intel's Z390 and X399 chipsets on the OC3D Forums.  

Thanks to TheF3ARChannel for the info.

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26-04-2018, 10:06:53

AlienALX
Lesson one - mass confusion.

/slow clap.Quote

26-04-2018, 10:14:14

rfarmer
Well nice to know that my Z370 motherboard is absolutely worthless for anything besides Coffee Lake, way to go Intel.Quote

26-04-2018, 10:27:07

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by rfarmer View Post
Well nice to know that my Z370 motherboard is absolutely worthless for anything besides Coffee Lake, way to go Intel.
That much was completely obvious before Z370 even launched. Z390 was rumoured for this summer before Z370 boards were even on the shelves.

However, hopefully some Z370 boards (the ones with enough phases to cope with an 8 core) may work. I mean, there was some hacked bioses for Z270 to make CL work.

But yeah honestly if you didn't already know the next time you look at buying a PC have a think about it. Because AMD don't pull this crap, and you can go through several generations all on one board.

I really hoped Intel would can this crap and leave it out now that AMD have come back to the fight, but it seems not. It really, truly sucks. The problem is Intel value their chipsets very highly and make tons of cash out of those *as well* as the CPUs. So it's obvious why they do it, but that doesn't make it suck any less.Quote

26-04-2018, 10:37:15

Dicehunter
While I love seeing new tech, Intel really need to stop pulling this new socket crap when they really don't have to, More people would buy Intel if they knew they had an upgrade path.Quote

26-04-2018, 11:01:23

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
While I love seeing new tech, Intel really need to stop pulling this new socket crap when they really don't have to, More people would buy Intel if they knew they had an upgrade path.
They do it for several reasons, but all of them have the same goal - making cash.

Not only do they sell their chipsets (for a lot more money than AMD do..) but they also require a license for you to use the socket which also costs money.

That is why they fell out with Nvidia, copped the nark and said "No more sockets for you".Quote
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