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MSI's latest Z370 Gaming M5 BIOS supports "New Generation CPU"

Does this BIOS offer support for Whiskey Lake?

MSI's latest Z370 Gaming M5 BIOS supports

MSI's latest Z370 Gaming M5 BIOS supports "New Generation CPU"

MSI's latest BIOS for their Z370 Gaming M5 doesn't offer any improvements to hardware compatibility, bug fixes, or software updates. This BIOS, version 7B58v151, is a Beta version; a BIOS which add support for a "New Generation CPU" from Intel. 

The release of this BIOS update confirms that new processors are coming to Intel's Z370 series of motherboards, CPUs that are likely to be part of Intel's upcoming Whiskey Lake family.  These processors are rumoured to deliver up to eight Coffee Lake CPU cores on a single die with Intel's latest version of their 14nm manufacturing process.  
  

As a BETA BIOS, MSI doesn't recommend that their users update to this updated UEFI "unless it is necessary", as the features included within will eventually be released in a release that has proven to be stable, perhaps version 7B58v15. 

  

MSI's latest Z370 Gaming M5 BIOS supports

Intel has already leaked their upcoming 9000 series of processors, which offers up to six processing cores with their i5 series branding, lacking any i7 listings under the code name "Coffee Lake (6+2)" with the six identifying core count while the 2 signifies the unit's number of graphical processing units.

This information supports today's rumours that Intel's next-generation i7 processors will support up to eight cores in a Coffee Lake (8+2) configuration.  
 
You can join the discussion on MSI's latest Z370 Gaming M5 supporting a "New Generation CPU" on the OC3D Forums.   

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14-07-2018, 05:41:31

FTLN
Great news that intel are not gonna do us out of our hard earned dosh with another chipset. Especially since Z270 was perfectly capable of running coffee lake 6 core.Quote

14-07-2018, 05:44:01

AlienALX
New generation CPU. They should be fined for crap like that. That's about as new generation as one of my turds. It's exactly the same we had before, with two more cores "glued on" :PQuote

14-07-2018, 06:23:29

Dicehunter
A range of Asus Z370 boards also got this same update, I think at this point in time if Intel locked Z370 users out of the 8 core CPU especially with AMD's awesome performance on their multi gen socket, They would lose even more business as I know many people that would see it as extremely anti consumer, Especially considering there is no difference between the upcoming Z390 and the current Z370 minus more USB ports on the former.Quote

14-07-2018, 13:40:40

Lifesaver
I am not buying another Intel CPU until they start soldering again. Very happy with my AMD Ryzen right now.Quote

14-07-2018, 14:47:27

demonking
I'm a little speechless!
If no new chipset for next gen and there is no catch to using these I won't know what to say. Other than fair play Intel for doing it right this timeQuote
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