MSI's Z370 motherboards are "Optimized for Intel 9000 processors"

I guess that answers the 8-core question

MSI's Z370 motherboards are

MSI's Z370 motherboards are "Optimized for Intel 9000 processors"

Intel's upcoming 9000-series of Coffee Lake-S Refresh processors are perhaps the worst kept secret in the industry, with rumours of eight-core Coffee Lake processors and a Z390 chipset extending before the initial release of Coffee Lake in late 2017. 

Lots of information is already available for Intel's 9000 series processors, though now MSI has given us an answer to the question that has been on our lips since 2017. Will Z370 motherboards support Intel's 9000 series processors? 

MSI has been careful not to list Intel's upcoming 8-core processors in their news post, though they have confirmed that their Z370 series motherboards now offer support for 9000-series Intel processors, owing thanks to a collection of new BIOS updates. All of these BIOS updates are available on each motherboard's support page, though the table below lists the BIOS name and the motherboards that it can be applied to.  


    MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard manufacturer, is pleased to announce new BIOS updates for MSI Z370 motherboards to support Intel 9000 processors.

The new BIOS updates are all fully optimized for Intel 9000 processors. Updated BIOS versions for MSI Z370 motherboards are shown as below. Make sure to download the Z370 motherboard updated BIOS version for Intel 9000 processors optimization.

MSI's Z370 motherboards are  

MSI has made it clear that their Z370 series motherboards will support Intel's upcoming 9000-series processors, allowing users to upgrade their processors without a change in motherboard. 

You can join the discussion on MSI's releasing 9000 supporting BIOS updates for their Z370 motherboards on the OC3D Forums

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