Intel Z390 is backwards compatible with current Coffee Lake-S chips

Posted on Friday, May 04 2018 @ 10:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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VideoCardz spotted a system with the SuperMicro Z390 motherboard. The interesting thing about this listing is that the motherboard was used in combination with the Intel Core i7-8700T processor.

This confirms the Z390 will be backwards compatible with current Coffee Lake-S processors, it has the same LGA1151 socket as current 300-series motherboards.

Based on rumors, it appears you will need the Z390 if you want to use Intel's upcoming eight-core Coffee Lake processors.

The website speculates we may see the Z390 platform launch within a month or two. We may hear more from Intel at next month's Computex 2018.

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