Intel Z390 get official - has wireless-AC and USB 3.1 Gen 2

Posted on Monday, May 14 2018 @ 12:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Intel uploaded a briefing that contains lots of details about the Z390 chipset. While the document outlines the feature set of the Z390, it doesn't talk about the rumored eight-core Coffee Lake processors. We don't know when the Z390 chipset will launch, but Computex 2018 in early June looks like a very good guess at this point.

The biggest differences versus the existing Z370 chipset appear to be USB and network functionality. There's no change in the number of PCIe lanes, it remains at 24. The Z390 has support for six USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, ten USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, and another fourteen USB 2.0 ports! Another change is that most motherboards with the Z390 will feature 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.
Achieve Gigabit wireless connections with 1st generation integrated IntelĀ® Wireless-AC support. The Intel Z390 chipset integrates an Intel wireless 802.11ac and Bluetooth* 5 solution allowing you to connect up to Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds with IntelĀ® Wireless-AC 9560. With no Ethernet cable required, your desktop will be ready for all current and future wireless use cases and has the flexibility to be located in more places within your home or office.
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