Chinese supplier makes Intel H110 compatible with Coffee Lake

Posted on Monday, Aug 20 2018 @ 11:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AnandTech noticed that Chinese computer supplier Onda has rolled out a BIOS that makes its H110C+ motherboards compatible with the Intel Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350K "Coffee Lake" processors. Not really a game-changer but still interesting to report about:
Both CPUs belong to the Coffee Lake family, which uses a different power delivery method than processors which belong to the Skylake and Kaby Lake families (please check our Coffee Lake review for details). Yet, the producer of motherboards found a way to support Intel’s latest CPUs on its entry level platforms, we assume, by adjusting the firmware to detect and change the identification pins. Other considerations have to be in place as well, such as VRM temperatures and power delivery - the listing does not show support for the Core i7-8700K for example, which has much higher power delivery requirements.

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