Items tagged with z390

Late last week, we came across an ASRock motherboard box shot that alleged Intel's H310 Express chipset will have support for upcoming 9th generation Core Coffee Lake Refresh processors. Today, MSI is providing evidence that the Intel Z370 chipset will also support the new CPUs. Confirmation of the support came courtesy of a news update posted to MSI's website that states, "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... Read more...
If past leaks are any indication, Intel is getting ready to launch a handful of 9th generation Core processors, essentially a refresh of Coffee Lake, including one or two 8-core CPUs. To go along with the new chips, Intel is also prepping a Z390 Express chipset. When will it all come out? A newly leaked roadmap points to October as the target. The time frame is outlined in what is purportedly an official Intel slide, posted to a Chinese-language website (HKEPC). We can not say for sure if it is real. Supposing it is legitimate, Intel's 6-core and 8-Core Coffee Lake-S Refresh CPUs and Z390 chipset... Read more...
It looks as though motherboards based on Intel's current generation Z370 chipset will support the chipmaker's upcoming 9th generation Core processor family by way of a BIOS update. We say this because at least two motherboard makers have already added BIOS updates for existing Z370 motherboards, with release notes suggesting they're intended for the next round of CPUs. If you head over to MSI's website, for example, there are recent BIOS updates for its Z370 motherboards. One of them is for the Z370 Tomahawk—MSI uploaded an updated BIOS file (7B47v151) in beta form on July 13 that lists "Support... Read more...
It looks as though we're starting to get some clarity regarding Intel's upcoming high-end, mainstream Core processors. We've seen plenty of evidence that a new octa-core Coffee Lake-S processor is on its way, and now a new report suggests that the processor will adopt Core i9 branding. According to the new report, there will be processors representing Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 product families. There will apparently be three processors represented, at least initially:  Core i9-9900K with 8 cores and 16 threads Core i7-9700K with 6 cores and 12 threads Core i5-9600K with 6 cores... Read more...
Nobody outside of Intel truly knows that is going on behind closed doors in Santa Clara. Nevertheless, the web is never short on rumors or speculation, and right now the unsubstantiated chatter is centered on Intel's upcoming Z390 chipset for Coffee Lake. While initially intended as a new chipset with a few additional features not found on Z370, there is evidence to suggest that Intel might turn it into a rebranding effort instead. The question is, would Intel really rebrand its Z370 as Z390? This goes back to what we just said, that nobody outside of Intel truly knows what the chip maker is thinking... Read more...
We've seen plenty of leaks and references to the upcoming Z390 chipset from Intel. However, the chip giant went public this weekend with a full product brief on the chipset, which is available to download via its website [PDF]. Looking the specs for Z390, its features are similar to that of the 300-series chipsets that launched earlier this year, but it ups the ante with even higher-end features. The chipset of course supports all of Intel's 8th generation Core processors along with Optane memory. But Intel has beefed up its connectivity options to include not only 802.11ac... Read more...
We love a good leak, and it appears that German IT distributor bluechip Computer has struck gold with information on new chipsets incoming from both AMD and Intel. While we present this information with a skeptical eye, it does mesh with previous leaked details that we've covered and what we've heard from our own channel sources. Looking at the first slide below, we see that AMD has at least two new chipsets arriving over the course of the next two months. The first is the Z490, which is set to launch next month, and the B450, which is set to bow in late July. For those not in the know, Z490 is... Read more...
There's a new X399 motherboard chipset coming this year from a major chip manufacturer. No, we're not talking about a revamped version of AMD's X399 chipset used in its Ryzen Threadripper processors, but an X399 chipset from Intel that will be used in its own 2018 family of HEDT processors.  A document on Intel's website [PDF] was recently discovered that draws attention to the company's Rapid Storage Technology. However, found within the document are references to two unannounced chipsets: the Z390 (which we have discussed at length here at HotHardware)... Read more...
Competition tends to bring out the best in people, and for the engineers at Intel, that means responding to AMD's 8-core Ryzen processors with 8-core variants of its own chips for mainstream consumers. And make no mistake, they are coming. Further evidence of this can be seen in Futuremark's 3DMark database, where one of Intel's 8-core Coffee Lake-S processors made an appearance. The database is only partially filled in, so there are certain details we do not have yet. For example, the listing does not mention the boost clock, amount of cache, or TDP. However, it does indicate that Hyper Threading... Read more...
We've been talking a lot about Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake architecture for the past few months, and are eagerly awaiting its arrival. However, it appears that Intel has even more potent chips in the pipeline that will go beyond the hexa-core chips that will highlight Coffee Lake. Heads (and eyes) are probably rolling at Intel HQ, because a representative for Eurocom confirmed that Intel's Z390 chipset will be launching during the second half of 2018. That much was known thanks to leaked roadmaps that have made their way to the internet. An interesting tidbit of information that was also revealed,... Read more...