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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...