Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs have officially been announced and if you have been waiting for mainstream Intel CPUs and motherboards then now is the time to go out and get one. You also might have already got a locked CPU and have been waiting for mainstream Intel motherboards to come out. If that is the case then you can now put that CPU in good use by buying a mainstream motherboard.
Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs feature multiple cores and threads starting off at 2 cores and 2 threads at the lower and up to 6 cores and 12 threads at the higher end. Having that said, there is plenty of variety to choose from, not only when it comes to the CPU side of things but when choosing motherboard as well. The new mainstream motherboards include H370, H110, Q370 and B360 chipsets.
Budget Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs Released
When it comes to pricing, the pricing is pretty competitive. At the entry-level position, we have the Intel Celeron G4900 for $42. The CPU features 2 cores and 2 threads. On the high end, we have the top of the line CPU in the series, the Intel Core i5-8700T. The CPU comes with 6 cores and 12 threads and will cost you $303.
That is good value for money but then again, the AMD Ryzen 2000 series CPUs are coming out next month and they will feature up to 8 cores and 16 threads. That is something to keep in mind. You can check out the entire list and details of the new Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs down below:
Mainstream H370, H110, Q370, B360 Motherboards
The following are all the H370, H110, Q370 and B360 motherboards from different partners that support Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs.
Asus has always been on top of the game when it comes to motherboards and I have to say that the company has done it yet again. The motherboards are very pretty indeed and you can check them out below.
While looks are great, Asus does charge a premium for the gaming products and while they might not add performance in some cases, the following are the prices of the different H370, H110, Q370, B360 motherboards that Asus has to offer. You can click the links included below in order to pick up one of these motherboards.
|ROG STRIX H370-F GAMING||ATX||149.49|
|ROG STRIX H370-I GAMING||Mini-ITX||13699|
|ROG STRIX B360-I GAMING||Mini-ITX||130.99|
|ROG STRIX B360-F GAMING||ATX||126.49|
|ROG STRIX B360-H GAMING||ATX||115.49|
|ROG STRIX B360-G GAMING||Micro-ATX||99.49|
|TUF H370-PRO GAMING (WiFi)||ATX||137.99|
|TUF H370-PRO GAMING||ATX||126.49|
|TUF B360-PRO GAMING (WiFi)||ATX||115.49|
|TUF B360-PRO GAMING||ATX||103.99|
|TUF B360M-PLUS GAMING||mATX||93.49|
|TUF B360-PLUS GAMING||ATX||93.49|
|TUF B360M-E GAMING||mATX||84.99|
|TUF H310-PLUS GAMING||ATX||87.99|
|TUF H310M-PLUS GAMING||mATX||74.49|
Next up we have ASRock with with their different motherboard variants which you can check out below:
ASRock is keeping to their iconic designs but there are some that stand out, especially the ones that feature RGB, but then again that is the point of lighting in the first place. You can check out the details of the different variants below:
|H370M Pro 4||mATX||?|
|B360 Gaming Plus||ATX||$110|
|B360M Pro VH||mATX||$79.99|
|B360M Pro VD||mATX||$78.99|
|B360M-ITX / ac||Mini-ITX||?|
|H310M Pro M.2||mATX||$69.99|
MSI has confirmed that these are not all the motherboards that they have to offer. There are a couple of variants that will be coming out later on. While MSI motherboards are not as out of this world as Asus models, they are pretty cool and this is my personal opinion, so you might find these motherboards more attractive. You can check out the details below:
|Model||Form Factor||Price (€)|
|H370 Gaming Pro Carbon||ATX||159|
|H370 Gaming Plus||ATX||129|
|B360 Gaming Pro Carbon||ATX||129|
|B360 Gaming Plus||ATX||119|
|B360I Gaming Pro AC||Mini-ITX||129|
|B360M Gaming Plus||mATX||115|
|H310M Gaming Plus||mATX||89|
|B360M Mortar Titanium||mATX||119|
|B360M Pro VDH||mATX||85|
|H310M Pro M2||mATX||79|
|H310M Pro VDH||mATX||69|
We have some images of upcoming motherboards for Intel Coffee Lake-S from Biostar but we do not have much information regarding them. We will update this article when we have more details regarding them. You can check out the images of the motherboards below:
Gigabyte has also introduced a couple of motherboards for Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs. You can check them out below.
The Aorus brand is back and if you are looking for the best that Gigabyte has to offer then look for the Aorus branding. You can check out the pricing below and you can also click on the link in order to pick one of these motherboards up.
|Model||Form Factor||Price ($)|
|B360 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI
|H370 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI
You can see that you have plenty of choices when it comes to buying a motherboard.
Let us know what you think about these Intel Coffee Lake-S CPUs and these compatible motherboards that have been introduced by different partners.