The Z390 Chipset from Intel has been popping up for past few months but, Intel is yet to announce the chipset. While Intel has been very tight lipped about it but a report has made its way on the internet suggesting that Intel Z390 chipset is just renamed Z370.
This is according to TweakTown, who reports that the Intel Z390 Chipset for its 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs is just a renamed Z370 Chipset for the Coffee Lake CPUs.
Furthermore, the report suggests that the Z370 chipset won’t be based on the 14 nm process as promised by Intel and will maintain the 22 nm process for its Intel Z390 chipset.
What this means is that with Z390 Chipset we won’t be seeing native support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 along with other things that would have made it into the chipset if it was based on the 14 nm.
While Intel hasn’t confirmed yet but, the Z390 Chipset motherboards are expected to roll out with 8 Core, 16 thread Coffee Lake CPU refreshes.
Speaking of the Z390 chipset, reportedly ASUS is working on Z390 based ROG Maximus XI series motherboards. The report suggests that Asus is working on 4 Maximus XI series motherboards for the Z390 chipset.
- ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI CODE
- ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI EXTREME
- ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI FORMULA
- ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO
According to the official product brief for Z390, the motherboard based on the Z390 chipset will feature 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes for Intel Coffee Lake CPUs allowing for multiple GPUs or SSDs to be installed.
Speaking of the Coffee Lake CPUs, Intel has also confirmed that 22-Core Skylake-X And 8-Core Coffee Lake Refreshes are coming in September 2018 and the 22-Core Skylake-X CPU will be for LGA 2066 chipset.
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