Intel Z390 chipset has been in the news for quite a while thanks to leaks and rumors. The Z390 chipset is expected to launch later this year and the first ever Intel Z390 motherboard has leaked online.
The leaked Intel Z390 motherboard is Asus TUF Z390-Pro which has popped up at SiSoft Sandra benchmarking database.
The Intel Z390 chipset is expected to launch with 8-core Intel CPUs, however, the leaked motherboard was running Intel Core i7-8700K.
Aside from hinting that Intel Z390 motherboards are on their way and will be available soon, this leak doesn’t reveal anything new.
The Z390 Chipset is expected to launch with support for current-gen Coffee Lake CPUs along with 9th-gen Intel Coffee Lake refreshes. However, a report has been making rounds on the internet suggesting that the Z390 chipset is just a rebrand of Z370 chipset.
Reportedly, the Intel Z390 chipset will not only be a rebrand of Z370 but, will not be based on the 14 nm process as promised by Intel and will maintain the 22 nm process for its Intel Z390 chipset.
Aside from this ASUS motherboard leaking for the Z390 chipset, ASUS is reportedly 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
In related news, Intel is expected to bring its 9th-gen Coffee Lake refreshes later this year along with Z390 motherbards. While Intel hasn’t confirmed it yet but, a report suggests that Intel’s 9th-gen Coffee Lake refreshes will be revealed on August 1.
Not only that, the K-series Intel Coffee Lake refreshes will arrive with soldered heatspreaders instead of thermal interface material.
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