The Z390 chipset from Intel has been popping up on the internet over various benchmark websites and now Intel has officially confirmed the existence of Z390 Chipset along with the X399 Express chipset in official documents.
Intel recently revealed the latest release notes for its Rapid Storage Technology driver, which also mentions the Z390 chipset along with the X399 Express chipset. Not only that, the documentation also revealed the CPU micro-architectures that are supported by these chipsets.
According to the documents, the Z390 Chipset supports the current-generation “Coffee Lake” CPUs along with upcoming “Cannon Lake” CPUs.
As for the X399 Express chipset, this one supports the Coffee Lake-X and Cannon Lake-X CPUs, however, there is no mention of Skylake-X.
While it is not confirmed but the Z390 Chipset seems to be the next mainstream Intel chipset for its CPUs as it has been rumored for quite a while.
Speaking of Coffee Lake CPUs, Intel has referenced 8 Core Coffee Lake-S CPU with integrated GPUs in its technical documentation.
The technical documentation mentions the Coffee Lake S8+2 CPUs and according to Intel’s format, the 8 represents the number of cores which hints that Intel is preparing to launch 8 Core processor in its 8th gen Cofee Lake-S series.
Furthermore, Intel has enabled the use of GPU to detect threats and viruses with Intel Threat Detection tech and Intel has also introduced Intel Security Essentials that standardizes security features across Intel processors.
Intel Security Essentials is part of the 8th Gen Coffee Lake redesign that will not require any patches for security exploits such as Spectre and Meltdown in the future as it will “ensure a consistent set of critical root-of-trust hardware security capabilities across Intel Core, Intel Xeon and Intel Atom processors.
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