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    Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    The Z390 chipset is due to arrive in H2 2018 according to Eurocom Support staff.
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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    Different day same story for Intel. This should play quite well into AMD's hands if it turns out to be true.

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    That's the problem with today's big companies, they are all driven my accountant's and marketing. Innovation dies and the user suffers.

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    Quote Originally Posted by Hexus
    If Z370 will only support up to six physical cores, then even before it is out we are already seeing the platform upgradability lifespan limited.
    Nice. I love it when people are just honest from the start.

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    I had to smile

    We expect to see Intel launch a variety of 300 series chipsets this year to support Coffee Lake processors in the mainstream desktop segment. Leading the charge will be Z370 motherboards like the Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming, launching on 5th October.
    I'd hardly call the z370 Aorus ultimate gaming a mainstream desktop motherboard. It is firmly aimed at the niche gaming market.

    But that then raises the question of whether this range of Intel processors is aimed at the mainstream desktop market where the main applications will be mainstream office applications.
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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    should have wrote 'consumer' like the roadmap said, rather than mainstream sorry!

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    What I wonder is, will Z390 support an i3 8350K...

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    What is it with Intel and throwing moronic arbitrary limitations into their products? Like even now while Ryzen is eating their lunch, they're still at it. Incredible.
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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    What is it with Intel and throwing moronic arbitrary limitations into their products? Like even now while Ryzen is eating their lunch, they're still at it. Incredible.
    its completely "arbitrary and moronic" !!! dope

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    i-SHEEP chronicles! (Years of socket changes and crazy prices) All this is happening while AMD is readying ZEN 2. Next year top brands like Apple, Dell, Acer, HP and Lenovo will have products with tons of AMD hardware: More cores-Low price. Intel thought consumers will be stuck with 4 core 4 thread CPUs for decades so AMD has pushed them to the wall.

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I had to smile

    We expect to see Intel launch a variety of 300 series chipsets this year to support Coffee Lake processors in the mainstream desktop segment. Leading the charge will be Z370 motherboards like the Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming, launching on 5th October.
    I'd hardly call the z370 Aorus ultimate gaming a mainstream desktop motherboard. It is firmly aimed at the niche gaming market.

    But that then raises the question of whether this range of Intel processors is aimed at the mainstream desktop market where the main applications will be mainstream office applications.
    I suspect that's what B360 H360 and H310 will be for. Z370 is targeted at the high end market along with the unlocked i3 i5 and i7. Where as the locked i3's i5's and i7's will be for the more mainstream and businesses

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    Z390, will it support an i3-8350K? maybe not?

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    Looks like my IB Core i7 will be in my rig for another year until Zen 2 and Cannonlake are out then!


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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Looks like my IB Core i7 will be in my rig for another year until Zen 2 and Cannonlake are out then!
    Are you not tempted by existing Ryzen? Guess you also concerned about the lack of high end SFF motherboards?

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    Re: Intel Z390 being readied to support 8C/16T processors

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Are you not tempted by existing Ryzen? Guess you also concerned about the lack of high end SFF motherboards?
    There are some reasonable mini-ITX motherboards out now,but I only really play Fallout 4 and Overwatch currently,and Ryzen performs "poorly" in Fallout 4,ie,is probably not that much better than what I have now,and that is a massive deal breaker for me.

    The 6C/12T Core i7 is overpriced,plus I have serious doubts on the longevity of the Z370 motherboards too,as I only upgrade every few years. The 6C Core i5 looks OKish but it most likely will lose out against the Ryzen 5 1600 in situations where all threads are used,ie,like video encoding.


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