Thursday, August 24th 2017

Lists of Motherboards Based on Intel Z370 Express Chipset Surface

Intel is rushing in its 8th generation Core mainstream-desktop (MSDT) processor lineup, codenamed "Coffee Lake," later within Q3-2017. The first four of these will be six-core SKUs, which while built in the "LGA1151" package, the same ones as the 7th generation "Kaby Lake" and 6th generation "Skylake," will not be compatible with motherboards based on the older 100-series and 200-series chipsets, for reasons unknown. Upcoming motherboards based on the 300-series chipset, could support not just 8th generation "Coffee Lake" processors, but also older LGA1151 processors. The chipset lineup consists of the Z370 Express, which features support for CPU overclocking and 2-way multi-GPU; and the mid-range B360 Express chipset, which could launch either in late-2017 or early-2018, alongside the first Core i3 "Coffee Lake" chips. The first wave of motherboards to go with "Coffee Lake" processors will hence be Z370-based. VideoCardz compiled a partial, but growing list of motherboards which could make up the first wave.
ASUS
  • ROG MAXIMUS X HERO
  • ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)
  • ROG MAXIMUS X APEX
  • ROG MAXIMUS X CODE
  • ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA
  • ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC)
  • ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING
  • PRIME Z370-P
  • PRIME Z370-A
  • TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING
  • TUF Z370-PRO GAMING
ASRock
  • ASRock Z*70 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i7
  • ASRock Z*70 Fatal1ty Gaming K6
  • ASRock Z*70 Extreme4
  • ASRock Z*70 Killer SLI/ac
  • ASRock Z*70 Pro4
  • ASRock Z*70M-ITX/ac
  • ASRock Z*70M Pro4
Others
  • MSI Z*70 GODLIKE GAMING
  • ECS Z370 LIGHTSABER
The first Core i7 and Core i5 "Coffee Lake" desktop processors could launch alongside compatible motherboards based on the Intel Z370 chipset, some time in October, 2017.Source: VideoCardz
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13 Comments on Lists of Motherboards Based on Intel Z370 Express Chipset Surface

#1
etayorius
So older 1151 mobos will not support new Coffee Lake CPU's, but newer 1151 Mobos will support old Sky-Kaby Lake CPU's?
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TheLostSwede
The Z370 will be followed by the Z390 sometime in the second half of next year.
The H370 and H310 should launch in Q1, alongside B360, and the Q versions.

In other words, anyone waiting for the true high-end chipset, not a Z270 re-brand, is going to have to wait quite some time...
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#3
9700 Pro
Supports older CPUs, but older motherboards doesn't support Coffee Lakes. Once again Intel just shows the middle finger to us.
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#4
TheLostSwede
9700 Pro said:
Supports older CPUs, but older motherboards doesn't support Coffee Lakes. Once again Intel just shows the middle finger to us.
How can it support older CPUs when the socket is keyed differently?
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#5
las
TheLostSwede said:
The Z370 will be followed by the Z390 sometime in the second half of next year.
The H370 and H310 should launch in Q1, alongside B360, and the Q versions.

In other words, anyone waiting for the true high-end chipset, not a Z270 re-brand, is going to have to wait quite some time...
True high end.. haha. The difference will native wifi, native usb-c and intel audio solution. Maybe updated thunderbolt. This won't make a difference to many people. Pretty much all these features can be had with 3rd party support even on z270... Most people don't even use them tho.

Z370 will support Cannon Lake.
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#6
BorisDG
Probably the reason is stronger/better VRM to support more cores? Yes?
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#7
BradKay
BorisDG said:
Probably the reason is stronger/better VRM to support more cores? Yes?
As much as I want to convince myself with that justification, the leaks for 8700k showed identical tdp as 7700k, so the need for better vrm for extra power draw doesnt make sense. Plus most, if not all of currently existing z170 and z270 boards have overkill vrm design which can happily take more power draw for coffeelake even if it requires more power. I am really upset about this desicion on compatibility.
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#8
bonehead123
9700 Pro said:
Once again Intel just shows the middle finger to us.
^^THIS^^ :mad:
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#9
NC37
9700 Pro said:
Supports older CPUs, but older motherboards doesn't support Coffee Lakes. Once again Intel just shows the middle finger to us.
Yeah Intel missed big. Imagine if all Z100s and 200s could run these? That there would have been enough to maintain a higher price vs Ryzen.

Really hope Intel gives a legitimate reason to why they decided to shoot themselves in the foot.
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#10
voltage
Thanks for posting this! I've been waiting for a few years for this chipset, so seeing info on it is appreciated.
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#11
9700 Pro
TheLostSwede said:
How can it support older CPUs when the socket is keyed differently?
Wut, I thought that this "new socket" supports also Sky/Kabylake CPUs?
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TheLostSwede
9700 Pro said:
Wut, I thought that this "new socket" supports also Sky/Kabylake CPUs?
I guess you haven't noticed that Intel only does sockets for two "generations" of CPUs, with Broadwell being the only exception from that rule in a long time.

No, the "new" socket isn't backwards compatible.
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9700 Pro
TheLostSwede said:
I guess you haven't noticed that Intel only does sockets for two "generations" of CPUs, with Broadwell being the only exception from that rule in a long time.

No, the "new" socket isn't backwards compatible.
Ah, ok. Thanks. :)
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