Wednesday, November 15th 2017

First Intel Z390 Chipset Motherboard Spotted in SANDRA Database

The first socket LGA1151 motherboard based on Intel's upcoming Z390 Express chipset was spotted on SiSoft SANDRA database. The board is SuperMicro C7Z390-PGW, a client-segment motherboard by SuperMicro under its SuperO brand. Intel is slating launch of the Z390 Express chipset for some time in the second half of 2018, following the early-2018 launches of H370 Express, B360 Express, and H310 Express.

The Z390 Express chipset adds to the feature-set of the platform, with an integrated Programmable Quad-Core Audio DSP, SoundWire digital audio interface, an integrated 10 Gbps USB 3.1 controller, integrated 802.11ac WLAN controller (with external PHY), an integrated SDIO controller (for card readers), and support for newer generation "Titan Ridge" Thunderbolt 3.0 controller.
Source: VideoCardz
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10 Comments on First Intel Z390 Chipset Motherboard Spotted in SANDRA Database

#2
Slizzo
Prima.Vera said:
...and 8 Cores CPUs ?? ;)
That is the current rumor. Gonna be hard to resist upgrading after only 2 years.
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Vayra86
Lol so they've gone down to phasing their chipsets now, too. Reeks of desperate catch-up.
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GorbazTheDragon
Sucks for people who jumped the Z370 train early...

In all honesty I would have thought that the low end boards would be the ones that would actually be wanting wifi, or at least it would be more used at that end of the product stack because most gamers will just use ethernet.
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Slizzo
Vayra86 said:
Lol so they've gone down to phasing their chipsets now, too. Reeks of desperate catch-up.
GorbazTheDragon said:
Sucks for people who jumped the Z370 train early...

In all honesty I would have thought that the low end boards would be the ones that would actually be wanting wifi, or at least it would be more used at that end of the product stack because most gamers will just use ethernet.
Z390 has been known about just about as long as Z370 has. It's not really been any surprise if you've been doing your homework when investigating a new system/system upgrade.
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Vayra86
Slizzo said:
Z390 has been known about just about as long as Z370 has. It's not really been any surprise if you've been doing your homework when investigating a new system/system upgrade.
Yeah, no, because Coffee Lake was pulled in for an earlier release, making this a cadence of chipset releases with some more time in between and DEFINITELY a sign of Intel shifting gears.
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#7
Slizzo
Again, while I know that Coffee Lake was pulled up because of Ryzen, Z390 has been known about almost as long as Z370. People who have been upgrading should have been doing their homework if they're so upset about this.
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R0H1T
Slizzo said:
Again, while I know that Coffee Lake was pulled up because of Ryzen, Z390 has been known about almost as long as Z370. People who have been upgrading should have been doing their homework if they're so upset about this.
There's a difference between rumors & info confirmed by Intel or other inside sources. How many people would've bought the 7700k this year knowing full well that 8700k would be coming 2~3Q down the line? There were rumors of AMD powering Intel inside last year, how many of us took that seriously? How many knew that Intel would kill KBL & CFL interoperability on basically the same chipset :rolleyes:
bit-tech: So if you wanted and Intel let you, you could make Z270 compatible?
Andrew: Yes, but you also require an upgrade from the ME and a BIOS update. Intel somehow has locked the compatibility.
https://www.bit-tech.net/features/tech/motherboards/asus-interview-andrew-wu-rog-motherboard-pm/1
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StrayKAT
R0H1T said:
There's a difference between rumors & info confirmed by Intel or other inside sources. How many people would've bought the 7700k this year knowing full well that 8700k would be coming 2~3Q down the line? There were rumors of AMD powering Intel inside last year, how many of us took that seriously? How many knew that Intel would kill KBL & CFL interoperability on basically the same chipset :rolleyes:
https://www.bit-tech.net/features/tech/motherboards/asus-interview-andrew-wu-rog-motherboard-pm/1
I wasn't even keeping up with the larger picture. Bought a 7700k at the beginning of the year because it was the best, and this was my first PC build in awhile. Besides, I wasn't going to wait months anyways. You know how it is. I was impatient and needed a computer.

The next time around I will look at the larger picture. Maybe HEDT, with PCI 4 (if that's even on the horizon). Something I could start off with an i7 and go up to i9 later.
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Slizzo
R0H1T said:
There's a difference between rumors & info confirmed by Intel or other inside sources. How many people would've bought the 7700k this year knowing full well that 8700k would be coming 2~3Q down the line? There were rumors of AMD powering Intel inside last year, how many of us took that seriously? How many knew that Intel would kill KBL & CFL interoperability on basically the same chipset :rolleyes:
https://www.bit-tech.net/features/tech/motherboards/asus-interview-andrew-wu-rog-motherboard-pm/1
7700K to 8700K was a different animal. We knew Coffee Lake was coming next year, but didn't know that Intel would pull it up by three months in response to AMD.

When rumors started circulating about Z370 boards for Coffee Lake coming this year, there were also rumors that Intel is also working on a Z390 chipset to be used with Ice Lake coming next year. Also the rumor that it will be 8 core. These are all rumors, yes; but come on, look at the recent hit rate of them..
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