Friday, July 27th 2018

ASRock Offers Confirmation for 8-core CPU Support on Intel's H310-based Motherboards

If there's something we hardware enthusiasts know is this: there's a lot of information - and confirmation - on a single sticker, in a single product. Fresh out of a leak from Videocardz, ASRock have seemingly confirmed two expectations (we can't really call them rumours by now). First, that there are actually 8-core Intel CPUs incoming, looking to hold the fort against AMD's Ryzen 2000 series and Zen 2 CPUs when they launch. Second, that these 8-core CPUs won't be exclusive to the Z370... ehrm... Z390 chipset Intel will launch alongside its 9th Gen processors. So, users will (apparently; be mindful of your sodium chloride, people) be able to pair a cheap H310 motherboard and an expensive Intel 8-core CPU - seems like loads of system configuration war fun from now on, doesn't it?
Source: Videocardz
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18 Comments on ASRock Offers Confirmation for 8-core CPU Support on Intel's H310-based Motherboards

#1
Caring1
That looks fake.
I fail to see where Asrock offered confirmation, all I see is a dodgy pic from Videocardz
I did have a look at BIOS updates on their site and the current listing for a H310cm has a very recent update on the 23/07/2018 for new 8th Gen CPU's, so unless the 8 core units are 8th Gen .....
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#2
iO
"I love the smell of burnt VRMs in the morning"

But maybe Intel plans a low power 8 core part which would be a little less stupid if being paired with such low end boards.
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#3
randomUser
Caring1
That looks fake.
I fail to see where Asrock offered confirmation, all I see is a dodgy pic from Videocardz
I did have a look at BIOS updates on their site and the current listing for a H310cm has a very recent update on the 23/07/2018 for new 8th Gen CPU's, so unless the 8 core units are 8th Gen .....
Why would anyone release a BIOS update for new 8th gen cpu support, when all of the 8th gen cpus are already out.
Of course its for the 9xxx series. I would assume it's like 8.5th generation.
Nobody really thinks of them as 9th generation that why this update is named such.
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#4
Raendor
Oh, so z170/z270 were not capable of handling 6 core cpus, but H310 is capable of housing 8-core ones? Great, very logical.
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#5
ppn
Socket pinout is compatible, and it just works. I have had 2500K 95 watt cpu on H61 and nothing burned. Nothing is stopping 9700K from functioning properly on H310. It will throtlle to base 3.6 all the time under load, but other than that 4 phases works for 95watts.
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#6
chaosmassive
it simply doesn't make any sense to plug 8 cores CPU on H310
the BOM cost is not feasible to put additional VRM components considering it is low end chipset

ppn
Socket pinout is compatible, and it just works. I have had 2500K 95 watt cpu on H61 and nothing burned. Nothing is stopping 9700K from functioning properly on H310. It will throtlle to base 3.6 all the time under load, but other than that 4 phases works for 95watts.
your 2500K worked as any other 2x00 locked 4 cores,
so it will consume power within H61 board specification which have weak VRM.
now we are looking at 8 cores, so Asrock do its BIOS magic on their H310 board or else..KABOOM !
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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
chaosmassive
it simply doesn't make any sense to plug 8 cores CPU on H310
the BOM cost is not feasible to put additional VRM components considering it is low end chipset
At the end of the day it is going to be up to the manufacturer to qualify and support the processors.

Just because you can put it in the board doesn't mean you should. This is why CPU support lists exist. AsRock already feel comfortable enough with their VRM design on their H310 boards to allow up to 95w CPUs, so if it is true that Intel managed to keep the 9900K at 95w, I don't see an issue. However, if say it goes to 105w, AsRock might decide to leave it off the CPU Support list. They can still include the 9900 non-K in the CPU support list if it was 95w though.

Manufactures have done this plenty of times in the past.
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#8
E-curbi
Oh Geez, 9900K, 9700K on H310?

I'd go 9900K/9700K high bin from Siliconlottery and only with an ROG Maximus 11 Apex or Maximus 11 Extreme.

Would not even attempt extreme clocks with the Maximus 11 Hero, but that's just me, M11H will probably be fine with 5.0, 5.1 daily.

Hanging with my 8086K 6-cores 12-threads at a daily 5.4Ghz stable, it does just fine.

One of my word processing apps Final Draft 10 moves the 8086K to 5.4Ghz from "speedstep idle" WHILE TYPING! LOLOLOLOL love that CPU!

:roll:

All on Noctua Good Air!
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#9
dj-electric
... @E-curbi i'm not even sure anymore what to expect from people on the internet.
I am usually a man of many words... yet I just can't find any at the moment...
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#10
Totally
At least with this photoshop they tried to screwed up on the perspective. The left and right side of the 8 core sticker are the same size when the right side should be slightly narrower. As you move from left to right the gap between the 8 core sticker and the Intel H130/Intel core stickers widens where it should remain constant. The lack of glare. Gamma seems off. Annnnnd finally I don't ever remember ever have seen a sticker touting the number of cores a CPU has. EVER. Those type of stickers usually say supports "family/generation" cpus or something along those lines.
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#11
GoldenX
If this is true, it's good news.
People, before releasing a motherboard, the chipset specs dictates what is needed, so there is no more "boom" fiascos now-days.
Will it thermal throttle with an i7/i9? Yeah. Is it because of the (on spec) motherboard's VRMs or the crappy heatsink+ IHS toothpaste? ehhhh.
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#12
E-curbi
dj-electric
... @E-curbi i'm not even sure anymore what to expect from people on the internet.
I am usually a man of many words... yet I just can't find any at the moment...
LOL, it's a pretty sweet 8086K, but I did not get lucky. I bought it from Siliconlottery already binned at 5.3Ghz. :)

Ok, maybe the 5.4Ghz stable was a bit lucky with Noctua C14S cooling. And the 5.5Ghz boot.
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#13
GoldenX
You know, siliconlotery could start selling Ryzens and Threadrippers.
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#14
dj-electric
E-curbi
LOL, it's a pretty sweet 8086K, but I did not get lucky. I bought it from Siliconlottery already binned at 5.3Ghz. :)

Ok, maybe the 5.4Ghz stable was a bit lucky with Noctua C14S cooling. And the 5.5Ghz boot.
Looks mega stable at 46 seconds system idle uptime dude. Keep it up :) sure is the fastest chip out there. Hope you enjoy :) :)
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E-curbi
dj-electric
Looks mega stable at 46 seconds system idle uptime dude. Keep it up :) sure is the fastest chip out there. Hope you enjoy :):)
It's not stable at 5.5Ghz, I was just playing around. LOL

At least not yet. Maybe with an updated 1603 Asus "8086K specific" bios and better cooling, so far I'm only stable at 5.4Ghz, but it's for work so not sure if I want to push the chip at 1.54volts to attempt 5.5 stability.

Some enthusiasts are already there, 8086K 5.5 stable and 5.6 boots but they are running water loops, mine is so far just air-cooled.

Have rads and res and pump all ready to go, just waiting on the M11E to launch and complete my loop. My build is a bit ugly, but that's ok, it's for work and only uses 2 fans CPU GPU both tuned down to inaudible. Adding 6 more fans and pump noise, not certain if it's worth it really for 5.5 stable. May just test the CPU on a bench, then back in my work rig and be happy running at 5.4Ghz on air. :)

Here's my Batman work rig. First page is being redone, the rest of the thread has great information I learned along the way.

https://www.overclock.net/forum/380-case-labs/1673681-batman-s-mercury-s8-work-computer.html
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#16
Skylinestar
Bring bclk oc and you win my heart again.
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#17
Vayra86
E-curbi
LOL, it's a pretty sweet 8086K, but I did not get lucky. I bought it from Siliconlottery already binned at 5.3Ghz. :)

Ok, maybe the 5.4Ghz stable was a bit lucky with Noctua C14S cooling. And the 5.5Ghz boot.
1.456v. LOL Enjoy it while it lasts, better take more pics fast.

5.4 Ghz 'stable' he says. On air at this voltage. Keep fooling yourself ;) Unless you live in a freezer.
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#18
R-T-B
GoldenX
You know, siliconlotery could start selling Ryzens and Threadrippers.
They did for a bit.

Raendor
Oh, so z170/z270 were not capable of handling 6 core cpus, but H310 is capable of housing 8-core ones? Great, very logical.
It's more about power pincount issues with that socket than anything VRM related...
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