- Sep 6, 2013
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- Athens, Greece
|System Name||3 systems: Gaming / Internet / HTPC|
|Processor||Intel i5 4460 / Athlon 3000G / A6 7400K|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z97 Extreme6 / MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max / ASUS FM2+|
|Cooling||Modified AM2 Asetek MicroChill / AMD stock / CoolerMaster TX2|
|Memory||16GB Kingston KHX1866C10D3 / 16GB G.Skill Aegis DDR4-3200MHz / 8GB Kingston 2400MHz (DDR3)|
|Video Card(s)||XFX RX 580 8GB + GT 620 (PhysX)/ Vega 3 / A6 7400K iGPU|
|Storage||Intel NVMe 500GB, Samsung NVMe 250GB + more / Kingston 240GB + more / Samsung SSD 120GB|
|Display(s)||Samsung LE32D550 32'' TV(2 systems connected) / 19'' monitor + projector|
|Case||Sharkoon Rebel 12 / Sharkoon Rebel 9 / Xigmatek Midguard|
|Power Supply||Chieftec 850W / Sharkoon 650W / Seasonic 400W|
|Mouse||CoolerMaster / Rapoo / Logitech|
|Keyboard||CoolerMaster / Microsoft / Logitech|
The integrated GPU is IDENTICAL in Kaby Lake and Coffe Lake.Failing on GPU check sounds like they had to change something to make UHD/4K output work properly. This is the new feature on the UHD Graphics bits.
The thing is that Intel board probably have a fight about how they would market the Coffee Lake CPUs. Throwing 6 cores on a mid range platform and latter 8 cores, letting also consumers make their choices freely, probably made many in the board unhappy and probably they where stressing that many who would buy a 6 or 8 core processor, would not upgrade again for 5 years or more. That means a beautiful, financially, 2017 and disastrous financial years to follow.
So what do you do? Considering that motherboards are what usually fails after some time, or what usually updates with more features today, they decided to implement various platform locks that will force people to upgrade the whole cpu+motherboard package, not just one of those. You have a Kaby Lake i7 and your motherboard fails? What do you do? Buy a 370 motherboard and use your Kaby? Buy an old 270 and use your Kaby? I think the temptation of selling your Kaby and going for a 6core/8core Coffee will be high. With Intel denying you the first option and the second option looking like "one of the same", you force yourself with the only "logical" option. A new CPU and motherboard. The same if your Kaby CPU fails. Would you really go out and buy a new Kaby i7? I think not. Buy a new Coffee Lake i5 or i7 and put it on your perfectly functional 270 motherboard? Sorry, Intel says no. In the end it is a "win win" situation for Intel, considering that the majority of consumers will find just any existing or non existing, logical or not logical excuse, to choose Intel over AMD.