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Intel B360 Chipset for 8th Gen Coffee Lake Chips Surfaces in SiSoftware

Discussion in 'News' started by Raevenlord, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Raevenlord

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    Intel's Coffee Lake launch has shown the telltale signs of a product that wasn't originally planned to launch as early as it did. Intel's decision to pull the release date of Coffee Lake based CPUs - and its accompanying platform - have translated into an overall lack of availability for the latest Intel core processors, and a staggered launch for their platform chipsets, with only the higher-tier Z370 being available for motherboard designs as of writing.

    It's expected that Intel's lower tier chipsets, such as the B360 chipset, will only be released during the first quarter of 2018. However, a recent leak that has surfaced in Sisoftware's Official Live Ranker has revealed a SuperMicro C7B360-CB-M board. following SuperMicro's known naming scheme, it's a somewhat "in your face" statement that this is a B360 chipset test board, in the Micro-ATX form-factor. The fact that this board has surfaced already (and especially considering SuperMicro's Z370 board, SuperMicro's C7Z370-CG-L, surfaced just 85 days before the platform launch) could point towards an earlier than expected release time-frame for B360 boards. It's arguable that this Intel generation is the one that offers itself the most to budget chipset offerings, considering Intel's Core i5 8400's placement as one of the best bang-for-buck CPUs from the Intel field in a long while.

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    Sources: SiSoftware, via Videocardz
     
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    I wouldn't necessarily count on earlier-than-expected release. Supermicro often works closely with Intel and announces boards earlier than everyone, it seems. But they can also be late on release. Like the x299 isn't released yet, even though all the marketing has been out for awhile (it's coming sometime next month, I think).
     
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    Ok, this exactly the same naming of chipsets is getting ridiculous. AMD B350, Intel B360. Really? Like X299 and X399 wasn't enough already to add to confusion...
     
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    Well... usual stuff... many Annas, Evas, Christinas etc... get used to it.
     
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    You forgot Mary.
     
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    Yeah that is a really poor decision from AMD. Kind of childish really.
     
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    From what i know, H370 and B360 boards are being pushed out much earlier then some expected them to be
     
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    I haven't had any ex named Mary :roll:.
     
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    Supermicro is cozy with em all, seems like a lovely bunch.
    They're always early on every new generation of chips regardless of brand :)
     
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    Wouldn't be without Ryzen.

    This naming scheme is so stupid and confusing to many basic customers.
     
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    It's not like you can buy the cpu to put in them anyway.
     
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    It'd be nice if they got a Ryzen board out there. I think they're planning EPYC, but nothing else. I'm not totally against the Taiwan brands or anything, but it'd be nice to see more brands than the usual big ones (ASUS, MSI, etc).
     

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