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Intel Coffee Lake CPU’s not compatible with current motherboards

Motherboard manufacturer ASRock confirmed on Twitter that Intel’s new six-core Coffee Lake CPU’s will not support motherboards using the Z270/170 chipset.

Earlier this week, the specifications for the i7-8700K, i5-8600K, and i5-8400 were leaked, and were listed as using the LGA 1151 socket. This is the same socket used by Skylake and Kaby Lake chips, and fit on Z270/170 motherboards. This move by Intel forces those who would want to upgrade their existing Skylake/Kaby Lake processor to a Coffee Lake one, to buy an entirely new motherboard.

Joey graduated with a degree in Digital Filmmaking from the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde last March 2017. A filmmaker by heart, he has since put aside cinema to focus on his other passion, technology. PCs, mechanical keyboards, audio, cameras, and gaming are among his biggest tech interests.

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3 Responses

  1. Tuldok says:

    Thank you Intel for making my decision to switch to AMD Ryzen much easier. No buyer’s remorse!

  2. deli says:

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper all the way!

  3. c says:

    Thank you intel but no thanks for killing these well working motherboards!

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