As expected, Processor maker Intel is planning to launch the new Z390 chipset for its high-end Coffee lake processors, a leaked product brief has confirmed.
Meanwhile, the market isn’t short of Z370 motherboards that can be used with Intel Coffee lake, there has not been much of a selection for enthusiasts.
However, over at Anandtech, some reporters managed to get hold of a product brief document, which appeared on the chipmaker’s website over the weekend before it was promptly pulled-down, that describes the planned Z390 chipset in great detail
Z390 will allegedly support both current Coffee Lake and future Cannon Lake CPU and also will come with features such as overclocking and support for Intel Optane.
Cross-Compatible with the Intel 300 Series platform, the chipset can support six USB 3.1 (10Gbps) ports and a wireless networking MAC component for dual 802.11ac WiFi. The latter enables 160MHz wireless bands.Image: Videocardz
Taking a closer look at the reports, it seems like the main selling point of the Z390 is that it combines the features of Intel’s high-end and low-cost chipsets for Coffee Lake. It announced the H370, B360 and H310 in April.
There does not seem to be a great deal of information about pricing at the moment, but the Anandtech report suggests it will start at $130 (around £95).
The chipset is expected to arrive within the coming months.