It looks like things aren’t slowing down at the blue camp. Recent rumours have surfaced regarding Intel partner’s plans to release Z370 motherboards in Q4 2017. The Intel Z370 chipset will, of course, be catering to the company’s upcoming Coffee Lake family of processors.
This recent rumour came from PCGamesN, who claim that a sales representative have mentioned that Z370 motherboards will only be made available in Q4 2017. Knowing this, it would be very likely that Intel too will be debuting its Coffee Lake processors around the same time as well.
Prior to this, the blue company had first debuted its new Core-X series of CPUs, which consists mainly of Core i9 CPUs (Intel’s new high-end CPU segment). Interestingly, there doesn’t seem to be any indication that there will be backwards compatibility between the upcoming Z370 platform and the current X299 chipset.
Expected improvements that may come with Z370 motherboards range mostly on networking upgrades. Meanwhile, Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs are rumoured to consist of CPUs that feature up to six CPU cores. Regardless, we do suggest our dear readers to take this rumour with a grain of salt – at least until we get closer to Q4 2017, when more “credible” rumours will begin to surface.