Well that didn’t take long, now did it? Leaks have surfaced regarding upcoming Z370 motherboards from both ASRock and MSI. These motherboards are, of course, made to cater for Intel’s upcoming 8th generation (Coffee Lake) desktop-grade processors. For those who are unaware: Z370 motherboards are aimed at the mainstream market, while “B” series mainboards are made for the low-end segment.
That aside, let’s first take a look at what ASRock has to offer. According to VideoCardz, ASRock will be launching at least six different Z370 motherboards in Q4 2017. These are the Z370 Killer SLI/ac, Z370 Extreme4, Z370 Pro4, Z370 Taichi, Z370M Pro4, and Z370M-ITX/ac. Surprisingly, ASRock’s upcoming lineup of Z370 mainboards also consists of micro-ATX motherboards (Z370M Pro4 and Z370M-ITX/ac).
Next up is the beastly Z370 motherboard from MSI called the Z370 Godlike Gaming. Folks at VideoCardz have noted that this motherboard will be endowed with 18 power phases, four PCIe slots (reinforced), five M.2 slots, WiFi antennas, MSI’s Xtreme Audio DAC and of course, tons of LED elements.
Unfortunately, aside from their respective photos, key information like release date, specifications, and pricing of both MSI’s and ASRock’s Z370 motherboards were not detailed in this leak. That said, knowing how Intel is rumoured to release the Core i7-8700K on 5 October 2017, consumers can expect both companies to reveal the aforementioned details very soon.