Several months ago, we wrote an article regarding a leak that says Intel’s Z390 motherboards will be made available sometime in second half of 2018. Well, this time round, folks at VideoCardz have discovered a Z390 motherboard being listed on SiSoftware’s database, which may confirm its existence. The motherboard containing the unreleased Intel chipset was made by SuperMicro (C7390-PGW).
It has to be noted, however, that aside from the existence of a SuperMicro Z390 motherboard on SiSoftware’s database, not much else is known regarding the chipset. Despite this, based on previous leaks, consumers can expect motherboards equipped with this high-end chipset to support Intel’s soon to be released 8-core mainstream Coffee Lake-S processors.
Interestingly, the SuperMicro Z390 motherboard was paired with an unnamed, unreleased Intel processor. According to details posted on SiSoftware’s database, this processor features six CPU cores and twelve threads. Besides that, the CPU also boasts clock speeds of 3.32GHz (base) and 3.64GHz (boost) respectively.
Those aside, it’ll be interesting to see what Intel has to offer with its upcoming lineup of Coffee Lake-S processors and Z390 chipset – both of which will most probably be competing against AMD’s upcoming Ryzen offerings (Ryzen 2000?). Either way, as mentioned earlier, consumers can expect both Coffee Lake-S CPUs and Z390-based motherboards to be made available sometime in 2018.