Intel has official launched four brand new chipset variants under its 300 series family of chipsets. Prior to this, the company had earlier only debuted the Z370 chipset, which while beneficial for PC enthusiasts and hardcore gamers, isn’t very adequate for general consumers mainly because of pricing. For those who aren’t aware, Intel’s 300 series chipsets are made to cater for Coffee Lake desktop processors.
Well, this time round, Intel has released four 300 series chipsets that are catered more towards these kind of consumers. To be more specific, Intel has official released the Q370, H370, B360 and H310 chipsets. As expected, neither one of these chipsets support DDR4 and CPU overclocking – that feature is reserved for the company’s “Z-branded” chipsets.
Notable features that come with these chipsets include support for “Wake-On-Voice” for personal assistants (Alexa, Cortana and etc). In addition, all newly introduced chipsets will come with Intel Optane Memory support, except for the low-end H310 chipset. The H310 chipset also doesn’t come with Intel Rapid Storage Technology support as well.
Besides that, Intel’s new 300 series chipsets also support Windows 10 modern standby. This allows for systems to run at lower power states when idle. It’s also worth mentioning that the Q370 chipset is the only one to support Intel’s vPro platform. Regardless, more information can be found on Intel’s official website.