Intel could be planning on announcing its new Z390 chipset as early as COMPUTEX 2018. The news comes after German PC distributor, Bluechip Computer, reportedly got wind of both Intel’s and AMD’s chipset roadmap earlier in the month.
Intel drove the nail home when the semi-conductor manufacturer recently went public on its new chipset, releasing the full product brief online.
The Z390 will replace the current Z370 as Intel’s top-of-the-line chipset. In essence, the chipset will support both the current and future Coffee Lake processors, along with Optane memory. It’s also highly possible that Intel’s announcement of its new chipset could be in preparation of its yet-to-be-announced 8-cores, 16-threads Coffee Lake-S CPU.
To be fair, Intel itself hasn’t given any confirmation on whether they will be launching the Z390 during COMPUTEX 2018, so until an official announcement has been made, do take this news with a large pinch of salt. COMPUTEX 2018 is slated to run from 5 June 2018 till 9 June 2018.