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Coffee Lake i7-8700k z170/z270 Compatibility

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As stated above, AsRock says z270 will not support Coffee Lake.

 

I was about to upgrade to z270 with an i5-7600K (still rocking my 3570K) in hope to get a 8XXX in the future but now that's over the bridge.

 

I really don't know what to do, the x299 platform seems rushed - hence overclockers reporting problems with boards that have only 8 pin power line to CPU and users reporting capacitors exploding for no reason, and yet the motherboards are ABSURDLY expensive right now.

 

Oh well, I might way a little longer... hate this.

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24 minutes ago, fleps said:

As stated above, AsRock says z270 will not support Coffee Lake.

 

I was about to upgrade to z270 with an i5-7600K (still rocking my 3570K) in hope to get a 8XXX in the future but now that's over the bridge.

 

I really don't know what to do, the x299 platform seems rushed - hence overclockers reporting problems with boards that have only 8 pin power line to CPU and users reporting capacitors exploding for no reason, and yet the motherboards are ABSURDLY expensive right now.

 

Oh well, I might way a little longer... hate this.

 

I'd love to see links to these incidents of "capacitors exploding". 

 

You may want to wait just a bit longer and go with newer 1151 boards once they've been thoroughly reviewed. 


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41 minutes ago, fleps said:

...and users reporting capacitors exploding for no reason

Woah.  When and where did that happen?


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I saw a few report on forums, one guy reported a TUF Mark 1 on Tom'shardware forum asking what could cause it (it was a new setup, he was not even running OC). He just sent it to warranty.

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Just now, fleps said:

I saw a few report on forums, one guy reported a TUF Mark 1 om Tom'shardware

 

That's the only report out there.  I saw that one too.  Do you have links to the others?

 

By the way, I assure you that at least one board from every platform in history has had some type of exploding capacitor issue.  It happens on motherboards, GPUs and many other things and is no way specific to x299 as you are implying.

 

 


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19 minutes ago, done12many2 said:

You may want to wait just a bit longer and go with newer 1151 boards once they've been thoroughly reviewed. 

You are probably right. I like the LGA2066 but where I live the cheaper MB cost double the price of a z270 one, even more than a I7 7740X. Ridiculous.

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3 minutes ago, done12many2 said:

 

That's the only report out there.  I saw that one too.  Do you have links to the others?

 

By the way, I assure you that at least one board from every platform in history has had some type of exploding capacitor issue.  It happens on motherboards, GPUs and many other things and is no way specific to x299 as you are implying.

 

 

I was just pointing that for motherboards that cost absurdly more than the z270 (at least where I live) this is something I personally don't see as a good sign, it seems "rushed".

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30 minutes ago, fleps said:

You are probably right. I like the LGA2066 but where I live the cheaper MB cost double the price of a z270 one, even more than a I7 7740X. Ridiculous.

HEDT boards are expensive.  x99 was expensive, x299 is expensive, and AMD's x399 is equally expensive.  That's just the way it is.


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True

 

I guess the best now is to wait the 300 series / CoffeeLake next month(?), so you can upgrade to a CannonLake next year as it appears they will be on the same chipset/socket configuration.

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I heard ASRock or was it Biostar? Cannot remember but one of them confirmed it was incompatible with Z270 boards... :<


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Short answer is no, but theoretically the quad-core parts should work with no issues tough it might be some with the 6-core parts.


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Don't know if people already know, but on top of ASRock's own confirmation, Intel themselves have already flat-out stated that Coffee Lake chips will only be compatible with the Z370 chipset.

 

In theory, if you have the right BIOS, then having CFL work on Z170/Z270 motherboards is totally possible. It isn't because there've been fundamental technical changes because there hasn't been any. What Coffee Lake is is that it's a refresh of a refresh (Kaby Lake) with more cores/threads.

 

So rest in peace Z270 chipset... 2017 - 2017


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7 hours ago, HKZeroFive said:

2017 - 2017

This is so stupid it changes even faster than iphones.

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I saw an article from AsRock about 2 weeks ago saying it will be in theroy a 1151v2 socket so from what i believe its basically if you want the new chip then new mobo is required which if correct is a shame.

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It gets better. Up until recently I could only find reports that the i3 8350k was working on Z170 boards, but there are a few folks here reporting success with the 8700K on Asrock Z170 boards: https://community.hwbot.org/topic/175489-asrock-z170-mocf-lives-on-coffee-lake-mods/

 

Makes me wonder what the PCIe compatibility is like. Will this mod still allow me to use my m.2 slot, for instance.

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