Coffee Lake Not Supported by Intel’s 200-Series Motherboards

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  1. dean469

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    Coffee Lake Not Supported by Intel’s 200-Series Motherboards

    Don't know if it's ok to do this but http://www.anandtech.com/show/11687/coffee-lake-not-supported-by-intels-200series-motherboards

    In a stunning bit of Twitter, the ASRock Twitter feed @ASRockInfo has stated that Coffee Lake, Intel’s 8th Generation Core processors, will not be supported on the current generation of 200-series motherboards.

    No***65292;Coffee Lake CPU is not compatibilble with 200 series motherboards.
    — ASRock (@ASRockInfo) July 31, 2017


    http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/co...t-be-compatible-with-series-200-chipsets.html
     
  2. RzrTrek

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  4. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    And here I was seriously considering selling my Skylake i5 and switching to the 6-core i5. I have no idea why I thought Intel would allow three CPU generations to be used with a single chipset, the socket compatibility aside. History certainly doesn't support such foolishly optimistic notions. Sure, rumours have been repeating that possibility for a long time, but as we all know by now, after Hilbert has said it quite a few times, Intel couldn't care less about press or tech sites anymore, so nothing concerning Intel is official (trustworthy) information before the news site managers (and everybody else) can actually read the stuff from Intel's own web site.
     

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    mo' money
     
  6. cryohellinc

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    Part of massive scheme. Not only they bribe, but I am also certain to boost sales of Mobo's for every new Intel processor.

    DISGUSTING. :bugeye: To be Honest, I thought that now that AMD has given them hell on all fronts Intel will stop this disgusting practice and use the same socket all the way for couple next years. However no, they are still doing the same mistakes.

    Well better for AMD. My next build for myself will be Ryzen, question is when as i'm waiting for Ryzen Pro and Ryzen 2, want to see what will happen with those. Recently I've made Ryzen 1800x workstation at my work, and have to say its fantastic for its price.

    Go AMD.
     
  7. Tuoni

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    In this case it's not a socket change but a chipset change :)
    Why... all about the money ofc.
     
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    They called Wallet/ripper for a reason...
     
  9. Hilbert Hagedoorn

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    Haha, Walletripper, gotta remember that one :)
     
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    Because they can...
     

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    ah this.. if only ryzen came out a month earlier i would be rocking a 1800x now, but alas my itchy fingers pulled the trigger on a 7700k..

    i wish for AMD's success although I have not used one since the Sempron days :D
     
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    Why are people moaning about them changing socket so often, there is no need to upgrade that often anyway. Even brand new games recommend a core i7 3770 and thats over 5 years old. There are other things than gaming obviously but id say i'd upgrade a processor every 4 years and GPU every 18 months.
     
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    I'm fairly certain that the number of pins and the name of the socket is going to stay the same, they're just gonna move the notches on the socket because reasons...
     
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    Yes,good one.

    They are one of the WalletRipper of the tech industry. :)
     
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    Recommended hardware for games is usually a big BS.

    This is gold, accurate $hintel description for the past 10 years.

    You guys expected the same socket? ahahah :banana:

    Wouldn't it be easy to give the motherboard another 50 or 100 more pins and arrange the CPU's so they would work (but with new features disabled perhaps) allowing for at least 3 generations upgrades? Ya, but $hintel needs your money!

    Sincerely looking for a used i7 3770 and waiting for Ryzen 2. The cost of a new system isn't worth for me now.
     

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    Yeah, I too am baffled that people are expecting the same socket to be around longer than one generation. Whenever I bought a new intel rig I was always aware of needing a new mainboard, most of the time you at least got some new features like PCIe 3.0, USB3.0 or something similar out of it.

    There have been exceptions of the rule (Haswell - Broadwell for instance), but that's simply because Broadwell was merely an updated Haswell chip.
     
  17. Size_Mick

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    If there are no other technical reasons besides that intel doesn't *want* these CPUs to run on 200 (or dare I say it, 100) series chipsets, then maybe some company can come up with an adapter module or something, like in the olden days.
     
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    there wont adapter
    not sure if there technical level difficulty, such each socket pin work different etc.
    but basically intel support mobo maker to produce new mobo, which is give good sales for mobo maker... mobo maker happy = good relation/promotion

    some people might think, people will keep buying the old mobo with upgrade
    but that means people that already have, for example 200-series wont change their mobo with coffee lake
     
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    I'm not defending this move however. How many people upgrade their PC core components more often than 4 years? Honestly I would want a new Motherboard by then. Granted som on SKL and KBL would like 6:12 but really it would have been a small number. I have had my Sandybridge for what almost 8 years now. No way would I want or expect the motherboard and RAM to be compatible with new tech.
     
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    X299 was a huge mess. It's better for Coffee Lake processors to not fit on those motherboards imo.
     

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