Tweakers Get Coffee Lake Procs Going on Series 200 and even 100 Chipset Motherboards

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  1. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    true^ (not desktops though) ...they will be 6
     
  2. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Why not? They have branded a 2c/4t as a low power i5 in the past. A 4c/8t could consume less power and almost match the 6c counterparts. A 4c/8t will not be branded i3.
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    the i3 8350k ended (replaced) quad for Core i5 (desktop) ...the naming scheme change thats all.

    Edit: that 8600K is looking real good for me.....I wish everything else is that cheap :(
     
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    Why is this being reposted?

    For anyone planning on commenting please check the previous article's comment section from a few months back. I posted the pinouts for the 200 and 300 series sockets showing why this is only possible with 4/2 core chips. To quickly recap while the physical socket is the same some of the pins that were unused on the 200 series motherboards have now been wired on the 300 series motherboards to supply power to the additional 2 cores. This allows for 6 core chips to be possible on the LGA1151 socket with the tradeoff being raising motherboard wiring complexity and therefore raising motherboard cost. This is why comparable 300 series motherboards are generally more expensive than there 200 series counterparts.
     

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    Your explanation is way to level headed for most in this community. They already have their torches and pitchforks out.
     

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