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Intel CPU packaging confirms 300-series requirement

by on21 August 2017

New desktop CPUs will need the new chipset

As it officially announced its new 8th Generation Core CPUs, Intel has also released official pictures of the upcoming 8th Generation desktop CPUs, which confirm the requirement for a completely new 300-series chipset.

Although this was already leaked earlier by Asrock, the official box art confirms that upcoming 8th Gen Core desktop CPUs will be coming with 6-cores, with Hyper-Threading support for the Core i7 series, as well as the fact that these will require an Intel 300 Series chipset-based motherboard in order to work.

This is both a big surprise and a big disappointment considering that these use the same LGA1151 socket.

It is still not clear if the 300-series chipset motherboards are backward compatible with "older" Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs but one thing is clear, upcoming 8th Generation Core desktop CPUs will need a new motherboard.

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