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A bit simplistic. Intel has had 6 cores for a long time, maybe they had some designs for mainstream in the background, maybe they modified the HEDT chip, they've known ryzen would be 6 cores plus for a long time, so probably had some designs in the background for years.
You think it's jsut a coincidence intel brings out these chips just after ryzen drops, i doubt it. They don't just pull chips out of thier ass they are a progression on previous designs.

Coffee Lake has been rumored to be six cores for over a year now, way before it was known Ryzen would offer 8 and 6 cores. If they knew about it Kaby Lake don't you think they would have released Kaby Lake as 6 core to beat AMD to it and compete directly and without a few months delay?
Also CFL will not be a modified 7800X, that's based on Skylake and is a cut down 10 core chip. And it's not just a simple progression of Kaby as those are native 4 core chips. This has been in planned for a while. I will agree if you say the apparent 2017 release is a reaction to Ryzen but not the CPU itself.
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Quite a lot of posts here. Lots of speculation of Z270 and Coffee Lake compatibility.

Has it been confirmed if the Coffee Lake will or will not work on some Z270 boards? I do understand it is Intel and chances are probably pretty slim, but I figured it's worth asking.
 
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Quite a lot of posts here. Lots of speculation of Z270 and Coffee Lake compatibility.

Has it been confirmed if the Coffee Lake will or will not work on some Z270 boards? I do understand it is Intel and chances are probably pretty slim, but I figured it's worth asking.
Sure, don't hesitate to ask here.

It's never been neither confirmed nor refuted. Despite many websites making their own theories most of the leaks so far only show LGA1151 as the socket and nothing more. It may as well be compatible (Intel feels the danger, wants to keep customers) or not (Intel wants to make money/technically impossible to keep the socket). We can hope Coffee Lake isn't playing a Broadwell part here (closed support for Z87 chipset).
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Indeed. I would love for it to be compatible. It would make me feel that much more 'fine' with my system for a few years to come (or until the itch to upgrade again hits).

If not, I'll 'settle' on my 4c/8t system for the next 2-3 years. As someone who uses their PC to game 90% of the time, Ryzen just isn't worth it to me to say I have 6/8c & 12/16t.
 
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leak has shown it works on z270 and like z170 support same cpus, there will be compatibility at least on higher end models
post #186 of 5964
I don't think you can say "it will work" on z270 and z170, but it's definitely looking like it will work, at least on z270. Of course, it will depend on whether your mobo manufacturer provides and updated bios.

Also, did everyone see the leaks yesterday, later in the day, suggesting a 4.3 GHz boost speed? If true, that bodes very well for this chip. Getting excited about this one!
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If 8700K works on my Z270 -mobo, I say yes, 1 here.

Delidded + at least 5Ghz would be nice. But my SC performance drops then .. so, life is redface.gif
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Eta release date? And compatible motherboards, socked and chipset names?
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so, life is redface.gif

First world problems... rolleyes.gifthumb.gif

Based on reviews of gaming with 7800x and 7820x, I'm waiting to rebuild until I see what CL brings to the table. Also not happy about the intel HEDT CPU pigeon poop debacle and VRM temps with X299. mad.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Eta release date? And compatible motherboards, socked and chipset names?

All we know so far is ETA - August/September, Z370 chipset . Everything else regarding motherboard compatibility and socket are rumors until announced.

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