8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake CPU and Z370 Motherboard Reviews
Bohs Hansen / 9 months ago
Intel is ready with their latest platform and we have a whole list of reviews ready for you. Not only do we have two of the new Coffee Lake processors tested, we also have 7 motherboard reviews.
Intel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 12-Thread CPU
Intel’s Core i7-8700K processor comes with six cores and twelve threads. The base clock is 3.7GHz and it has a turbo up to 4.7GHz. Within the processor is a 12MB cache, supports up to 64GB DDR4 2666 memory, and it has 16 PCIe lames. Naturally, it is Optane ready and comes with a 95W TDP.
Intel Core i5-8400 6-Core 6-Thread CPU
Intel’s Core i5-8400 is a non-hyperthreaded CPU with six cores and six threads. The base clock is a modest 2.8GHz, but the boost clock goes up to 4.7GHz. It comes with 9MB cache, has the same memory support as its bigger brother, but a smaller TDP of 65W. It also features the same 16 PCIe lanes.
ASRock Z370 Fatal1ty Gaming K6
ASRock Z370 Killer SLI
ASRock Z370 Extreme 4
Equipped with the upgraded 1151 socket for 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake, the K6 is packed full of high-end features. It supports quad-SLI and 3-way CrossFireX for extreme gaming builds. You’ll also find very high-quality sound hardware, negating the need for external sound processing. There’s a huge amount of storage options, including M.2 and Optane support. If that wasn’t enough, there’s dual LAN too, which certainly couldn’t hurt if you’re a serious online gamer.
ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming
The ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming might be a small motherboard, but it comes with a full set of features. Support for the new generation processors, onboard M.2 heat sink, Aura Sync RGB, dual M.2 slots, and a SupremeFX audio solution.
ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming
The ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming comes with the same basic features as the smaller brother, but it isn’t limited to that. As a full-size ATX motherboard, there’s room for more PCIe slots, more SATA ports, and more onboard headers.
ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming
TUF is ASUS’ tough series and the Z370-Pro Gaming lives up to that in design and features. DTS Custom Audio, a nice assortment of voltage protection systems, and high-end components such as TUF Chokes, and MOSFETs. Add to that Xpert 4 fan control and in M.2 storage, and you’ve got a pretty complete package.
Gigabyte Auros Z370 Ultra Gaming
This one is from Aorus, the flagship gaming moniker from Gigabyte. The Ultra Gaming is, as you might have guessed, a gaming-focused motherboard. It features support for multiple graphics cards, high-performance memory, overclocking of the CPU, and blazing fast storage solutions. So let’s dive in and take a closer look at what it has to offer.