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Will this MOBO support Intel's new 8 core processors?

Here's a link to the MOBO I'd like to get and curious if it'd be futureproof, enough so that it'll most likely be compatible with Intel's new 8 core processors which are supposed to keep out in the near future. I didn't know if anyone had heard what requirements the new Intel processors would have regarding motherboards.

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-Motherboard-GA-Z97X-Gaming-G1/dp/B00KE8BDVS/ref=psdc9_t1_B00KYCSCO0_B00KE8BDVS
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    If you're talking about Haswell-e (hexa and octa core) due to come out this year, then no, they support LGA 2011-3 socket and the MoBo you linked is LGA1150.

    But if you're talking about Broadwell, due to come in 2014 or Q2 2015, then yes this MoBo would support the 5th gen. the i7 will have quad core with hyperthreads making it a 8 core performance (like the current i7s).

    Also Broadwell will most likely not support DDR4 (other than server platforms) while the Haswell e will.
  2. Okay thank you MeteorsRaining, I meant the new Broadwell CPU's coming out later. Sorry, I should have been more specific but I couldn't remember then name of the line of processors but I knew someone smart would come along and help me out!
  3. No it won't. That is a Socket LGA 1150 board, while the only 8 core Intels in sight are the Haswell-E processors, which will be LGA 2011-3. (Mind that none of these boards have been released as yet, look out for them from September onwards)
  4. Thanks Mac, but I wasn't thinking about the Haswell-e processors. I mostly use my PC for gaming so I'm always watching for the latest and greatest advancement in computer technology.
  5. Matthew-san said:
    Okay thank you MeteorsRaining, I meant the new Broadwell CPU's coming out later. Sorry, I should have been more specific but I couldn't remember then name of the line of processors but I knew someone smart would come along and help me out!


    Glad to help! Happy gaming :)
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