Everything You Need To Know About Intel’s Coffee Lake

Update, 10/9/17, 8:30am PT: Added links to our CPU price watch article, the gaming benchmarks cheat sheet article, and MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming motherboard review. 10/5/17, 6:55am PT: Added link to the full Core i7-8700K review. 10/2/17, 8:15pm PT: Added some more motherboard stories. Original article, 9/30/17, 6:50am PT:

The launch of Intel’s latest (8th generation) Core processors, Coffee Lake, is here, and we’ve been busily covering it from a variety of angles. We’ll continue to do so as we learn more details about everything from gaming performance to thermals. We’re collecting all of that here, so to stay current on all things Coffee Lake, bookmark this page and wait for the updates to roll in.

Our first full Coffee Lake review (the flagship Core i7-8700K) is now live. Earlier, we tracked down the key details, including pricing. We’ve also learned an unfortunate reality for many users: Coffee Lake will not run in Z270 motherboards, so an upgrade to these 8th gen chips means a new (Z370) motherboard, too.

Speaking of the new motherboards launching alongside Coffee lake, we’re tracking all of those, too. Right now, we’ve published information on the Z370 mobos from Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte, ECS, MSI, and Biostar. And of course, we'll also be reviewing them in due course.

We’ve also taken a look at a spec-by-spec comparison of both Coffee Lake to the previous (7th-gen) Core processors, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake to the exciting AMD Ryzen lineup.

For your convenience, here’s a link dump:

Reviews:

Intel Coffee Lake Gaming Results: Core i5-8600K Cheat Sheet
Intel Core i5-8600K Review: Coffee Lake's Jolting Value
Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 Motherboard Review
Intel Core i7-8700K Review: Coffee Lake Brews A Great Gaming CPU
Intel Coffee Lake Gaming Results: i7-8700K Cheat Sheet
MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming Coffee Lake Motherboard Review

News:

MSI Finally Details Its Pro Line Of Z370 Motherboards

Shortages Plague Intel's Coffee Lake Launch

No, Coffee Lake Will Not Run In Z270 Motherboards (And Here’s Why)

Intel Coffee Lake Vs. Kaby Lake: A Side-By-Side Comparison

Intel Coffee Lake Vs. Ryzen: A Side-By-Side Comparison

Asrock Rolls Out A Slew Of New Z370 Motherboards

Asus Jumps On The Z370 Motherboard Train

Gigabyte Debuts Six New Aorus Z370 Motherboards

ECS Unsheathed Its Z370-Lightsaber Motherboard

MSI Cooking Up A Baker's Dozen Z370 Motherboards

Biostar Ready For Intel Coffee Lake With Two Z370 Motherboards

EVGA Launches Z370 Motherboards

G.Skill Greets Coffee Lake With New DDR4 Specs

Intel Coffee Lake Coming October 5, Here Are The Details

Stay tuned for more, friends; it’s getting caffeinated in here.

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  • elbert
    Will the 300 series support older 1151 CPU's? I looked on the ASRock site and they only have the coffee lake CPU's in the support list. Say if someone has a 100 series board with a 6600K going will the Z370 support the 6600K?
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  • FritzEiv
    Intel has told us no, the 300-series boards will not support older CPUs. We are getting some more specifics on this, and will report them when we know more.
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  • elbert
    Cool Thanks.
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