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ASUS Confirms Z270 Platform Could Be Used With Coffee Lake CPUs

According to ASUS it seems that Intel's new Coffee Lake CPUs could in fact be used with older Z270 motherboards. In an interview with Bit-tech, ASUS ROG motherboard product manager Andrew Wu when asked why the new Coffee Lake CPUs aren't compatible with the previously released Z270 platform said that ASUS themselves could make their Z270 motherboards compatible with Coffee Lake.

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ThinkComputers Podcast #114

In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our reviews of Intel's new 8th Generation Coffee Lake processors and all the new around the platform launch, some good Radeon RX Vega news, and our completed Ultimate RGB Build!

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Intel Core i7-8700K Processor Review

When AMD launched their Ryzen processors back in March things were a little shaky at first with stability and memory issues, which we talked about in our review of the Ryzen 7 1700X. Over time many of those problems were solved with micro-code and BIOS updates and Ryzen proved to be a real contender in the CPU market, even <a href="http://thinkcomputers.wpengine.com/amd-cpu-sales-overtake-intel-for-the-first-time-in-over-a-decade/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">out-selling Intel parts</a> at some major retailers. Needless to say AMD really shook up the Desktop CPU market with their Ryzen processor, offering an alternative to Intel's Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 CPUs. This is the first time in a while we've seen real competition in the CPU market, and we definitely like it! Today Intel is officially launching their 8th Generation Core desktop processors with the Core i7-8700K leading the pack. These processors are Intel's first real response to Ryzen, and we finally have a core-count increase on a mainstream desktop processor! That is right, the Core i7-8700K is a 6-core, 12-thread part! It has a base-clock of 3.7 GHz, boosts up to 4.7 GHz, and being a "K" series processor it is fully unlocked. Let's dive into the new 8th Generation Core Series and see how stacks up against AMD's Ryzen Processors.

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Retail Core i7-8700K Shows Up On GeekBench Database

As we get closer to the October 5th launch of Intel's 8th Generation Core "Coffee Lake" processors many people who have access to these chips are putting them through the paces. Once such retail sample has made its way into the Geekbench database, it is the Core i7-8700K six-core chip running on an EVGA Z370 chipset-based motherboard.

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