Motherboard chipset Intel Z270 can still work with CPU Coffee Lake. But will not
A couple of weeks ago we told you about how Intel made the processors Coffee Lake is incompatible with motherboards for CPU of previous generations. We will remind, the essence of the issue is the greater number of contacts for supplying voltage VCC from the new processors.
But now we can safely say that actually this is not an insurmountable obstacle for compatibility with older motherboards and new processors.
As told by the product Manager of Asus, Andrew Wu (Andrew Wu), the main reason for incompatibility — Intel. Simply put, marketing. Yes, the Core of the eighth generation really is different from its predecessors, however, these issues could be addressed. According to the representative of Asus, the company can ensure the compatibility of motherboards based on the chipset with CPU Intel Z270 Coffee Lake. For this you need a BIOS update and updating the Management Engine, as Intel «somehow blocked the work».
Unfortunately, all this information is interesting from a purely theoretical point of view, because probably no company in practice will not be able to implement support for new CPU on the old boards.