Intel has officially released details of the long-rumored Z390 chipset official, and confirmed that the overclocking-friendly 390 motherboards will be based on the same chipset silicon that underpins today's H370, B360, and H310 boards.
The Intel Z390 chipset and 8th Generation Intel Core processors will support Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology).
The Z390 boards will support Intel's Integrated Connectivity (CNVi,) wireless modules and native USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports from the chipset.
The platform also offers 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, allowing entusiasts to build systems with two graphics cards with PCIe 3.0 x8 connections or one graphics card and two PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs on a Z390 board.
Z390 boards can have as many as six USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports from the chipset, compared to a maximum of four for H370 and B360. Intel also says Z390 can be tapped for as many as 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, as well as 14 USB 2.0 ports-same as Z370. And of course, the Z390 supports Intel's Optane Memory caching technology.
Intel did not confirm when the Z390 motherboards will launch or whether new processors will be compatible with Z390.