- Jan 8, 2011
The chipset doesn't influence the CPUs that the board can support. It's the socket pinout and BIOS/firmware.
If the 8 core CPU is called Coffee Lake and works in 300-series boards, then I find it astonishingly unlikely that it wouldn't work in a Z370 board (which is a 300-series board).
I mean, anything is possible, but that'd be a pretty awful move on Intel's part.
If that were the case then Z270 (which just came out) should support 6 core chips. As if Intel didn't know they had 6 core chips coming??? Yeah right, they knew and they chose to not ensure compatibility. They are pissed off and bitter that they were forced to give us a 6 core chip under $500 so now they will punish us with relentless motherboard releases for each new chip design. My opinion of course.