A colossal frack up from German-based Bluechip. They have had a 30-minute youtube Webinar presentation for its business partners where it shared NDA information on both Intel and AMD releases, these include time schedule releases for AMD Z490, Intel Z390 and 8-Core Coffee Lake in Q4.
The Youtube video since then has been taken offline, however, as with anything on the web, everything can be traced and Anandtech got hold of the screengrabs. Including the most important screengrabs of that presentation actually.It is quite amazing that this presentation video was even online to the public. Well hey, good stuff for us right?
We can be very short here, as the information shows everything we recently have been discussing, and that kind of confirms our expectations. The top of the slides confirms the recent Raven Ridge releases followed by the H370/B360 launches. But then things get interesting. AMD is indeed is planning Z490 platform, to be released in June say Computex time; the new chipset will add an extra 4 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes for usage of another full speed M2 slot.
Other than that, it's the same as the current X470. A B450 chipset is also mentioned, expected in July. The AMD Zen+ Threadripper refresh is due for a release in August, there will be a refresh of X399 motherboards as well, but no new chipset.
When we move to Intel, the Z390 chipset makes its return. But that is not due for release anytime sooner than Q3 2018. Paired with the chipset is indeed the 8-core Coffee Lake processor. However, that one will arrive not anytime sooner than Q4 2018.