Wow, this is getting awkward. Not a few days ago MSI confirmed the same thing – BIOS Updates for their existing Z370 motherboards which will allow Intel’s upcoming ‘9000 series’ processors. The post was then unpublished. GIGABYTE just made the same mistake and published a blog post in which they declared that their existing Z370, H370, B360 and H310 motherboards are getting BIOS updates for Intel 9th gen (9000 series) processors. Let’s have a look!
GIGABYTE’s Blog Post confirming BIOS Updates for 9th gen processors
Here is the full blog post by GIGABYTE. I’m expecting GIGABYTE to unpublish it as soon as possible like MSI did. In the blog post there’s a list of all the 8th gen motherboards released by GIGABYTE which support Coffee Lake processors and confirms that all these motherboards will get a BIOS Update which will support Intel’s upcoming 9000 series processors.
The ‘9000 series processors’ are Intel 9th generation Coffee Lake S CPUs, which are rumored to be a refresh of current 8th generation Coffee Lake processors. We have several strong rumors about these CPUs, including a new iteration of the 14nm manufacturing process (probably 14nm+++) which will allow for more efficiency, lower TDPs and slightly improved performance (or tremendously improved performance, depending on what Intel does but the pattern suggests the performance improvements won’t be much).
It seems that 9000 series processors are definitely happening. There still isn’t any official, concrete information from Intel themselves but presently it seems highly probable that the 9000 series are happening soon. Here are all the rumors we have currently for the 9000 series (9th gen) Coffee Lake S processors and also the Cannon Lake CPUs if you want to have a look. What do you think about this leak and the upcoming 9th gen processors from Intel? Let’s discuss in the comments.