My thoughts: no upgrade path makes me sad
This has been happening since the modern CPU was made, this is nothing new or surprising. New CPU will need new board. Simple as that.
I’m not sure why ppl are getting mad about it then
They just want to bash Intel because it's Intel.
Except that Z170/B150/H110 compatible CPUs all work with the 200 series boards and vise-versa.
Although yes sure that does seem to be an exception?
And Kabylake is just a refreshed version of Skylake. You can't except changes to happen if you are stuck on the same board. Also the 9000 series will work on 300 boards unless Intel breaks the cycle.
I guess why are ppl mad about this? Intel has been doing this for years!!!!
It must be due to certain limitations
At least on the bright side all the CPU coolers we have should still fit
Biggest problem for me is that I built with G4560 on a B250.
The new i3s are a very solid upgrade, even the 8350K on my locked board would be fantastic. Especially given the price..... except I can't.
The Kaby i5s are a lot more expensive.
I understand why coffeelake cannot be used on the previous gens, but I find it kindof odd that Z370 isn't backwards compatible to sky/kabylake. Doesn't really affect anyone but it's still weird.
Personally I hope that intel copy AMD's move to long term support for sockets by changing from a traditional CPU+Northbridge+southbridge to a SOC. It would make upgrading slightly less of a hassle.
Only problem with a SoC you can’t upgrrae the CPU since it’s soldered to the motherboard
You misunderstand, AMD has the northbridge and south bridge on the CPU package which fits in the AM4 socket. I think this is why they are cabable of long term support for it, because motherboard components that would need to be swapped out for a new CPU are on the CPU die and not the mobo.
Better power consumption and ram speeds. new features for the chips. Z370 they brought a nice 6 core to compete with ryzen. imo if your not happy with intels tick tock methods go to ryzen and feel better about the amount of time. ryzen is a good platform intel and ryzen honestly are close in benchmarks with this coffee lake and the prices are really nice cause last gens where way to high and amd didnt have a good cpu to compete with.
It's not a secret. Though my confusion would be Canon Lake being a different deal altogether so I reckon this socket will be short lived? Edit: Ok Ice Lake...whatever.
And the cannon lake will be the upgrade path for Ice Lake users and so on?