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Gigabyte confirms plans to update its current motherboards with Intel 9th Gen support

Last week, MSI accidentally let some news out surrounding Intel’s 9th Gen processor launch. At the time, we learned that Z370 motherboards would be getting a BIOS update to support some of Intel’s upcoming 9th Gen SKUs. Now Gigabyte has followed the same path, confirming its own Z370 9th Gen update plans.

While we are used to needing to pick up new motherboards when a new generation Intel processor launches, those on Z370 should be able to just drop a new 9th Gen processor in after a BIOS update. However, this will apparently only work with Intel’s six-core options. That means the rumoured 8-core 9th Gen processor and up will require a Z390 motherboard. MSI is planning to support 15 Z370 motherboards in total, but Gigabyte’s list is much more comprehensive, covering Z370, H370, B360 and H310 chipsets.

On the Z370 side, Gigabyte will be updating the following motherboards for Intel 9th Gen:

  • Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING WIFI-OP
  • Z370 AORUS Gaming 3
  • Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
  • Z370M D3H
  • Z370 AORUS GAMING 7-OP
  • Z370 AORUS Gaming 5
  • Z370 HD3
  • Z370M DS3H
  • Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 2.0
  • Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
  • Z370 HD3-OP
  • Z370N WIFI
  • Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 2.0-OP
  • Z370 AORUS GAMING WIFI
  • Z370 HD3P
  • Z370P D3
  • Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING WIFI
  • Z370 AORUS Gaming K3
  • Z370 UD3H
  • Z370XP SLI

H370 Chipset 9th Gen support:

  • H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI
  • H370 AORUS GAMING 3
  • H370M D3H GSM
  • H370M DS3H
  • H370M D3H
  • H370 HD3
  • H370N WIFI

B360 Chipset 9th Gen support:

  • B360 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI
  • B360 AORUS GAMING 3
  • B360M AORUS GAMING 3
  • B360 HD3
  • B360M GAMING HD
  • B360 HD3P
  • B360M D2V
  • B360M D3H
  • B360N AORUS GAMING WIFI
  • B360M D3P
  • B360M D3V
  • B360M DS3H
  • B360M H
  • B360M HD3
  • B360N WIFI

H310 Chipset 9th Gen support:

  • H310M S2H (rev. 1.0)
  • H310M DS2 2.0
  • H310 D3
  • H310M A
  • H310M S2H (rev. 1.1)
  • H310M DS2
  • H310M DS2V
  • H310M H
  • H310M H 2.0
  • H310M HD2
  • H310M S2
  • H310M S2V

Intel is expected to announce its 9th Gen processors later this month. We’ve already had a leak for the Core i9-9900K, but roadmaps suggest we’ll also see a Core i5-9600K and a Core i7-9700K. There is one caveat worth mentioning when it comes to Z370 support. The language from MSI noted that “next-gen six-core CPU support” would be available on Z370, indicating that higher core count processors (like the 9900K) may be reserved for Z390.

KitGuru Says: I’m currently running a Z370 board and a Core i7-8700K, so I’m not planning on upgrading soon. Still, it is nice to know that motherboard makers are planning to support at least some 9th Gen CPUs on Z370. Are any of you planning a new PC build? Are you holding out for new processors from Intel?

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