As usual in recent times, the public database of SiSoft Sandra has appeared a test of a product that has not yet been released, and in this case corresponds to a motherboard Intel of chipset Z390 Express Socket LGA1151 manufactured by SuperMicro (under its SuperO brand). It is surprising to find indications of this chipset since its launch is scheduled for the second half of 2018 , which indicates that Intel may be trying to accelerate its launch.
According to the manufacturer’s official release calendar, the Z390 Express chipset should be launched in the second half of next year, and would come after the H370 Express, B360 Express and H310 Express chipset that will arrive in the first half of 2018. This is the reason why it is strange to see already indications that there are already motherboards with the Z390 chipset, and not only because it seems too early but because we should have seen something of the others before, since they will be launched to the market beforehand.
The Intel Z390 Express chipset adds some improvements to the existing platform (Z370) but nothing particularly substantial. Things like a programmable quad-core DSP audio processor or the SoundWire audio interface are fine, but they can not be considered important. There are other things that do have something more important, such as the integrated USB 3.1 controller, the WLAN controller 802.11ac integrated (yes, with an external PHY), controller SDIO (for card readers) also integrated, or compatibility with the new controller Thunderbolt 3.0 “Titan Ridge”. They are improvements to the platform that have more or less weight, but as we said nothing that has a real weight on the platform.
We’ll see anyway what happens in the end. Since the manufacturer of the plate is SuperMicro, a manufacturer that usually focuses on OEM and industrial systems rather than the general public, it is quite possible that it was simply an oversight by an Intel engineer who was doing the first tests and forgot to uncheck the option to upload the benchmark result directly to the database after the test.
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