Procesori Intel Coffee Lake imaju drugačiju konfiguraciju pinova od prethodne generacije



Intel is set to release its newest generation of processors, known as code name Coffee Lake in just a few days. Recent controversy has focused around the inability of newer processors to be used with motherboards supporting the previous generation CPUs. Intel has released data sheets for Coffee Lake CPUs, and images of the socket's layout support Intel's statement that Coffee Lake will indeed need a new socket design. Specifically, there are more pins responsible for delivering the main power for the CPU cores, known as VCC pins, with Coffee Lake motherboards sporting 146 VCC pins illustrated in the first image below, compared to Kaby Lake and Skylake's 128 illustrated in the second image.

S ovim pinovima koji su odgovorni za isporuku energije jezgrama CPU-a, to može sugerirati da su matične ploče prethodne generacije dopuštene za rad slabije snage nego što je to moguće s većim brojem jezgara procesora Coffee Lake. Bez obzira na razlog, to definitivno potvrđuje da su procesori Coffee Lake kompatibilni s hardverom s matičnim pločama prethodne generacije, a ne samo softver ili zaključavanje na razini BIOS-a.
Source: Intel