Detaljni čipset Intel Z390 Express



Intel released a product brief of its premium mainstream-desktop (MSDT) chipset, the Z390 Express. Positioned above the Z370 Express, the chipset has an exhaustive feature-set. It supports current 8th generation Core 'Coffee Lake' processors, and is ready for the next-generation. Like all other 300-series chipsets, the Z390 interfaces with the LGA1151 processor over a DMI 3.0 chipset-bus. Much like the Z370, it features 24 downstream PCI-Express gen 3.0 lanes. Its storage setup remains unchanged from the Z370 - six SATA 6 Gbps ports with AHCI and RAID support; and up to three 32 Gbps M.2/U.2 connectors.

Razlike počinju integriranom USB povezivanjem čipseta. Z390 Express izravno postavlja šest 10 Gbps USB 3.1 gen 2 portova i deset 5 Gbps USB 3.1 gen 1 porta. Ako to nije puno, također izdvaja četrnaest USB 2.0 priključaka (ukupno 30 USB priključaka). Druga značajka je Intel SmartSound tehnologija, koju dokument navodi kao DSP za 'audio / glasovno uklanjanje'. To bi u teoriji trebalo smanjiti opterećenje CPU-a u obradi audio CD-a. Na fizičkoj razini to je još uvijek tvrtkina 'Azalia' HD audio sabirnica spojena na audio CODEC s blizu nule obrade prirodnih signala. Možda se dio te obrade provodi unutar čipseta. Čini se da je koncept posuđen od računalnog ruba, a pokreće ga porast sučelja glasovnih naredbi, tako da čipset može izvorno obraditi pretvaranje govora u tekst. With the Z390 Express, Intel is also updating the platform's networking feature-set. The chipset supports a 1 GbE MAC interface, and recommends motherboard manufacturers to include an Intel Wireless-AC 9560 card, with 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5. Almost every Z390 motherboard will feature wireless networking, and most of them will include Intel's recommended WLAN card pairing. No new CPU overclocking features are detailed in the document.