Question about what motherboards will be available at coffee lake launch

Hello TH

This might be a bit of a stupid question.
I have never followed a CPU launch before and i was going to build a new pc (7700k and gtx 1080ti) about now, then i heard about the coffee lake release rumours next month, which i am interested in using instead now (8700k).

My question is from other CPU launches how many motherboard will be available at launch, is it only a small selection or is there a lot of options? Im looking to build it early to mid october, because i wont have much time after that

(I was going to use the ASUS Z270F, so looking for a board similar with the Z370 chipset)
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  1. https://videocardz.com/72416/exclusive-asrock-z370-motherboards

    here's a quick peek at some asrock boards if you google z370...msi and gigabyte boards show up aswell. early bios / uefi will require updating probably as they are ironed out.

    i personally stick with ASUS. good warranty. havent seen the asus boards yet. early days

    https://videocardz.com/newz/upcoming-asus-z370-motherboards
    whether this is accurate i dont know.
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  2. adamsleath said:
    https://videocardz.com/72416/exclusive-asrock-z370-motherboards

    here's a quick peek at some asrock boards if you google z370...msi and gigabyte boards show up aswell. early bios / uefi will require updating probably as they are ironed out.

    i personally stick with ASUS. good warranty. havent seen the asus boards yet. early days

    https://videocardz.com/newz/upcoming-asus-z370-motherboards
    whether this is accurate i dont know.


    Im also gonna stick with ASUS, ive never updated an eufi/bois before, will i have to that at some point then?
    Reply to Radelly
  3. maybe not. u have to be careful with bios updates. if the update is interrupted it can ruin the motherboard! you download the bios onto a usb from the asus website, and there is usually/always a utility in your mobo's bios to update it from the bios screen, selecting the usb as the source. once the process begins dont touch the computer until it is complete then its all done. follow the prompts. but if you have no problems with the bios the board ships with then dont touch it :) the last time i updated bios i was still using floppy disks...but it wasnt all that long ago....around 2008. :D however it is often mentioned in various pc forums to have the best and most stable of the updated bios. only mentioned it because if u get a board as soon as it is released it may not be the best bios until all compatability issues with various hardwares that are controlled by and plug into the mobo have been sorted.
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  4. adamsleath said:
    maybe not. u have to be careful with bios updates. if the update is interrupted it can ruin the motherboard! you download the bios onto a usb from the asus website, and there is usually/always a utility in your mobo's bios to update it from the bios screen, selecting the usb as the source. once the process begins dont touch the computer until it is complete then its all done. follow the prompts. but if you have no problems with the bios the board ships with then dont touch it :) the last time i updated bios i was still using floppy disks...but it wasnt all that long ago....around 2008. :D however it is often mentioned in various pc forums to have the best and most stable of the updated bios. only mentioned it because if u get a board as soon as it is released it may not be the best bios until all compatability issues with various hardwares that are controlled by and plug into the mobo have been sorted.


    Okay, that makes sense, thanks for the answer and i will uodate the bios if its needed
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