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Thank you for contacting us, I understand that you want to know the compatibly for the latest 8th Gen Pentium and Celeron Processors.
In this specific case, since the CPU’s previously mentioned are not launched, we do not have any information regarding its availability or compatibility.
The 8th gen processors that are fully launched at the moment are listed in our Core “I” family and are compatible with Intel® 300 Series as you may know.
My apologies since the information is not handy just yet so we cannot provide an ETA regarding this matter
I hope to hear from you soon.
Well, apparently there is a failure to communicate here. For several days, at least 4 or 5 online retailers have listed (as in stock), and selling the new Gold Pentiums (Coffee Lake) and the new Coffee Lake Celerons....as in Celeron G4900 and others. I say they have them listed, in stock and are selling them, but they are doing so with little or no info, (Newegg is listing only the this for the G4900....." Intel BX80684G4900 Desktop Processor" .....no additional info whatsoever. Retailers are selling them, people are buying them, but Intel has no information....well, thats just great!
ps: yes, I am fully aware of the specifications and compatibility of the "Core" Coffee Lake processors (I3, I5, I7), my question is specific to the new Coffee Lake Pentiums and Celerons, (before I buy a Coffee Lake Pentium or Celeron, I need to know if they are compatible with only the 300 Series motherboards, just like the "Core" processors.
Thanks your for comment.
Sorry....but you cannot upgrade a 1151 motherboard to a 1151 Series 300 motherboard, there is no upgrade, BIOS or otherwise, that I know of that can make Coffee Lake processors compatible with anything related to Kaby Lake or any other Series of processor......the 8th Gen Coffee Lake I-Core processors are only compatible with the 1151 Series 300 motherboards.....period.