Intel recently launched its new generation of Core desktop processors, offering increased physical core counts and higher clock speeds.
The new chips use the LGA 1151 socket – like Intel’s Skylake and Kaby Lake chips – but are not supported by older chipsets.
This means that if you want to upgrade to an 8th-gen Core i3, i5, or i7 desktop processor, you must buy a new motherboard.
Currently, the only 300-series motherboards available are the Z370 high-end boards – which support overclocking and features aimed at enthusiasts.
More 300-series motherboards are expected to launch in the coming months.
Pricing for the Z370 boards from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASRock available in South Africa is listed below.
- Gigabyte Z370M D3H micro-ATX – R2,399
- Gigabyte Z370 HD3 ATX – R2,399
- Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 3 ATX – R3,149
- Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming ATX – R3,349
- Gigabyte Z370XP SLI ATX – R3,699
- Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 ATX – R4,299
- Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 ATX – R5,199
- ASUS Prime Z370-P ATX- R2,399
- ASUS TUF Z370-Plus Gaming ATX – R2,799
- ASUS TUF Z37-Pro Gaming ATX – R3,099
- ASUS Prime Z370-A ATX – R3,299
- ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming ATX- R3,399
- ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming micro-ATX – R3,499
- ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming ATX – R3,899
- ASUS ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming mini-ITX – R3,999
- ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming micro-ATX (Wi-Fi) – R3,999
- ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming ATX – R4,099
- ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero ATX – R5,099
- ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero ATX (Wi-Fi) – R5,499
- ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex E-ATX – R6,099
- MSI Z370-A Pro ATX – R1,949
- MSI Z370 PC Pro ATX- R2,349
- MSI Z370 Gaming Plus ATX – R2,399
- MSI Z370M Mortar micro-ATX – R2,499
- MSI Z370 Tomahawk ATX – R2,599
- MSI Z370 SLI Plus ATX – R2,599
- MSI Z370 Krait Gaming ATX – R2,899
- MSI Z370M Gaming Pro AC (Wi-Fi) micro-ATX – R2,899
- MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon ATX – R3,499
- MSI Z370i Gaming Pro Carbon AC (Wi-Fi) Mini-ITX – R3,799
- MSI Z370 Gaming M5 ATX – R3,699
- MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming Extreme ATX – R8,999
- ASRock Z370 Pro4 ATX – R2,240
- ASRock Z370 Killer SLI (Wi-Fi) ATX – R2,838
- ASRock Z370 Extreme4 ATX – R2,962
- ASRock Z370 Taichi ATX – R3,951