The bad news first: The CPU isn’t working correct on the old chipset. A chinese guy tried to boot the CPU on a MSI Z170A Xpower Titanium mainboard, but he has much problems getting it stabilized.
He did not only modded the BIOS, he was also forced to re-write some parts of the micro-code itself. The test CPU is a Intel Core i3-8350K (4 cores).
The problem is that the CPU isn’t detected by several Windows mechanism, which makes this project a POC only at this point, several people still have doubts that a new mainboard is needed to use the latest CPU because Intel hasn’t given much details about the real changes.
What is working?
- Windows is booting
- Bios is working
- The cores are working
What won’t work?
- The integrated GPU
- The first PCIe-Slot on the mainboard
- Windows seems unstable
- Intel Core i3-8350K works on Z170 motherboard (VideoCardz)