Compatibility of Desktop 9th and 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors





9th and 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors use an LGA1151 socket. However, they require motherboards based on Intel® 300 Series Chipset. Some Intel® 300 Series Chipset based motherboards may need a BIOS update to support 9th Generation Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors. Please check with your motherboard manufacturer for details.

These processors aren't backward compatible with motherboards based on Intel® 200 Series Chipset and Intel® 100 Series Chipset.

Similarly, 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors aren't compatible with the Intel® 300 Series Chipset motherboards.

The Desktop Intel® Core™ processors 6th and 7th Generation support both DDR3 and DDR4 memory.  The Desktop 9th and 8th Generation Intel®  Core™ processors supports only DDR4 memory.

Learn about Intel® Core™ Generations.


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