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Bill
Beginner
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Subject: Virtualization chipset for the i7-8700

Hi,

 

The i7-8700 supports virutalization:

https://ark.intel.com/products/126686/Intel-Core-i7-8700-Processor-12M-Cache-up-to-4-60-GHz-

 

Based on the following, the z370 chipset also supports virtualization

https://ark.intel.com/products/125903/Intel-Z370-Chipset

 

Based on the following, the z390 chipset does NOT support virtualization:

https://ark.intel.com/products/133293/Intel-Z390-Chipset

 

Question: If I want to build an Intel Virtualization compatible system, am I correct that I can't use a z390 motherboard?

 

Thanks,

Bill

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Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello BFosb Thank you for posting in the Intel Community. Yes, you are correct the virtualization feature is hardware, and it is not present on the product specification neither on the product brief (https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/z390-chipset-product-bri...). I would advice to confirm with the motherboard manufacturer if this feature is available with their hardware design. Hope this helps. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
Bill
Beginner
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Hi Leonardo,

I don't have a specific motherboard in mind. I sent my question to one of the manufacturers but have not received a response.

 

From the Intel point of view, my general question is, since the Z390 chipset DOES NOT support virtualization, MUST I look for motherboards that have the Z370 chipset so that I can build an Intel based Virtualization compatible system.

 

Regards,

Bill

Leonardo_C_Intel
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Hello BFosb I was checking your case and would like to know if you need further help. If so, please do not hesitate in replying back. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
Leonardo_C_Intel
Moderator
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Hello BFosb Yes, you need you have a hardware set that support the virtualization feature, in this case the Intel® Z390 Chipset does not supports this feature. As mentioned previously once you have decided what motherboard you prefer you can confirm with the manufacturer if the feature is supported. Regards, Leonardo C. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
Bill
Beginner
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Leonardo,

Thanks.

 

I will stick with z370 chipsets and confirm that the motherboard implements VT-d.

 

You can close this.

 

Regards,

Bill

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