Supermicro Z270 motherboards teased, ready for Kaby Lake

Intel's next-gen Z270 motherboards spotted, Supermicro boards teased with LGA 1151 socket ready for Kaby Lake.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Nov 9 2016 12:10 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Intel will be launching its Kaby Lake architecture and flagship Core i7-7700K processor in early 2017, with 200-series chipsets to launch alongside the CPU, with Z270 and H270 motherboards now spotted from Supermicro.

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Supermicro is branding their new motherboards under their SuperO brand, designed for gamers and enthusiasts. There are four motherboards listed on SuperO website, with pictures and features listed, as for the four new motherboards, we're looking at:

  • C7Z270-CG | POWERFUL GAMING
  • C7Z270-PG | POWERFUL GAMING
  • C7Z270-CG-L | POWERFUL GAMING
  • C7H270-CG-ML | POWERFUL GAMING
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This is the C7Z270-CG, which has a NVIDIA-ready black and green theme, with a huge PWM supply that is cooled by a heat pipe. There's 4 x DDR4 DIMMs, ready for up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM. 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ports and 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Storage enthusiasts won't be left out, with 2 x M.2 slots that will support next-gen M.2-based SSDs for blistering 2GB/sec+ speeds, and we also have 6 x SATA 6 ports.

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The second board is the C7Z270-PG, aimed at gamers and sporting a slick silver/black scheme. The same storage configuration is used, too. Interestingly, the large heat sink could be housing something exciting like a PLX chip, which would be awesome.

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Red and black hits the C7Z270-CG-L motherboard, and will be priced at under $200 with M.2 SATA, and 6 x SATA 6 ports.

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The smaller C7H270-CG-ML packs the H270 chipset in mATX form factor, with 4 x DDR4 DIMMs, and a single M.2 port for super-fast storage.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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