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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.