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Supermicro shows off new Kaby Lake boards

by on09 November 2016

Next-gen Z270

The first motherboards to run the new Kaby Lake architecture are starting to be teased by Supermicro on its website.

Chipzilla will release the chip and its new flagship Core i7-7700K processor in early 2017, with 200-series chipsets to launch alongside the CPU.

Supermicro is branding its new motherboards under its SuperO brand. While this sounds a bit like a porno superhero, it is a brand designed for gamers and enthusiasts.

There are four new motherboards listed on SuperO website. Firstly there is the C7Z270-CG, which has a black and green theme, a big PWM supply that is cooled by a heat pipe. It has four DDR4 DIMMs and can handle 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM.

There are three PCIe 3.0 x16 ports and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. There are two M.2 slots which support next-gen M.2-based SSDs. These apparently can manage 2GB/sec+ speeds. There are also six SATA 6 ports.

Next up is the C7Z270-PG which is aimed at gamers and has a silver/black colour scheme. It uses the same storage configuration. Tweaktown thinks that the heat sink could be housing a PLX chip.

Then there is the red and black C7Z270-CG-L motherboard. For under $200 you will get an M.2 SATA, and six 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 faster storage.

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