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.