Intel Skylake processors will be unique in several aspects – introduction of a new microarchitecture, Intel 100 series chipset, and will also be able to support DDR3L and DDR4 memory. Intel’s 6th Generation Processors will make debut at Gamecom 2015 (August 5) and many motherboard manufactures start unveiling their motherboards which will support those processes. Till now motherboard manufacturers like ASUS, ASRock, MSI and Gigabyte showcased their motherboard. But today we have something from Gigabyte elite series talking about the Gigabyte Z170-SOC Force featuring LGA 1151 socket with 23-phase CPU VRM power design (which can be cooled by water) will give much play in terms of Ooverclocking the Skylake CPUs, which is why you need to feed it through a combination of a 24-pin ATX, an EPS 8 pin ATX and 4-pin PCI-Express 6-pin.

Gigabyte Z170 SOC Force Motherboard in Pictures


The socket is attached to DDR4 four DIMM slots that support up to 64 GB of memory to 3200 MHz, including four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16 / NC / NC / x4 or x8 / NC / x8 / x4 or x8 / x4 / x4 / x4); three PCIe 3.0 x1, eight SATA III 6.0 Gbps ports (including 3x SATA Express), three slots M.2 (32 Gb / s), two USB 3.1 ports (2x Type-A one convertible in Type-C), eight USB 3.0 ports, three display outputs as DVI, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio AMP-Up connectivity and advanced control Overclocking.

At the moment we don’t have the words for the price of the Gigabyte Z170 SOC Force.

via: TechPowerUp




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