Desktop with Kaby Lake-S processor is expected in January 2017 officially on sale.
It’s no big secret, Intel Z270 motherboard with H270 is expected to be officially on sale on January 5, the new 200 series chips will support Kaby Lake-S with two 14nm Skylake-S processor generations. Initially Intel has no plans to let 200 series and 100 series wafer support each other, perhaps because the case of the reaction partners, whether it is now 100 series or 200 series chip, can support Kaby Lake-S and Skylake-S series of processes device.
As the biggest difference there should be three, the first is Intel Optane Technology, is followed by Intel Rapid Storage Technology version differences.
Although the 200-series H270 and Z270 chip supports Intel Optane Technology, but the initial listing and unable to test and use. Mainly because Intel has yet to release the final sample to give third-party testing, but due Optane Technology is one of the main features of the new platform on which most new motherboards have reserved space for the upgrade, but most consumers may may soon be able to go to March in the market to buy Optane Memory.
Another is a different maximum number of PCIe lanes. Keyijiandao Intel Z270 chip from the table, there are 24 PCIe channel count, Z170 and H270 same as 20, in which the number of channels H270 portion promoted, in part from H170 difference of 16 can be found.
Gigabtit Ethernet built-in code that is part of the Intel I219 Jacksonville PHY chip, which still remains on the same wafer 200 series, and there is no change.
In addition to Z and H series outside, Intel also plans to release Q270, Q250 and B250 series chips, unique not only updated H110, it will continue to be maintained until the introduction of the 300 series wafer.
If you ask whether we want to buy Intel Z270 or H270 wafer motherboard with Kaby Lake-S series processors, no longer any urgent need to upgrade and circumstance, why not wait and see higher order Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X platform, or the early 2018’s Coffee Lake-S series.