Z270 Boards re­viewed

Lay the foun­da­tion of your next gam­ing PC with one of the lat­est Z270 moth­er­boards

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Think­ing of up­grad­ing your PC? Ed Chester re­views seven Kaby Lake­friendly Z270 moth­er­boards.

Al­though ex­ist­ing Z170 moth­er­boards will sup­port In­tel’s Kaby Lake CPUs, the Z270 chipset brings a cou­ple of new fea­tures that make it the bet­ter op­tion if you’re look­ing to buy now.

The first is sup­port for 24 PCI-E lanes, up from 20 on the Z170. This en­ables mul­ti­ple 4-lane PCI-E M.2 SSDs, with­out im­pact­ing graph­ics band­width.

There’s also bet­ter sup­port for new Op­tane stor­age tech­nol­ogy, en­abling it to act as a cross be­tween sys­tem mem­ory and long term stor­age.

I’ve re­viewed seven new Z270 boards on the fol­low­ing pages.

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