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