Gigabyte Z170, H170, H110, & B150 Motherboards Now Support Kaby Lake

By Published October 30, 2016 at 10:46 am

Owners of Gigabyte motherboards in the list defined below will now be able to flash BIOS for next-gen Intel CPU support. This includes Kaby Lake processors, which use the same socket type as found on the Z170, H170, H110, and B150 motherboards. Owners or new buyers of these motherboards can make a migration with BIOS updates, as have now been released by a handful of motherboard manufacturers.

Intel's Z270 chipset hasn't been completely detailed and we aren't positive on Z270 desktop chipset specs. Our current understanding is that additional HSIO lanes will be present on Z270, probably 30 (+4 HSIO over Z170), with up to 24 PCIe Gen3 lanes. For most users, that's not necessarily a major gain. Optane / 3D XPoint and increased PCI-e lanes will be useful for power users, but anyone running a single GPU and with low interest in Optane could update existing platforms to support the new generation of Kaby Lake CPUs. That same person could always upgrade motherboards later, too, if those technologies end up being desired.

Gigabyte's list of supported motherboards is as follows:

GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 GA-Z170XP-SLI GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 3
GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 GA-Z170-HD3P GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 GA-Z170N-WiFi
GA-Z170M-D3H GA-H170-D3H GA-Z170X-Gaming 6 GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra
GA-Z170X-UD3 GA-Z170-D3H GA-Z170-HD3 GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
GA-Z170-Gaming K3 GA-Z170X-UD5 GA-H170-Gaming 3 GA-H170-D3H
GA-H170N-WiFi GA-B150-HD3 GA-B150M-D3V GA-B150M-HD3
GA-B150M-D3H GA-B150-HD3P GA-B150N Phoenix-WiFi GA-B150M-DS3P
GA-H110M-A GA-H110M-S2V GA-H110M-S2PT GA-H110M-DS2
GA-H110M-S2 GA-H110M-D3H GA-H110M-S2H GA-H110M-S2PV
GA-H110M-H GA-H110M-S2PH GA-H110M-WW GA-H110M-HD2
GA-H110M-S2HP GA-H110N GA-H110M-Gaming 3 GA-H110TN-M
GA-H110M-DS2V GA-H110-D3 GA-P110-D3  

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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