We are expecting that Intel will launch its 7th generation Core “Kaby Lake” processors on Q1-2017, along with new Z270 motherboards. Now, we are starting to see leaks and pictures of this upcoming CPUs and motherboards. Recently, two pictures of boxes of premium ASRock motherboards based on the upcoming Z270 Express chipset has been spotted.
These motherboards model names are the ASRock Z270 Gaming K6, and the Z270 Pro4, though names are blurred. The Z270 Gaming K6 looks like a premium offering, while the Z270 Pro4 may be an entry-mainstream motherboard. Although, Intel is launching a new chipset Z270, but the socket will be the same LGA1151 and the current Z170 motherboard will support the new “Kaby Lake” with a BIOS update (MSI already pushed their BIOS update for 7th GEN CPUs).