GIGABYTE Ready for Skylake with Z170-SOC Force

Yeah! The orange board is back!

On Itfree4u.com, a website run by our overclocking friend ZolKoRn, we find a couple of interesting pictures of the upcoming Z170-SOC Force motherboard by GIGABYTE. Once again the overclocking comes in orange from the GIGABYTE camp. The board features a ton of new features, most of which are to be detailed and disclosed closer to the launch of Skylake in two weeks on the 5th of August at Gamescom in Germany.

Amongst other stuff we find the board equipped with a water cooled VRM, an appropriately named OC Touch area with all the overclocking buttons and dials we need, two USB and one 6-pin power connected at the bottom of the board for easy access during extreme OC, an OC Ignite button at the back plate area and of course a nicely designed OC logo on the heatsink.

Pricing, availability, performance, and overclocking capabilities remain to be disclosed. But based on the early CPU-Z validation leaks it looks like Skylake will at least be ready for extreme overclocking!

For more pictures and details, check out the Thai website itfree4u.com


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Belgium Massman says:

There's already some pictures of the Z170 OC Formula as well I believe, but nothing up close.

No ASUS M8E or MSI MPower/XPower shots yet. At least not that I've seen on the web.

Australia zeropluszero says:

please tell me all that crap is removable.

United States Lays says:

Why couldn't they have carried over the X99 SOC champion's looks onto this board...

France marmott says:

Maybe because there will be a Z170 Champion :D This one looks very high end with all the features (3x M.2 slots ?!).

United States Random says:

marmott said: Maybe because there will be a Z170 Champion :D

This one looks very high end with all the features (3x M.2 slots ?!).


Awesome, i was gonna say something somewhere about how they might do a champion like with x99. Instead of an ln2 version.
Its interesting though, i figured itd cost more money to make the few off ln2 boards than it does, cant be that cost prohibitive since they do it.
Itd be cool if there were more small batch purpose built components.

France marmott says:

I have no info at all, just saying that looking at the last 2 chipsets.

Canada Griffin505 says:

i am not liking the looks of this board , they should have kept it alot cleaner

United Kingdom Jumper118 says:

why are you bothered what it looks like? it wont matter when its covered in ice, putty, liquid tape and blue paper. :P

Australia JunkDogg says:

Massman said: There's already some pictures of the Z97 OC Formula as well I believe, but nothing up close.


Hahahahahahaha.


Sorry, couldn't resist.

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