Today, I will put the motherboard, its features, and hardware under the microscope, and see what the motherboard has to offer. One of Supermicro's selling points for their consumer lineup is the fact that they use their server engineers to design them, meaning that server grade engineering and components are used in their consumer grade parts.
As our first motherboard from SuperMicro, I have to honestly say we’re quite impressed with the SuperO C7Z270-CG motherboard. Starting off with the features, there’s really nothing extravagant here but we have is exquisitely essential and is well executed from the multi-GPU support to the rich assortment of connectivity, there’s just plenty to work with. The layout is decent and in terms of looks, the motherboard is quite a piece of work.
Cuando vamos a montar un servidor o una estación de trabajo una de las opciones que tenemos que tener en mente es Supermicro. Esta marca tiene una gran reputación en este tipo de sistemas, pero no es tan conocida en el mercado doméstico, aunque siempre han tenido algunas soluciones más sencillas, aunque más orientadas a sistemas empresariales.
Supermicro has made improvements over their first generation of overclocking consumer boards incorporating the Z170 chipset; the C7Z270-CG board does sport a cleaner design but maintains the same nice black/green color scheme. This board was also thought for people that have a transparent side panel so they have added extra LED lighting near the audio interface on the PCB, but also on the PCH cooler. >>>
Supermicro is one of the most prestigious names in the server market and they’ve consistently been relied upon to create rackmounts, networking switches, professional storage solutions and much more. Given the important nature of their clients, it’s essential for Supermicro to uphold the best possible quality control and offer unparalleled reliability.
The release of Intel’s 7th Gen Core “Kaby Lake” desktop processors recently also sees introduction of the new Z270 chipset to support the new architecture. The new CPUs are still using the existing LGA1150 socket and fully compatible with last-gen Z170 chipset with a simple BIOS update. Good thing is that the new Z270 chipset is also supporting the 6th Gen Core “Skylake” CPUs out of the box. >>>