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Z series vs K and non K cpus

Does a overclockable(z series) motherboard supports both overclockable and non overclockable processors?
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  1. Yes. you call look at the motherboard manufacturer website for cpu supported list
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  2. yes, only Z series chipsets support overclocking. so if you end up getting a K series CPU but a motherboard that does not have a Z series chipset you will not be able to overclock it
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  3. Z270 was designed for 7700k / 7600k
    Z170 was designed for 6600k / 6700k

    There are numerous other features that you get with Z series boards that you do not get with H and B series boards
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  4. JackNaylorPE said:
    Z270 was designed for 7700k / 7600k
    Z170 was designed for 6600k / 6700k

    There are numerous other features that you get with Z series boards that you do not get with H and B series boards


    the only featurres missing from a H270/H170 mobo are overclocking and SLI support. other then that H series boards have the same features the Z series has
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  5. So Z series MOBO supports i5 7600 and i5 7600k?
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    karthik_n said:
    So Z series MOBO supports i5 7600 and i5 7600k?


    yes, Z270 mobos will support those CPU's out of the box but Z170 mobo's may need to have the BIOS upgraded to work with those CPU's
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  7. captaincharisma said:


    the only featurres missing from a H270/H170 mobo are overclocking and SLI support. other then that H series boards have the same features the Z series has



    You have been misinformed

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    Max PCI-E Storage (x4 M.2 or x2 SATA Express) : 3 versus 2
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