Early Adopters Guide Kaby Lake 200 Series

Intel's brand new 7th generation Kaby Lake CPUs and 200 series motherboards are now available. However, there are no current Macs with these components, so support is not native. If you’re into bleeding edge hardware or would like to test, we’ve compiled this Early Adopter’s Buyer’s Guide. Please share your build ideas and test results here.

CPUs

We recommend 6th Generation Skylake Core i desktop CPUs for 100-series motherboards. All CPUs feature Intel HD 530 integrated graphics. Please note, these CPUs will NOT work with older LGA 1155 motherboards. Each CPU comes with a basic Intel CPU cooler.

All Intel Socket 1151 CPUs except "K" come with a basic CPU cooler.

Core i7-7700K

4.2Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 8MB L3 Cache / 91W Max TDP

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Core i7-7700

3.6Ghz / 4 Cores / 8 Threads, Turbo / 8MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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Core i5-7600K

3.8Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 91W Max TDP

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Core i5-7600

3.5Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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Core i5-7500

3.4Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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Core i5-7400

3.0Ghz / 4 Cores / 4 Threads, Turbo / 6MB L3 Cache / 65W Max TDP

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Core i3-7320

4.1Ghz / 2 Cores / 4 Threads / 4MB L3 Cache / 51W Max TDP

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Core i3-7100

3.9Ghz / 2 Cores / 4 Threads / 3MB L3 Cache / 51W Max TDP

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Motherboards

We recommend 100-series motherboards for their simple post-installation, supported audio codecs, and network controllers.

Note: Some motherboards will not support resolutions higher than 1080p at 60hz. Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA graphics resolutions greater than 1080p at 60hz resolution require DisplayPort. NVIDIA 9xx cards with HDMI or DisplayPort will support displays to 4K at 60hz.

Gigabyte GA-H270-Gaming 3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Killer E2500

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Gigabyte GA-H270-HD3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel i219-V

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Gigabyte GA-H270-HD3P ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte GA-H270M-D3H mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte GA-H270M-DS3H mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
VGA, DVI, DP, HDMI
Network:
8111H

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Gigabyte GA-H270N-WIFI mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
DVI, 2x HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211

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Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming 3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
E2500

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Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
E2500

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Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3P ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
VGA, DVI, HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
DP, HDMI
Network:
E2500

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Gigabyte GA-Z270N-WIFI mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
DVI, 2x HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211

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Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI
Network:
8111H

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 5 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel, I219-V, E2500

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
Creative
Video:
DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel, I219-V, E2500

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
Creative
Video:
DP, HDMI 2.0
Network:
Intel, I219-V, E2500

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 9 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
Creative
Video:
TH3, DP, HDMI 2.0
Network:
2x E2500

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
DP, HDMI
Network:
E2500

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K7 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V, E2500

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-UD3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-UD5 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
TH3, DP, HDMI 2.0
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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Gigabyte GA-Z270XP-SLI ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS PRIME H270-PLUS ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
8111H

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ASUS PRIME H270-PRO ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS PRIME H270M-PLUS mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS PRIME Z270-A ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS PRIME Z270-AR ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS PRIME Z270-K ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS PRIME Z270-P ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
8111H

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ASUS PRIME Z270M-PLUS mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX FORMULA ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG STRIX H270F GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z270H GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASUS TUF Z270 MARK 1 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211

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ASUS TUF Z270 MARK 2 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211

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ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Fatal1ty H270M Performance mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K4 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211AT

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
TH3, HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock H270 Pro4 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock H270M Pro4 mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock H270M-ITX/ac mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
2x HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211AT

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ASRock Z270 Extreme4 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Z270 Killer SLI ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Z270 Pro4 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Z270 Taichi ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I211AT

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ASRock Z270M Extreme4 mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Z270M Pro4 mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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ASRock Z270M-ITX/ac mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
2x HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel 211AT

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MSI H270 GAMING M3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
E2500

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MSI H270 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI H270 PC MATE ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI H270M BAZOOKA mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
8111H

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MSI H270M MORTAR ARCTIC mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
DVI, DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z270 A PRO ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
VGA, DVI, DP
Network:
8111H

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MSI Z270 GAMING M3 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
E2500

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MSI Z270 GAMING M5 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
E2500

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MSI Z270 GAMING M7 ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
E2500

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MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z270 KRAIT GAMING ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z270 PC MATE ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC887
Video:
HDMI, DVI, VGA
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z270 SLI ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z270 SLI PLUS ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
HDMI, DVI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX

Form:
ATX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V, Intel I210-V

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MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC mini-ITX

Form:
mini-ITX
Audio:
ALC1220
Video:
HDMI, DP
Network:
Intel I219-V

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MSI Z270M MORTAR mATX

Form:
mATX
Audio:
ALC892
Video:
DVI, DP, HDMI
Network:
Intel I219-V

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