The Skylake CPUs won't ship to retailers yet, but motherboard manufacturers are already shipping motherboards by the dozens. As the market is flooded with these new products, it can be hard to know which board to go for. Although we reviewed a few of these motherboards already, until more reviews come in, all you can do is run off specs to make your purchasing decisions, and we endeavored to make that a little easier.
Tom's Hardware has already published a series of articles listing the new motherboards from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI, but now we have pricing information on these boards, too. Some of these boards are currently only available for pre-order, but most can be purchased online right now from various retailers. Most prices come from Newegg except where stated otherwise.
The boards still with pre-order designations include the Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P (Aug. 17), Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5, (Aug. 17), MSI Z170A Gaming M9 ACK (Sept. 2), and MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition (Sept. 2).
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I think that's newegg's policy, meaning the boards have to go back to EVGA directly instead of back to 'egg. I could be wrong
Yes, probably Newegg's policy, but still I would be pretty irritated to have to RMA a brand new board to EVGA directly and have them send me a refurb and lose the warranty.
Any idea when better small boards are coming out?
Got it, thanks for the catch.
Do you have solid info on this? The i5 6600k is finally on sale in the US, but no 6700K parts. Do you have any real info to give those of us stuck waiting while the rest of the world basks in an abundance of i7 6700k availability?
On the CPU availability things are kind of uncertain. I've been checking various retailers. Most don't have any info on them, but Newegg and Amazon keep changing their product pages to say available, or pre-order, or sold out. When the motherboard articles went up last week they were listed as in stock. When we wrote this article over the last couple of days they were listed as pre-order. Now they are listed as in-stock again.
We contacted Intel about it, and they informed us that the CPUs should be available to order now, but because of strong demand for Skylake they are having difficulties keeping up with the orders, and the supply of these CPUs is limited.