Are You Looking At A Skylake Motherboard?
Intel's Skylake-based processor launch was one of the most hectic in recent history. The company's focus has changed, and the way it disseminates information isn't as thorough as it once was. Consequently, new information about the architecture and its supporting chipsets seems to trickle out slowly, whereas we were previously much better connected to the minds responsible for platform development. Several of the most recent disclosures were sponsored by motherboard OEMs exploring features and capabilities to give them an advantage over the competition.
Those board vendors may still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Overclocking non-K-series CPUs is still a hot topic, so it's possible that OEMs will continue looking for more graceful ways to achieve this. Meanwhile, we expect Intel will continue inhibiting the value-seeking tendencies of enthusiasts looking to buy something inexpensively and extract maximum performance from it. Should Intel surprise us and back off of its aggressive stance, other board vendors may try to create non-Z170 platforms with overclocking features as well. So, don't be surprised to see this story change over time as we work to keep an up-to-date reference on everything there is to know about Skylake.