Intel’s Skylake based desktop CPUs may still be a few months away from release, but the first motherboard with support for the 6th Generation Intel Skylake processors was spotted at the ongoing Embedded World 2015 exhibition being held in Nuremberg.
ASRock showed off an industrial motherboard at the event with the LGA1151 socket with support for Intel Skylake processors. The motherboard includes two DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM slots that can take up to 16GB of memory. We also see the presence of three HDMI ports and four USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard. Other ports include 1 eDP, Gigabit LAN, and four USB 2.0 ports.
In case you’re wondering why the motherboard includes DDR3 memory support instead of the DDR4 memory that Skylake will support, it is due to the fact that Skylake retains support for DDR3 memory as well. So not every LGA1151 based motherboard is likely to come with DDR4 SO-DIMM slots.
Intel’s sixth generation Skylake processors for desktops are expected to debut by the third quarter of this year with 35, 65, and 95W TDP. It was earlier expected that motherboard manufacturers may show off their Skylake products at Computex this year but since recent reports have claimed that Intel may not be able to unveil Skylake until August, that may not happen now.