With the release of Intel's 6th generation Core processors comes a new selection of accompanying motherboards with the LGA1151 socket. Install your Skylake processor for improved performance over previous architectures and new features such as USB 3.1, DDR4, and the Thunderbolt 3 connector.
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What types of chips work in an LGA 1151 motherboard?
LGA1151 boards are designed to physically house Intel's 1151 lineup, however, things aren't just that simple. It's important to look at the chipset of the motherboard to make sure your processor is listed on the compatibility list. Also, it can sometimes be important to look at what BIOS revision comes default with a motherboard. Sometimes you'll need a complete motherboard upgrade to support a new line of chips. With the chipset manufacturers constantly releasing updates and sometimes generation changes - this becomes a major area of concern when buying a new motherboard. An example of this on the LGA1151 platform would be the Z170 chipset which was release for Intel's lineup of Skylake processors. The next series was the Z270 which was created to support the Kaby Lake line. Afterwards the Z370 was released to accomodate the Coffee Lake series.