ASRock, ASUS, MSI add support for Intel Kaby Lake on all Intel 100-series boards (Updated)
MSI’s Intel 100-series boards now support the upcoming Kaby Lake chips via a BIOS update
Updated on 14 Oct 2016: ASRock has also announced BIOS updates for all its Intel 100-series boards that will allow them to support Kaby Lake processors.
Updated on 5 Oct 2016: ASUS has now announced that its Intel 100-series boards are ready for Kaby Lake as well.
Originally published on 4 Oct 2016:
ASRock, ASUS and MSI are ready for Intel’s next-generation processors. All three companies have made available BIOS updates for all their Intel 100-series motherboards, which will add support for the upcoming Kaby Lake desktop processors.
As of now, only the mobile parts have debuted, with the new seventh-generation processors featuring an improved 14nm photolithography process that makes it possible to have higher clocked speeds while sticking to the same TDP.
The desktop Kaby Lake processors are expected to release sometime in early 2017. Intel has a newer Z270 chipset planned, but it looks like you won't have to upgrade from Z170 just to use Kaby Lake.
The BIOS updates can be downloaded from the respective product pages for each board.