New Skylake Products and Upcoming Kaby Lake Improvements

Jan 11, 2017 | News & Announcements, Martin's Corner

Due to the interest generated by our Skylake line release...

We have decided to add even more products, like the Q170 ATX board with 4 PCI slots (for those diehard PCI lovers out there).

We are also offering this version of the board with the C236 chipset, adding ECC memory and XEON processor support - making it a high-performance workstation. This is a powerful lineup!

If you are not sure about the new feature set and processing power, try our new H110 mini-ITX board. It has the same basic functionality as the Q170 chipset, but at a lower price point. Some of the features that were removed form the H110 include software RAID and triple display support - but still an impressive set of features.

We also made sure to add support for the new Kaby Lake processors to all of our Q170 and C236 boards.

With a new and improved graphics engine and DDR4-2400 support, a noticeable boost is seen with the onboard graphics quality. This new processor line is set for release Q1' 2017.

The Breakthrough Power of Skylake:
Where unique design implementation meets innovative 6th gen CPU performance.



The table below illustrates some of the improvements over the Skylake line.

Feature Skylake Kaby Lake Benefit
Display Resolution 4K @ 60Hz (3) Displays
5K @ 30Hz Ready
4K @ 60Hz (3) Displays
5K @ 30Hz Ready
Same display support as Skylake
Visual Enhancement Standard Dynamic Range (SDR)
Rec. 709
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Rec. 2020
Enhanced picture color and quality
Display I/O eDP 1.3
DP 1.2
HDMI 1.4 integrated
eDP 1.3
DP 1.2
HDMI 1.4 integrated
HDMI 2.0a via LSPCON
HDCP 2.2 support
HDMI 1.4, DP 1.2 - integrated
HDR content playback
Hardware Codec HEVC 8-bit encode/decode
VP8 8-bit encode/decode
HEVC 10-bit encode/decode
VP9 10-bit decode
Netflix UHD playback
Secure Content PlayReady 3 PlayReady 3
SGX-CP (Adobe DRM)
Enable Premium Content Access
Deliver TV on the go to PC's


We are excited to share more Skylake product offerings! If you need help deciding which one is best for you, contact us.

About the Author

Martin Rudloff
Martin Rudloff is Chief Technical Officer at Corvalent. With 30+ years of experience in Electronics, Martin manages Concept to Development, Production and Validation, and Product Support.