Intel B250/H270 motherboards round-up: affordable basis for Kaby Lake

Seventh generation Core-boards without empty bank account



We have tested the B250- and H270-moederborden with a Core i7 7700K, 8GB Corsair Vengeance 2133 MHz memory, two OCZ Arc 100 240GB SSDs and a Seasonic Prime 650W 80+ Titanium power supply.

All tests were performed with the default settings of the motherboard. We used to set the C-states on maximum and we enabled EIST, however we leave those decisions to the manufacturer now.

Of course the performance and power consumption depend on the standard tuning. Motherboard manufacturers used to cheat a little by slightly increasing the bClk. We and other review sites did not like this at all and the various manufacturers have therefore changed their ways. The maximum deviation we were able to find is 0.5%. They also no longer cheat with the clock speed of the IGP.

In the graphs on the following pages the ATX-motherboards are represented by the blue bars, while the Micro-ATX-boards can be recognized by their green bars. 

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