Intel released the new Greenlow platform with Skylake chips and chipset. ASRockRack is ready with three new motherboards based on the new architecture and the three motherboards also come in three different sizes. The C236WS is a full-sized ATX motherboard, the C236MWS is a Micro-ATX sized motherboard, and the last one is called the C236WSI and it is also the smallest being an mITX sized motherboard.
The C236 chipset brings a better memory speed, more SATA3 ports, more PCIe 3.0 lanes, and USB3.0. All this should be a big up over the old processors and the motherboards are ready to provide it all.
The ASRock Rack C236WS is a full-sized ATX motherboard with a single LGA 1151 H4 socket with support for Intel’s Xeon E3-1200 v5 series processors. It offers dual-channel DDR4 memory support with speeds up to 2133MHz and support for both ECC and non-ECC UDIMM in its four slots. The motherboard comes with 8 SATA3.0 ports and dual Intel LAN (i210 and i219). Users get two PCIe 3.0 x 16 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x8 slot, and two PCIe 3.0 x4 slots on this motherboard. There are also two legacy PCI slots available. The IO features four USB3.0, one HDMI, one DVI and one VGA connector.
The Micro-ATX C236MWS motherboard features almost the same things as the full-sized ATX version, just on a more compact PCB. The biggest difference is the PCI slot layout and you get two PCIe 3.0 (x16/x0 or x8/x8), one PCIe 3.0 x4, and one M.2 slot/PCIex1 Co-Layout.
The C236WSI takes the whole thing down another notch and we have arrived at the Mini-ITX form factor. We only get two memory slots here and we are also down to a single PCIe 3.0 x16 slot.