AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9
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Launch SRP RM2699

AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10

The AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 is a gaming motherboard with a Z270 chipset that's compatible with 7th generation Intel Core processors.

Performance:
9
Features:
9
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Aggressive looks
Easily overclockable
Plenty of I/O ports
Highly customizable RGB lighting
THE BAD
Expensive

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • 7th and 6th generation Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors
  • Intel Z270 Express Chipset
Memory Up to 64GB DDR4
Storage 2x M.2 connectors, 2x U.2 connectors, 3x SATA Express connectors, 8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Audio
  • Creative Sound Core 3D
  • 2x JRC NJM2114
  • 1x TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifiers
Networking 2x Killer E2500 LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Rear I/O
  • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 2x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1x HDMI port
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 1x Thunderbolt 3 connector (USB Type-C port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support)
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
  • 5x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 2x RJ-45 ports
  • 1x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)
Internal Connectors
  • 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1x CPU fan header
  • 1x water cooling CPU fan header
  • 4x system fan headers
  • 2x system fan/water cooling pump headers
  • 1x I/O shield audio LED power connector
  • 2x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable headers
  • 3x SATA Express connectors
  • 8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 2x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
  • 2x U.2 connectors
  • 1x front panel header
  • 1x front panel audio header
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
  • 2x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  • 1x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  • 1x Thunderbolt add-in card connector
  • 1x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 2x temperature sensor headers
  • 1x power button
  • 1x reset button
  • 1x Clear CMOS button
  • 1x ECO button
  • 1x OC button
  • 2x audio gain control switches
  • 2x BIOS switches
  • Voltage Measurement Points
Expansion Slots 4x PCI Express x16 slots (two x16, two x8)
Form Factor E-ATX