ASUS Z170 PRO Gaming
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ASUS Z170 PRO Gaming


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10

ASUS's Z170 PRO Gaming is a motherboard that's fuss-free and packed with lots of features that gamers will find extremely useful.

Performance:
8.5
Features:
8.5
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Clean, simple, fuss-free design
Motherboard is packed with plenty of features
Black PCB give motherboard a sleek look
THE BAD
Motherboard is essentially stripped bare

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type LGA 1151 / Z170 Chipset
Memory 4x DDR4 RAM (up to 64GB) 3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC
Storage
  • Supports Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports: 1x SATA Express port, Compatible with 2x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports, 1x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIe mode), 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
Audio SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC, Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking, High quality 115 dB SNR stereo playback output, Audio Feature : SupremeFX Shielding Technology, Optical S/PDIF out ports, Sonic Radar II
Networking
  • Intel I219V, 1x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), GameFirst technology
  • Anti-surge LANGuard
Rear I/O
  • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo ports
  • 1x DVI
  • 1x D-Sub
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x LAN (RJ45) ports
  • 1x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 4x USB 3.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 5x Audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 ports (19-pin)
  • 3x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1x SATA Express connector: gray, Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
  • 1x COM port(s) connectors
  • 4x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 1x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 3x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
  • 1x 24-pin EATX Power connectors
  • 1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connectors
  • 1x Front panel audio connectors (AAFP)
  • 1x System panels
  • 1x Thermal sensor connectors
  • 1x CPU OV
  • 1x Clear CMOS jumpers
  • 1x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
  • 1x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) headers
  • 1x 14-1 pin TPM connector
Expansion Slots
  • 2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (Single at x16, dual at x8/x8, )
  • 1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode, )
  • 3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
Other Features
  • ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
  • Gamer's Guardian
  • ASUS TPU
Form Factor ATX