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ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Intel Z170 DDR4 ATX Motherboard

Code: A88WB

  • Works with Intel LGA 1151 processors
  • Support for up to 64GB DDR4 RAM that runs at 3400MHz (OC) – an astonishing amount of bandwidth for graphics rendering or gaming
  • ATX sized motherboard that will fit into any case that accepts ATX or larger motherboards

Product details

ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Intel Z170 DDR4 ATX Motherboard

• Works with Intel LGA 1151 processors
• Support for up to 64GB DDR4 RAM that runs at 3400MHz (OC) – an astonishing amount of bandwidth for graphics rendering or gaming
• ATX sized motherboard that will fit into any case that accepts ATX or larger motherboards
• Expansion slots: 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode) and 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
• Storage ports: 4 x SATA III ports, 1 x SATA Express port and 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key
• On-board SupremeFX 2015 8 channel high definition audio codec
• One Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet port for faster, smoother gaming
• Manufacturer part number: Z170 Pro Gaming

Special Features
• Illuminated red line shielding adds a little colour to your case

What can I expect from this motherboard?
Feature packed, this Z170 pro gaming motherboard provides you with a great amount of performance without the high price tag. It is compatible with Intel LGA 1151 socket CPUs, including Intel’s sixth generation of Intel Core desktop processors, and can support up to 64GB of RAM that run at 3400MHz (overclocked). An amazing amount of upgrade potential is provided with the various amount of connections and expansion slots available. Included are USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C connections and a M.2 3rd generation M key socket, future proofing you for the next generation of tech.

ASUS Gamer’s Guardian is also included with this motherboard – a collection of components, electrostatic discharge (ESD) guards and smart DIY features. Together, these protect your motherboard for added durability and the DIY features make it easier for you to upgrade your system.

Does this motherboard have on-board audio?
The on-board SupremeFX audio technology produces near-lossless audio quality with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 115dB, so you can enjoy every little detail. The technology comprises of components including an illuminated red line shielding, EMI cover, 300-ohm headphone amplifier and Japanese-made capacitors.

Also included is Sonic Radar II, an overlay that allows you to see the direction and origin of key in-game sounds, practice your enemy-pinpointing skill and hear every blast with audio enhancement technology. You’ll be able to see what your opponents and teammates are up to on the battlefield.

How have ASUS optimised this motherboard for gaming?
Enjoy unmatched performance and smoother gameplay through features such as AI Suite 3, Pro Clock technology, second-generation ASUS T-Topology and RAMCache. AI Suite 3 allows you to tune almost all parts of your system and, at the a click of a button, you can use ‘five way optimisation’ to ensure your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else. PRO Clock technology allows you to extend overclocked base-clock speeds of compatible CPUs by up to 400MHz*. T-Topology lets you overclock DDR4 memory modules, with up to 3400MHz rated RAM supported. RAMCache allows you to allocate some of your RAM as a cache for games and apps so that they launch at breakneck speeds.

*Please note that an unlocked Intel processor is required, sold separately

What other features are there?
To ensure that lag is kept to a minimum, an Intel I219V controller is embedded into this ROG motherboard – alongside a Gigabit Ethernet port and LANGuard. Together, these provide you with a reliable connection that also has surge protection. GameFirst III can be installed, and this software prioritises game related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters and file-sharing slowdown.

Specifications
Form factor ATX
Processor socket Intel Socket 1151
Chipset type Intel Z170
RAM
Maximum RAM supported 64 GB
Number of RAM slots 4 x DIMM
RAM type supported DDR4, non-ECC, 3400 (OC)/ 3333 (OC)/ 3300 (OC)/ 3200 (OC)/ 3000 (OC)/ 2800 (OC)/ 2666 (OC)/ 2400 (OC)/ 2133 MHz
Expansion ports
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
Storage slots
4 x SATA III 6Gb/s ports
1 x SATA Express port (compatible with 2 x SATA III 6Gb/s ports)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key – type 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 storage devices supported (both SATA and PCIe mode)
Internal input and output (I/O) ports
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN (Extension Fan) connector
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x CPU OV
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
External input and output (I/O) ports
1 x USB 3.1 (red) Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) LAN port
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub (VGA)
Graphics
SLI support Yes – 4-way SLI
CrossFire support Yes – 4-way CrossFireX
Internet
LAN controller Intel I219V
LAN interface 1 x Gigabit (10/10/1000)
Wireless No
Audio
On-board audio Yes – SupremeFX 8 channel high definition audio codec
Dimensions
Width 305 mm
Depth 244 mm
Manufacturer warranty 3 years
Package content
Motherboard
I/O Shield
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x CPU installation tool
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x 12 in 1 Cable Label (s)
User's manual

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A88WB ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Intel Z170 DDR4 ATX Motherboard (1+) £134.99

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