One click for superb performance, with USB 3.1 support
5-Way Optimization: One click to optimize your entire system; plus a dedicated onboard water-pump header
ASUS Pro Clock Technology: Extends base clocks and improves stability for extreme overclocking
Crystal Sound 3, Intel LAN and Turbo LAN: Flawless audio and low-latency networking
USB 3.1 onboard: One Type-A port plus a reversible Type-C port
5X Protection II: Advanced hardware safeguards
One click overclock and cooling, done!
Get performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control and even networking and audio tuning tailored for you
5-Way Optimization at your disposal it takes just one click to tune complex settings — for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts! Our exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use, so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!
- Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound.
- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
- Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading.
- Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money.
CPU performance boost
Unleash your PC's full performance with a simple two-phase onboard switch or the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and to exploit the potential out of your graphics card
OC Design- ASUS PRO Clock technology
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel® processors that allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to or beyond 400MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
DDR4 overclocking strength in numbers
Second-generation ASUS T-Topology enables DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3400MHz with all memory slots populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, our second-generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.
Native M.2/NVMe PCIe RAID support for lightning fast storage speeds!
Not satisfied with single storage device read/write speeds? Then join the fast lane and build a RAID 0 array using two PCIe storage drives to enjoy data transfers at lightning speed!
Fast storage speed with SATA Express
Current SSDs devour up to 550MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard — and ensures that you and your system won't get left behind.
Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gbit/s
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
Ultimate-speed 10Gbit/s with USB 3.1 onboard
With one USB 3.1 Type-A port and one reversible USB 3.1 Type-C for the very fastest USB connections, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — or twice as fast USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices, and you'll be all set for USB 3.1's breakneck speeds. And ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further!
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
Z170-A features the very latest Intel® Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming — always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay!
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge – by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced Mode for hardcore controls.
LGA1151 socket for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/ i5/ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 (The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types)
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
4 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4 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, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
(Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Please refer to Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List) for details)
2 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices)
3 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
(The PCIe x16 3 slot shares bandwidth with SATA6G 56. The PCIe x16_3 is default set at x2 mode)
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support: DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI-D/VGA ports
Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2160@24Hz / 3840 x 2160@60Hz
Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160@24Hz / 2560 x 1600@60Hz
Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider™
Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
Maximum shared memory of 512MB
(DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays)
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 288-pin , 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (dual x8 mode; single card: x16 mode) , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) , 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 , 1 x PCI
SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 6 x 7pin SATA, 1 x M.2, 1 x SATA Express port - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
Intel Smart Response Technology
1 x DisplayPort , 1 x HDMI , 1 x DVI-D , 1 x VGA , 1 x USB 3.1 , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 2 x USB 2.0 , 1 x USB-C , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (front surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack
4 x USB 2.0 - header , 4 x USB 3.0 - header , 1 x Thunderbolt - header , 1 x audio - header
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector
WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, USB BIOS Flashback, UEFI BIOS, ACPI 5.0 support, ASUS EZ Flash 3, DMI 3.0 support, SMBIOS 3.0 support
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on PME
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), jack retasking, ASUS Anti-Surge Protection, ASUS Q-Design, ESD Guards, Q-DIMM, GPU Boost, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Q-Shield, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, ASUS 8 Phase Power Design, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, Fanless Design Heatsink, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support, ASUS DIGI+ Power Control, Onboard Button, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video, ASUS Remote GO!, Disk Unlocker, ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection, Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), Clear CMOS Button, ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O, ASUS O.C. Tuner, anti-pop function, Turbo LAN, ASUS Fan Xpert 3, Dual Intelligent Processors 5, LANGuard, Memory O.C. Design, USB 3.1 Boost, ASUS Crystal Sound 3, ASUS PRO Clock Technology, ASUS 5X Protection II
I/O back plate, 1 x M.2 screw
3 x Serial ATA cable , 1 x SLI bridge
ASUS Auto Tuning, ASUS AI Suite III, ASUS EZ Update, ASUS Turbo App, Antivirus (OEM version), Mobo Connect, PC Cleaner, Media Streamer, HyStream
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.