Intel Core i5 6500 Skylake CPU + ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Motherboard
With a choice of 2 different motherboards, along with 3 CPUs, making a total of 6 bundles to choose from, we have a bundle that meets your needs, from a solid quad core for gaming, an unlocked CPU multipler variant for those of you into overclocking, and a Hyper-threaded option ideal for Video Production & Photoshop work.
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This bundle includes the ASRock Z170 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard & the Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz Quad Core Processor, making it ideal for gaming.
ASRock Z170 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard
Super Alloy Motherboard: Stable and Reliable
XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Design
Extra large heat sinks that effectively take away heat from the MOSFET and chipset so that your motherboard may perform more stable.
Combo Caps (Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps)
Combining 820uF + 100uF Nichicon 12K Polymer Caps, provides clearer, efficient and more responsive CPU Vcore power.
Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps
Supreme 12K platinum capacitors with lifespans of at least 12,000 hours. Compared to other counterparts on high-end motherboards that merely have lifespans of around 10,000 hours, ASRock applied Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps that offer 20% longer lifespans and provide more stability and reliability.
*Tested under industry standard 105 degree Celsius ambient temperature.
Protects the crucial parts near the rear I/O against static electricity.
Matte Black PCB
A new matte black and copper color scheme.
High Density Glass Fabric PCB
What you’ve never understood about your computer is that it is scared to death of water, H2O, humidity or whatever you’d like to name it. And even though you do not see the water, actually there may be lots of excessive moist in the air killing your motherboard silently and slowly. No, your motherboard doesn’t melt when in contact with water like the wicked witch of the west, but it dies of short circuit. Luckily, ASRock has a new High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.
USB 3.1 10 Gb/s Type-A + C
A pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 connectors for delivering up to 10Gbps data transfer rates.
10 Power Phase Design
Reinforced system stability for taking on all sorts of arduous computing tasks.
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
Fully compatible with standard graphics cards, Nvidia Quadro and AMD FirePro workstation graphics solutions.
Purity Sound™ 3
7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, Pure Power-In and other technologies to deliver the crispest sound effects.
• Supports Purity Sound™ 3.
• Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps.
• 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier.
• TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets).
• Pure Power-In.
• Direct Drive Technology.
• PCB Isolate Shielding.
Hyper BCLK Engine
An additional external base clock generator which provides a wider range of frequencies and more precise clock waveforms.
Intel® LAN provides the best throughput performance, lower CPU utilization, enhanced stability and is able to deliver ultimate network experience to users!
Flexible PCIe Slots
A new flexible PCIe Gen3 x1 slot design that allows users to install add-on cards of all kinds of sizes.
* The bandwidth of your devices will be limited to PCIe Gen3 x1.
Unlike traditional motherboards that use analog power, this motherboard uses a next generation digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, which provides CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly, so that the stability and lifespan of the motherboard is greatly enhanced.
Live Update & APP Shop
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can also easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
Full Spike Protection
Some sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard’s components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.
In a world where time is money, why waste precious time everyday typing usernames to log in to Windows? Why should we even bother memorizing those foot long passwords? Nobody has time for that! Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!
Restart to UEFI
Fast Boot is so fast that it is impossible for users to enter the UEFI setup utility during POST. Therefore, ASRock Restart to UEFI technology allows users to easily enter the UEFI setup utility automatically when turning on the PC next time. It is designed for those who constantly need to enter the UEFI setup utility.
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
Limit and control your children's time spent on the internet. ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard) technology allows you to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of internet access granted to other users.
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your personal computer. Users may try to choose the category of the issue they have encountered, describe the problem in detail, and then attach an optional picture or log file for our technical support team.
Dampness kills most electronics, so it's a better idea to keep your personal computer dry. Now users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling Dehumidifier. When it is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.
Easy Driver Installer
For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other required drivers automatically through the internet. Completely no CD or optical disk drive required!
ASRock XFast RAM fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. It shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
When Internet Explorer loads very slowly for no clear reason, it's usually due to inefficient management. ASRock is rolling out super efficient web management in the motherboard industry. XFast LAN is a convenient tool that controls internet related applications easily and efficiently. Creating a perfect Internet environment, all you need is a smart manager. ASRock XFast LAN allows you to enjoy more speed, easier multitasking, enhanced multimedia experience, and more – all without weighing you down.
Tired of listening to crappy audio that makes your ears bleed? Experience high-quality surround sound from your personal computer. DTS Connect is a blanket name for a two-part system, including DTS Interactive and DTS Neo:PC, it is used on the computer platform only, in order to convert PC audio into the DTS format.
This motherboard supports HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) which is an interface standard for transferring uncompressed video data and delivering multi-channel audio through a single cable. Both video and audio data signals transferred through the HDMI™ interface are digital without being converted into analog, therefore it delivers the richest pictures and the most realistic sounds.
Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz Quad Core Processor
Videos, crisper. Gaming, more versatile. Performance, more efficient. With Intel® Core™ i5 processor, your systems and devices work smarter than ever so you can work more effectively than ever with an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. With built-in technology like Intel® RealSense™ technology that allows you to interact with your device with just a gesture and revolutionary 3D scanning, computing just got a little bit more human. With built-in Iris™ graphics, watch 4K video on multiple screens, create eye-popping content faster and play seamlessly in 3D. Your experience truly comes to life on screen with 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors.
New architecture and design in 6th Gen Intel Core processors for desktops bring:
• Support for DDR4 RAM memory technology in mainstream platforms, allowing systems to have up to 64GB of memory and higher transfer speeds at lower power when compared to DDR3 (DDR4 speed 2133 MT/s at 1.2V vs DDR3 speed 1600 MT/sat 1.5).
• 6th Gen Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors come with Intel Turbo boost 2.0 Technology which gives you that extra burst of performance for those jobs that require a bit more frequency.
• Videos come to life in Ultra HD 4K, so users can enjoy amazing and vibrant multimedia experiences on Ultra HD and 4K display (up to 4096x2304 resolution). To deliver this experience, Intel Core'" i7, i5 and i3 processors incorporate support for HEVC, VP8 and VP9.
• Intel Quick Sync Video technology accelerates most video capabilities, allowing users to create and share in real-time and multi-task without interruption.
• 6th Gen Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors support graphics programmability features such as OpenCL 2.0 so programmers can easily take advantage of the graphics compute capabilities.
• With native support for the new DirectX 12 API, 6th Gen Intel Core processors can provide a better experience for gaming and graphics that take advantage of DirectX 12.
6th Gen Intel Core processors offer hardware-level security features such as:
• Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) that help protect your system and your data.
• Intel Memory Protection Extensions that help protect an application's run-time integrity.
• Intel Device Protection Technology with BIOS Guard 2.0 and Intel Device Protection Technology with Boot Guard help protect your system during boot.
Whether you use your PC for gaming, rendering, editing or creating, the 6th Generation Intel Core processor family (S-series) delivers a great PC experience. Features ASRock Z170 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard Features
• ASRock Super Alloy.
• Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151).
• Digi Power, 10 Power Phase Design.
• Supports Dual Channel DDR4 3200+(OC).
• 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1.
• NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™.
• Graphics Output Options: DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2.
• Supports Triple Monitor.
• 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 3 & DTS Connect.
• 3 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3).
• 2 USB 3.1 (1 Type-C & 1 Type-A), 8 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 6 Rear).
• Supports Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz Quad Core Processor Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Dynamically increases the processor's frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.
Intel Built-ln Visuals
• Intel HD Graphics: Play HD videos with exceptional clarity, view and edit even the smallest details of photos, and play today's modern games.
• Intel Quick Sync Video: Delivers excellent video conferencing capability, fast video conversion, online sharing, and fast video editing and authoring.
• Intel Clear Video HD: Visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for HD playback and immersive web browsing.
Integrated Memory Controller
Now supporting DDR4 offers stunning memory read/write performance through efficient prefetching algorithms, lower latency, and higher memory bandwidth as compared to previous generations.
Intel Smart Cache
Dynamically allocates shared cache to each processor core, based on workload, reducing latency and improving performance.
Intel Virtualization Technology
Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple "virtual" platforms. Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
Intel Advanced Encryption - Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI)
A fast, secure AES engine for a variety of encryption apps, including whole disk encryption, file storage encryption, conditional access of HD content, internet security, and VOIP. Consumers benefit from protected internet and email content, plus fast, responsive disk encryption.
Intel Power Optimizer & Processor C-States
Intel Power Optimizer increases periods of silicon sleep state across the platform ingredients, including the CPU, chipset, and third-party system components, to reduce power.
Intel Secure Key
Security hardware-based random number generator that can be used for generating high-quality keys for cryptographic (encryption and decryption) protocols. Provides quality entropy that is highly sought after in the cryptography world for added security.
Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX)
TSX-NI is a set of instructions focused on enterprise-level multi-threaded performance scaling, making parallel operations more efficient via improved control of software threads and locks. This offers performance benefits for enterprise-level big data analytics/business intelligence and visualization apps, which involve multi-user collaboration. Available on the i7 and i5 processors with Intel vPro Technology and unlocked processors.
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.02 (Intel AVX2)
AVX 2.0 is an extension of AVX 1.0 with new optimized instructions to deliver enhanced performance on floating point—intensive apps. AVX 2.0 adds 256-bit integer instructions and new instructions for FMA (Fused Multiply Add). FMA delivers better performance on media and floating point computations, including face recognition; professional imaging; high-performance computing; consumer video and imaging; compression; and encryption.
Intel OS Guard
A hardware-based security feature that protects the OS (operating system) kernel. OS Guard helps prevent use of malicious data or attack code located in areas of memory marked as user mode pages from taking over or compromising the OS kernel. OS Guard is not application-specific and protects the kernel from any application.
VMCS shadowing allows a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) running in a guest (nested virtualization) to access a shadow VMCS memory area using the normal VMRead/VMWrite instructions. This technology reduces overhead for a more natural and responsive user experience. It also allows users to take control of their personal and professional data and apps while being protected by game-changing security.
Intel Ready Mode Technology
Provides quick access to your PC with applications that are up-to-date and constantly connected.
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Help protect your One Time Password (OTP) credentials and PKI certificates and add a layer of encrypted second factor authentication for online transactions.
Log into your system or make secure credit card purchases on your system using near-field communication (NFC)—enabled cards.
PCI Express 3.0 Interface
Offers up to 8 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 16 lanes. PCI Express ports can be configured as 1x16, 2x8, or 1x8 and 2x4 depending on motherboard designs.
Manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free component packages.
"Conflict-free" means "DRC conflict-free", which is defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission rules to mean products that do not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
|RAM Memory Support|
|Memory Channel||Dual (2)|
|Memory Type (ECC)||Non-ECC|
|Memory Type (R/U)||UDIMM (Unbuffered)|
|Memory Speed (Mhz)||
|Max. Memory Capacity||64GB (4x16GB)|
|Audio||Purity Sound™ 3 Realtek ALC1150 7.1 HD Audio|
|Primary GPU Interface||PCIe 3.0 (x16)|
|SLI Support||2-Way SLi|
|Crossfire Support||3-Way CrossFire|
|On-Board Graphics Connectors||
|SATA Support||SATAe / SATA3 / M.2|
|RAID Support via||SATA|
|Storage Mode Support||
|Network Interface Type||Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)|
|Network Chip/Modules||1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)|
|Rear I/O Connectors||
|Other Motherboard Specifications|
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