ASRock Z170 Skylake Gaming-ITX/ac WiFi Mini ITX Motherboard

ASRock Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe, M.2 (PCIe/SATA), GbE, WiFi 802.11ac, USB 3.1 A+C, Mini ITX

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Product Overview Super Alloy Motherboard: Stable and Reliable

Premium 60A Power Choke
Compared to traditional chokes, ASRock’s premium 60A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.

Dual-Stack MOSFET for CPU Power
Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM) is another innovative MOSFETs design by ASRock. The silicon die area is increased by stacking two dies into one MOSFET. The larger the die area, the lower Rds(on). Compared to traditional discrete MOSFET, DSM with larger die area provides extreme lower Rds(on) 1.2 mO, so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.

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.

Matte Black PCB
A new mysterious matte black and copper color scheme to match the prestigious components on ASRock's high-end 100 Series motherboards.

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.

HDMI 4k @60Hz
Supports the most recent HDMI 4K 60Hz graphics output specification. With the larger bandwidth and increased frame rate, the motion on your screen becomes more fluid and less blurry.

2T2R 802.11ac WiFi Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
No one has time for weak WiFi signals and sluggish internet! That's why this motherboard comes with an exclusive 2T2R 802.11ac WiFi (2.4G / 5G WiFi) module that supports up to 867Mbps wireless networks and Bluetooth v4.0. Experience up to 289% speed boost compared to your old WiFi!

Ultra M.2 32 Gb/s (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
The PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 interface pushes data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s. In addition, it also supports SATA3 6Gb/s M.2 modules, and is compatible with ASRock’s U.2 Kit for installing some of the world’s fastest U.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSDs.

Fatal1ty Mouse Port
After plugging the USB mouse into the Fatal1ty Mouse Port and running F-Stream, gamers can use Fatal1ty’s personal preferred mouse polling rate at 500 Hz. F-Stream also provides the flexibility for gamers to adjust the mouse polling rate from 125 Hz to 1000 Hz. This is helpful for professional gamers to experience smoother game play and faster response time.
*Limitations: 1. Fatal1ty mouse port supports USB 1.1 mice. 2. Some mice might not support polling rates up to 1000Hz. 3. Some wireless USB mice might not be supported by Fatal1ty mouse port. 4. Fatal1ty mouse port does not support USB mice connected to a USB hub.

Key Master
Key Master consists of two major features, Sniper Key and Macro Key. It enhances your mouse and keyboard with customizable macros, sniper modes, key repeat rates and repeat delay.

• Sniper Key: Use Sniper Key to shift the mouse speed when you're in sniper mode, it will greatly sharpen your accuracy.
• Macro Key: Tired of those repetitive keystrokes? Create your own set of keyboard hotkeys and macros with Macro Key to save the trouble.

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.USB 3.1 doubles the data transfer rateUSB 3.1 Type-C doubles the charge speed!

FATAL1TY Gaming Armor: Built To Kill
• CPU Power: Hi-Density Power Connector
• Slots:
- Memory: 15µ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
- VGA Card: 15µ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot(PCIE2)
• Internet: Intel® LAN
• Cooling: XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Heat Pipe Design

UEFI EZ Mode
EZ mode is a dashboard which contains multiple readings of the system’s current status. You can check the most crucial information of your system, such as CPU speed, DRAM frequency, SATA information, fan speed, etc.

Digi Power
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.

Supports DDR4 4000+ (OC)
Supports the latest DDR4 memory modules and most extreme memory performance!

Win 7 USB Patcher
Due to chipset limitation, when you want to install Windows® 7 on this MB, you may need to use “Win 7 USB Patcher” to create a new ISO file.

F-Stream
F-Stream is Fatal1ty's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities.

XSplit
XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia broadcasting, live-streaming and recording a lot easier and more fun. XSplit Gamecaster is a simplified version of XSplit Broadcaster. We’re giving XSplit Broadcaster & XSplit Gamecaster 3-month premium license bundle for FREE! A US$ 24.95 value!
* XSplit is provided by SplitmediaLabs, Ltd. Restriction may apply and the offer is subject to change, termination or discontinuation by SplitmediaLabs, Ltd. without prior notice.

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.

ASRock Cloud
ASRock Cloud technology makes your mobile devices connect to your PC seamlessly and supports multi devices for accessing File Explorer cloud service simultaneously!

USB Key
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.

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!

XFast RAM
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.

XFast LAN
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.

dts Connect
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.

HDMI
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. Features • ASRock Super Alloy.
• Gaming Armor - CPU Power / Memory / VGA Card / Cooling / Internet.
• Digi Power, 8 Power Phase Design.
• Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151).
• Supports DDR4 4000+(OC) memory modules.
• 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 Half-size Mini-PCIe.
• Graphics Output Options: 2 HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2.
• Supports Triple Monitor.
• 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 3 & DTS Connect.
• 1 2T2R Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + BT v4.0 Module, 1 ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna.
• 1 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3).
• 2 USB 3.1 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C), 8 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 5 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port).
• Supports Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, XSplit.
Specifications
Core Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX
CPU Socket 1151
Chipset Intel Z170
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2933(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000+(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 32GB (2x16GB)
Audio
Audio Purity Sound™ 3 Realtek ALC1150 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support Not Supported
Crossfire Support Not Supported
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • HDMI
  • HDMI 2.0
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2260/2280, PCIe/SATA
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
SATA Support SATAe / SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • AHCI
  • Hot Plug
  • NCQ
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 2 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x SATA Express (Compatible with 2x SATA III)
  • 4 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ac WiFi LAN
  • Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x ASRock 867Mb/s ac WiFi 2.4/5GHz + BT 4.0
  • 1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS switch
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 3.0)
  • 1 x Front Speaker Out
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 5 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 2 x WiFi Antenna connectors
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
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Telephone:
0871 472 4747
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Reviews
ASRock Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe, M.2 (PCIe/SATA), GbE, WiFi 802.11ac, USB 3.1 A+C, Mini ITX is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent feature set on a small board - possible QC issues Note: the first board I received had a problem of intermittent freezing regardless of settings, other components or operating system. Scan were excellent and replaced it quickly and the new board has been perfect since. This initial QC problem is the reason I have given the board 4 stars instead of 5. This board has most of the features of its bigger ATX cousins in a smaller 17cmX17cm footprint. The power delivery system is 8-phase, so should support an overclocked CPU. Memory overclocking should be no problem, as the boards supports 4000+ MHz DDR4. However, the board did fail to boot when I enabled my memory's XMP profile. Fortunately this is completely resolved if you update the UEFI. So feature-packed is the board that some components are mounted on the back, including the M.2 socket. This provides plenty of bandwidth for the new NVME SSDs that use Gen3 PCIe x4. I tested the Samsung 950 Pro and had no problems. The output options for the integrated video are surprisingly rich, considering the board is marketed at gamers who are likely to use a dedicated GPU. I appreciate the additional outputs for multiple monitors or if you want to passthrough the dedicated GPU to a virtual machine. One of the two HDMI ports supports HDMI2.0 (not natively supported on Skylake I believe, so I assume ASRock has an additional chip on the board to do the conversion). This port works well (tested at [email protected]). Also on the back is a CMOS clear button, useful if you make a mistake in the settings and need to revert to default to boot successfully. If it weren't for this button, you'd have to open up the case and short 2 jumpers to clear the CMOS. There are 6 USB 3 ports so you're unlikely to need a hub. One of which is a 'fatality' port for gaming that is said to allow customization of mouse polling rate (I'm not a serious enough gamer to know how useful that is). Of more interest to me are the USB 3.1 ports, one type A and one type C. They allow 10Gb/s transfer as advertised. They use a separate USB controller in a separate IOMMU group to the other ports which is useful for virtualization. The onboard wifi works fine, which could be essential for a small motherboard that you might use for a small computer to travel with. I have mostly been using the gigabit ethenet port, which is an Intel I219V and has worked perfectly. The board has 1 CPU fan and 2 system fan connectors, all of which allow speed control with PWM. The CPU and one of the system fan connectors also support speed control with voltage. However, the second system fan connector only supports PWM control. Thus, if you plug a non-PWM fan into fan connector 2, the speed will not be variable. Initially baffled by this observation, ASRock's spec sheet confirms this to be the case. This is a shame as I imagine most people just use the fans that come with their computer cases, which are usually voltage-controlled. As for other negatives, other than the initial QC issue above, there is not much to say. I am very sensitive to electrical noise such as coil whine. There is a very quiet high pitched sound coming from a memory power choke, but I cannot hear it once it's in a case even when listening very carefully. I would perhaps also question the slightly cheap-feeling plastic PCIe 16x slot as other manufacturers are starting to use more durable ones on their high-end boards- so be careful inserting heavy graphics cards. I would recommend this board for power-users who want a feature-rich but small Skylake PC.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ITX Motherboard This stuff is amazing. It got all of the features that you expect from a full size high-end motherboard, but its small enough to fit into a small form factor case, which makes it ideal for a foundation of a high-end "steam machine"
Date published: 2016-02-24
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ASRock Z170 Skylake Gaming-ITX/ac WiFi Mini ITX Motherboard
ASRock Z170 Skylake Gaming-ITX/ac WiFi Mini ITX Motherboard