ASRock Z170 PROFESSIONAL GAMING Skylake Motherboard

ASRock Z170 PRO GAMING I7, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe, M.2 (PCIe/SATA), SLi/CrossFire, Dual LAN, USB3.1 A+C, ATX

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Product Overview For Gamers
Motherboard with enhanced audio and graphics design, plus improved stability, specifically tailored for gamers.

Super Alloy Motherboard: Stable and Reliable

XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Design
Extra large aluminum alloy heat sinks that effectively take away heat from the MOSFET and chipset so that your whole system may perform more stable.

I/O Armor
A new designed protective cover for all of the crucial parts near the motherboard's rear I/O, so that they won't easily be damaged by static electricity.

Combo Caps (Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps)
A combination of 820uF and 100uF capacitors. Together these capacitors provide clearer, efficient and more responsive CPU Vcore power, and overclockers may achieve higher scores.

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.

Premium Memory Alloy Choke
Specifically designed for memory power delivery, these new alloy chokes feature a highly magnetic and heat resistant design, thus delivering more stable and reliable power to the motherboard and memory modules.

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.

4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
Equipped with four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, this motherboard supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX, thus providing ultimate multi GPU performance.

Triple 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.

12 Power Phase Design
The power phase design offers smooth power delivery to the CPU, unmatched overclocking capabilities, lower temperature for advanced gamers, and reinforced system stability for taking on all sorts of arduous computing tasks.

IR® Digital PWM
The onboard IR® Digital PWM controller delivers the most precise and stable power so that users may achieve optimal performance.

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!

Hyper BCLK Engine
An additional external base clock generator which provides a wider range of frequencies and more precise clock waveforms. This helps overclockers to have more control over their systems.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
• Audio: Purity Sound™ 3

Dual Intel® LAN
Users are able to connect two LAN cables to this motherboard's rear i/o. Dual LAN with Teaming function enabled on this motherboard allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective.

Supports DDR4 3866+ (OC)
Supports the latest DDR4 memory modules and most extreme memory performance!

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.

Half-size Mini PCIe
A compact and convenient PCIe interface on the motherboard that can be used for connecting WiFi cards or other add-on cards.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Features • ASRock Super Alloy.
• Gaming Armor - CPU Power / Memory / VGA Card / Cooling / Internet / Audio.
• Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151).
• Supports DDR4 3866+(OC).
• 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 Half-size Mini-PCIe.
• Graphics Output Options: DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2.
• Digi Power, 12 Power Phase design.
• NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™.
• 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 3 & DTS Connect.
• 10 SATA3, 3 SATA Express, 3 Ultra M.2.
• 2 USB 3.1 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C), 8 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear).
• 8 USB 2.0 (6 Front, 1 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port).
• Supports Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
Specifications
Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1151
QPI Speed N/A
Chipset Intel Z170
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) Unbuffered
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2933(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866+(OC)
Maximum Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Graphics Connectors
  • Display Port 1.2
  • DVI-D
  • HDMI
Graphics Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2 Way SLi
Crossfire Support 3 Way CrossFireX
Audio Purity Sound™ 3 Realtek ALC1150 7.1 HD Audio
Network Interface Type Dual Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Interface Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel® I211AT (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)
SATA SATA Express/ SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA3 0~5
Storage Mode Support
  • AHCI
  • Hot Plug
  • Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 14
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology
  • NCQ
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Water Cooled No
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x Half-size Mini-PCIe
  • 3 x M.2, 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe/SATA
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24pin (V)
  • 1 x 8pin (V)
  • 1 x BIOS Selection Switch
  • 4 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
  • 2 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
  • 1 x FP Audio Header
  • 1 x Power LED / Speaker Header
  • 1 x Power Switch with LED
  • 1 x Reset Switch with LED
  • 3 x SATA Express (Compatible with 2x SATA 6.0 Gbps)
  • 4 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Header
Back Panel
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 2 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0)
  • 1 x Front Speaker Out
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
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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ASRock Z170 PROFESSIONAL GAMING Skylake Motherboard
ASRock Z170 PROFESSIONAL GAMING Skylake Motherboard