Asus Z170-A Intel Skylake SLi/CrossFire ATX Motherboard

Asus Z170-A, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe/SATA3 6Gb/s, M.2, PCIe 3.0, SLi/CrossFire, VGA/DP/DVI/HDMI, ATX Motherboard

Scan code: LN66316 Manufacturer code: 90MB0LS0-M0EAY0 Request call
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Frequently Bought Together
Product Overview One click for superb performance, with USB 3.1 support. Features • 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
Core Specifications
Form Factor ATX
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 - 2600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2666(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2933(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3100(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2-Way SLi
Crossfire Support 3-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • D-Sub (VGA)
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • DVI-D
  • HDMI
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe
  • 1 x PCI
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATAe / SATA3
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support  
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 3-pin Water Pump Header
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback connector
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x DRCT Header
  • 1 x EZ XMP Switch
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x MemOK! Button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x SATA Express (Compatible with 2x SATA III)
  • 4 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x SPDIF-Out Header
  • 4 x System Fan header
  • 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 1 x TPU Switch(es)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type  
Network Chip/Modules  
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x D-Sub (VGA) Out
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A

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DOA Period:
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Manufacturer Contact Details
0871 472 4747
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value for a high performance motherboard When I buy something, I'm always looking for the optimum balance between features and cost, so when I decided on a DIY Desktop PC, the choice of motherboard was the key decision. Having decided my starting CPU was an Intel 7600K and that I also wanted a) lots of performance features and b) an element of future-proofing, my research led me to this product and after my first 4 weeks, I don't regret this one bit! My baseline build includes a 250GB M.2 NVME drive - a small daugther board that plugs into this mobo. - after benchmark testing I am getting insane read/write speeds of 2,110 MB/s and 1,560 MB/s respectively - I have never experienced application throughput and start-up speeds anywhere near this in my life! If I want to get even higher performance from this board, then overclocking the CPU and memory chips are childs play by using the supplied utilities (although to be objective I would say that the handbook descriptions are very poor in this respect - there are so many options that a novice can become totally confused). If you want a high performance board that maximises your options for both today and for the future, buy this board. Yes, you can pay more, but in my view you will be getting less and less for the extra cost.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Will not run windows 10 Windows 10 loads just fine but the network does not work. There is no driver for the network device, in fact until the bios was upgraded the network device was not found. The driver disk supplied with the motherboard 'will not work with the current operating system'. It has windows 10 printed on the disk, nor does it work with windows 7, the driver download from Asus also fails. The over clocking feature works well with the i5 6600K. One of the SATA ports does not operate, the disk it would not see works on an additional SATA card I have fitted. I would not recommend this board.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent mid-range board As I was not interested in overclocking or SLI I initially opted for the E version of this board, unfortunately that was DOA and I returned to Scan with that and they accepted it back but could not replace it like for like so I went for this as a slight upgrade. They even tested the board there and then with my CPU to put my mind at rest that all was ok. Much respect and many thanks to Scan for this excellent service! On this board I have a Skylake i7 6700 and M.2 NVMe boot drive running Windows 10pro. I use the PC for listening to hi-res music and gaming and the board provides all the inputs and outputs I could need. It looks great to in a white Fractal case giving a white/black theme. Good manual and easy to set up the M.2 boot drive, the bios couldn't be more user friendly even to someone like me who has not built a machine in years.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent motherboard and Good service from Scan Good intermediate motherboard. No problems installing. Had to do bios upgrade to recognised Samsung M.2 SSD.
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is very good for the price I am incredibly pleased with this motherboard. The product operated as shown. The BIOS is very easy to navigate, and can be used by a complete amateur (such as myself). My only complaint is that it appeared to pre-overclock the my 6600K, with "Overclock 22%" appearing underneath the ASUS logo the first time I turned it on. I have yet to find a way to "unoverclock" it, but I am sure this is through no fault of the motherboard.
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality motherboard Probably all the motherboard most of us will ever need. I have this installed with an M.2 boot drive and a Samsung Evo SSD drive. Super quick. The inbuilt optimisation software makes overclocking easy for those who are scared of it or haven't tried it before. I am using this with an I-5 6600k processor and you just set the software running and it tests each overclock for you until it bluescreens then returns to the last stable overclock. Mine sits at 4.7ghz and is super stable and cool (with Kraken water cooling). If you want to intervene manually the ASUS bios has everything you will need. The motherboard allows you to select the cooling and will let you go to higher clocks with water cooling. There are two switches on the motherboard to allow you to select XMP memory overclock and TPU levels air or water cooling. No bluetooth, but you could pay £100 more for another board higher up the ASUS line and never use any of the features.
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful board. Been running this motherboard with an i5-6600k basically since the chip released; and a modest overclock at 4.0GHz. As for reliability, I have encountered no errors and anything I plug in works without an issue. And Asus' AI suite has some pretty nice fan curves pre set-up that seem to work well. I have a 3800rpm fan on my CPU, and it keeps it operating at a less-than jet turbine acoustic, remaining about 1500-1800rpm even under stress tests, under the 'Performance' curve. The board itself has a rather impressive amount of features (including 2 USB 3.1 ports, one of which is a Type-C) and plenty of room for expandability. There are 7 PWM fan headers on the board in total, so you will have a hard time populating all of them unless you have dual 240mm radiators in push/pull. Aesthetically, the black PCB with white plastic accents is very nice and fits in with my NZXT Phantom 240 case. There is a small LED on the back of the motherboard (which I only recently noticed) that gives it a pleasing backlit glow without being too garish. In my opinion, probably the best-looking Z170 board so far; though admittedly it is still early days. The feature set is impressive, and compatibility does not seem to be an issue with Windows 10.
Date published: 2015-08-31
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Questions & Answers

Is it a Black PCB???

Just wondering if this motherboard has a black PCB as in some of the pictures it looks brown (might just be the lighting). Thanks :)
Asked by: strawbz
It is black - the lighting does really affect the appearance (or at least it does in my photos!)
Answered by: Gunner23
Date published: 2016-04-02

is there an onboard sounds card?

The specs omit any kind of sound system details, i assume it has onboard but would like to know for sure. thanks
Asked by: steven8472
Hello, Yes this does have onboard sound. Thanks,
Answered by: LizN
Date published: 2017-01-20

Noctua NH-D14

Does anyone know if a Noctua NH-D14 will fit on this? The back panel shield looks like it could get in the way.
Asked by: Joey
Hello, Yes this is compatible with your board. Thanks,
Answered by: LizN
Date published: 2015-11-08

Is the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 compatible with this board?

I was looking at the pcper review of this board and they described a small chip on the back of the board above the cpu. I think that the backplate of the cooler may come into contact with the chip and cause damage. I have already purchased the cooler and may have to choose another motherboard. Also, what is the chip for?
Asked by: Raiyze
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Asus Z170-A Intel Skylake SLi/CrossFire ATX Motherboard
Asus Z170-A Intel Skylake SLi/CrossFire ATX Motherboard