The world's first Z170 motherboard with 3D Printing friendly design
Customize Your Way
As a gamer, you crave to be first — and Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura is the world's first 3D printing-friendly motherboard, with a patent-pending design that enables easy mounting of your own 3D-printed parts! Create color-matched custom nameplates, and then illuminate your passion with Aura, the ASUS-exclusive LED-illumination technology that lights up an endless spectrum of color combinations, plus loads of fun effects. Customizable. Colorful. Commanding. Create your own vision, with Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura.
3D Printing Friendly: Make It Your Own
Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura is the world's first motherboard with a 3D printing-friendly design. Our patent-pending technology gives you the exclusive freedom to mount 3D-printed parts with M.2 nuts*. You can download, design and print your own 3D parts and then integrate them seamlessly into your Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura build. Create and print personalized nameplates to brand your rig, or design your own protection armor or cable-management solution — it's up to you. And because you're printing your own custom 3D parts, it's easy to create perfect color-matched aesthetics every time!
* Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura gives you the freedom to customize your rig with a 3D-printed nameplate to occupy an empty M.2 socket.
Aura Lighting Control: Light Up As Easy As RGB
Customize your own favorite LED effects with Aura, the intuitive lighting-control software, to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build via the motherboard's powerful built-in RGB LEDs! Fire up Aura and then enjoy the creative freedom of 12 different lighting schemes. You're even able to customize the frequency and direction, and sync your lighting style with the ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable gear.
Try twelve control schemes:
• Color Cycle
• Flash and Dash
• Glowing Yo Yo
• Starry Night
• Music Effect
• CPU temperature
Flawless Audio That Makes You Part Of The Game!
Be the best on the battlefield with Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura's truly immersive SupremeFX audio and experience sound so alive with realism that it hands you the vital competitive edge needed to win. With near-lossless delivery and exclusive Sonic Radar II technology to pinpoint battlefield enemies before they spot you, SupremeFX sounds stupendous — and puts both your ears and frags in front of everyone else!
SupremeFX: Shielded Audio, Superior Sound
ASUS-exclusive SupremeFX technology delivers high-fidelity, near-lossless audio no matter how frantic your game becomes. The purity and stability of the remarkable 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is assured, with a shielded design, electromagnetic-interference (EMI) cover and voltage-protected 5V power supply. Supreme FX's superior components, including the trusted Realtek ALC1150 codec, maximize acoustic performance and eliminate interference — so you hear only the very best from your gaming headset or speakers!
• Illuminated Red Line Shielding: Banish analog interference and enjoy eye-catching, customizable lighting effects.
• EMI Cover: Effective Shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best quality.
• 300 Ohm Headphone Amplifier: Drive some of the very best headphones available for exceptional gaming-audio and music-listening experiences.
• Premium Nichicon® Audio Capacitors: Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound.
Sonic Radar II: Scan And Detect To Dominate
Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what your opponents and teammates are up to on the battlefield, all managed via a simple control panel and customizable game list. See the direction and origin of key in-game sounds, and practice your enemy-pinpointing skill, plus Audio Enhancement technology clarifies every last sound — so you hear the distant sound of enemy footsteps and become the hunter, not the hunted!
Top-Speed Protected Networking
Loaded with the best networking tech, including high-speed Intel® Gigabit Ethernet and ASUS-exclusive LANGuard and GameFirst IV, your connections are faster and safer to stay ahead of the pack!
Intel Gigabit Ethernet: More Throughput, Less Cpu Usage And Great Gaming Experiences
Featuring the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) 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.
LANGuard: Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection
Signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9X-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5X-greater protection (up to 15KV) against surges.
• 1.9X Higher Static-Electricity Tolerance.
• 2.5X Greater Surge Tolerance.
Gamefirst: Team Up To Banish Lag
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for maximum bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.
Team all your network gateways for maximum bandwidth and assign connections to every application for the smoothest-ever gameplay.
Performance Level Up
Packed with ASUS-exclusive Pro Clock technology, second-generation ASUS T-Topology, AI Suite 3 and RAMCache to unleash the full potential of your gaming performance.
Go Faster With Pro Clock Technology
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel® processors that extends overclocked base clock frequencies up to 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.
Advantages of ASUS Pro Clock:
• Reduced boot up time.
• Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks.
• Increased stability under heavy overclocking.
* BCLK overclocking range will vary according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options.
DDR4 Overclocking: Strength In Numbers
Second-generation ASUS T-Topology enables DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3466MHz 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.
One-Stop Performance-Optimization Panel
AI Suite 3 is an exclusive ASUS dashboard-style control panel that lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura-based system for the best balance between performance, stability and efficiency — all via a simple and intuitive interface.
• 5-Way Optimization: Dynamically adjusts ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM), Fan Xpert 3 and Turbo App technologies for precision-enhanced performance and efficiency, and all with a single click.
• Fan Xpert3: Via five 4/3 pin (PWM/DC) combo fan connectors and five onboard thermal sensors, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura also has a fan-extension (EXT) header for quick-and-easy fan upgrades.
• GPU Boost: Exclusive ASUS GPU Boost technology lets you accelerate Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura's integrated GPU (iGPU) for extreme graphics performance safely and easily via a user-friendly interface — it's a free iGPU level-up!
• USB 3.1 Boost: An exclusive utility that automatically accelerates USB 3.1 for sequential read/write speeds of up to 854.6/863.9MB/s. * It requires to update USB 3.1 Boost to V1.08.02 or later version.
Award-Winning BIOS Design
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. In EZ Mode you can get set up very quickly, applying the date and time, fan profiles and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory profiles. Switch to Advanced Mode to set up favorites and shortcuts, record and review recent changes with Last Modified or make notes in Quick Notes.
• CrashFree BIOS 3: Never again worry about corrupted BIOS, as CrashFree BIOS 3 lets you restore a PC to working order — even when it won't boot!
• EZ Flash 3: Update the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.
RAMCache Speed Your Game Loads
Uniquely-intelligent technology that effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels!
Gamer's Guardian For Real-World Protection
Protect your back in the game and let Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura protect all sides in the real world! Motherboard self-protection with loads of brilliant defenses, including our unique smart DIY features ensures long-term gaming is in your future.
Patent Pending SafeSlot: Protect Your Graphics Card Investment
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new injection-molding process integrates the slot with the fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times!
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
All connection ports and DRAM are protected against overcurrent and short-circuit damage by onboard resettable fuses, extending your motherboard's life.
Highly Durable Components
Fine-quality, super-tough components are our watchwords. We fit only superior chokes, plus durable capacitors engineered to resist extreme temperature variations of between -55? and 105? —110% better than the industry standard.
Stainless Steel Back I/O
Crafted from chromium-plated, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the input/output (I/O) panel is three times longer than ordinary panels!
• Q-Shield: 0 pain! Protect your hands from nicks and cuts.
• Q-Slot: 1 clip to swap or secure your graphics card.
• Q-DIMM: 1-sided clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch — super simple and super secure.
• CPU Installation Tool: 1-layer protection from socket-pin damage.
• Q-LED: 4 LEDs indicate problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.
ESD Guards: 2x-Greater ESD Protection For Extended Component Lifespan
ASUS ESD Guards actively protect against sudden electrostatic discharge (ESD), meaning the components will last much longer — and you get protection that's up to twice as resilient as industry standards!
Beyond VR Ready
Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura isn’t just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you’ve taken off the headset. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
Built For Gaming
Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura is built for play, shaped by professional gamers and tested for gaming perfection — strong enough storm through the industry’s most punishing labs workouts. We engineer and test for the finest quality, longevity, performance, stability and compatibility. Our world-class engineers are themselves avid gamers, and combine their own passion with the skills and demands of some of the planet's best players to create innovative gaming features everyone will crave. With Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura you do more than just play — you'll experience gaming on the edge of reality.
The Power Of Intel!
Intel Z170 Chipset
Intel Z170 is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
Ready for 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great graphics performance.
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