Asus Z170-AR Intel Z170 Skylake ATX Motherboard
One click for superb performance, with USB 3.1 support
• 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
One click overclock and cooling, done!
5-Way Optimization at your disposal it takes just one click to tune complex settings — for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts! Our exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use, so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!
• Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound.
• Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
• Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading.
• Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money.
CPU performance boost
Unleash your PC's full performance with a simple two-phase onboard switch or the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and to exploit the potential out of your graphics card.
OC Design- ASUS PRO Clock technology
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel processors that allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to or beyond 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.
DDR4 overclocking strength in numbers
Second-generation ASUS T-Topology enables DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3400MHz 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.
Native M.2/NVMe PCIe RAID support for lightning fast storage speeds!
Not satisfied with single storage device read/write speeds? Then join the fast lane and build a RAID 0 array using two PCIe storage drives to enjoy data transfers at lightning speed!
Fast storage speed with SATA Express
Current SSDs devour up to 550MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard — and ensures that you and your system won't get left behind.
Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gbit/s
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
Ultimate-speed 10Gbit/s with USB 3.1 onboard
With one USB 3.1 Type-A port and one reversible USB 3.1 Type-C for the very fastest USB connections, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — or twice as fast USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices, and you'll be all set for USB 3.1's breakneck speeds. And ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further!
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
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, quickly and easily.
Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
• Power pre-regulator - Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.
• Audio shielding - Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference.
• Separate layer for left and right tracks - Ensures both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.
• EMI protection - Prevents electrical noise to preserve audio quality.
• Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors - Provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
• De-pop circuit - Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.
• Audio amplifier - Produces the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers.
Z170-AR features the very latest Intel Ethernet 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!
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge – by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced Mode for hardcore controls.
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.
• Intel Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
• Supports Intel 14 nm CPU
• Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
• The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
• Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
• Intel Z170
• 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.) MHz Memory
• Dual Channel Memory Architecture
• Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
• Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
• Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
• Integrated Graphics Processor
• Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
• Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
• Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
• Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider
• Supports up to 2 displays simultaneously
• DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays
• Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
• Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
• Expansion Slots
• 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
• 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
• 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
• 1 x PCI
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 1 x SATA Express port, Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
• 1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
• Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
• Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
• Intel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), Dual interconnect between the Integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)
• Gigabit Intel LAN Connection- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
• ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
• ASUS LAN Guard
• Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
• Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
• Audio Feature :
• Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
• DTS Connect
• DTS Studio Sound
• Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
• LED-lit Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference, with a gorgeous illuminated trace path
• Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
• Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers
• Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
• Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
• Top notch audio sensation delivers according to the audio configuration
• EMI protection cover to prevent electrical noise to affect the amplifier quality
• Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit true BD lossless sound
• Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
• ASMedia USB 3.1 controller :
• 1 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port(s) (1 at back panel, , Type-C)
• ASMedia USB 3.1 controller :
• 1 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port(s) (0 at back panel, teal blue)
• OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
• Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
• 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
• Whole system optimization with a single click! 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App together, providing better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages.
• ASUS 5X Protection :
• ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 8 Phase digital power design
• ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
• ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
• ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability
• ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x more durable corrosion-resistant coating
• ASUS TPU :
• Auto Tuning
• GPU Boost
• TPU switch
• ASUS EPU :
• ASUS Digital Power Design :
• Industry leading Digital 8 Phase Power Design
• CPU Power Utility
• ASUS Exclusive Features :
• Remote GO!
• USB BIOS Flashback
• AI Suite 3
• ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
• USB 3.1 Boost
• Disk Unlocker
• Crystal Sound 3
• EZ XMP ASUS Exclusive Features
• Mobo Connect
• PC Cleaner
• Remote Entertainment
• Media Streamer
• ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
• Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
• ASUS EZ DIY :
• ASUS O.C. Tuner
• ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
• ASUS EZ Flash 3
• ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
• Push Notice
• ASUS Q-Design :
• ASUS Q-Shield
• ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
• ASUS Q-Slot
• ASUS Q-DIMM
• ASUS Q-Connector
• Special Memory O.C. Design
• Overclocking Protection :
• ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
• Media Streamer
• Turbo App
• Fan Xpert 3
Back I/O Ports:
• 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
• 1 x DisplayPort
• 1 x HDMI
• 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
• 1 x USB 3.1 ()Type-C
• 1 x USB 3.1 (teal blue)Type-A
• 2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
• 2 x USB 2.0
• 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
• 5 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports:
• 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
• 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
• 1 x SATA Express connector: , Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
• 1 x M.2 Socket 3
• 1 x TPM header
• 1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
• 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
• 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
• 4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
• 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
• 1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
• 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
• 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
• 1 x EZ XMP switch
• 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
• 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
• 1 x DRCT header(s)
• 1 x MemOK! button(s)
• 1 x TPU switch(es)
• 1 x Power-on button(s)
• 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
• 5 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
• 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Card header
• 1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
• 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
• Windows 10 , 64bit
• Windows 8.1 , 64bit
• Windows 7
• User's manual
• I/O Shield
• 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
• 1 x M.2 Screw Package
• 1 x CPU installation tool
• 1 x SLI bridge(s)
• 1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)
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