Asus Z170M-PLUS Intel Z170 Skylake Micro ATX Motherboard
Flagship micro-ATX Z170 with 5X Protection II for dependable stability, fantastic DDR4 performance, and reversible USB Type-C connectivity
• 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection
• DDR4 memory overclocked to 3466MHz
• Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe 3.0 x4 interface
• USB Type-C for convenient connectivity
• Epic gaming audio with noise-isolation design
• Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
• Fan Xpert 3 advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance
Advanced Hardware Safeguards
Industry-leading 5X Protection II employs the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee quality and long-term durability of your motherboard with all-round protection. For you, that means exceptional protection and stability for your build — the result of decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.
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.
An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected devices.
ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.
Stainless-Steel Back I/O
Corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times (3X) longer than ordinary panels.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards are tested to very high standards, capable of up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/-15kV for contact discharge. We employ an active protective circuit design to guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage, providing greater component longevity.
DDR4 Overclocking strength in numbers
ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology enables DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3466 MHz with all memory slots populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.
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.
USB Type-C for convenient connectivity
USB Type-C (USB-C) delivers future device compatibility and high-speed USB connectivity of 5Gbit/s from a slim, reversible port.
• 1/3 smaller — than traditional USB Type-A
• Reversible ease — any-way-up design means USB connections are made first time, every time
• Future-proof compatibility — compatible with the latest devices today and the exciting new trends of tomorrow
Beautiful LED-illuminated trace paths brighten your build and highlight noise-isolated, precision-shielded, interference-eliminated onboard audio like you've never before experienced!
Safe motherboard mounting
Fitting your ASUS motherboard is now safer than ever. The comprehensive component-free ‘safe zones' around every case-mounting hole minimizes the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact — so you'll assemble your PC with total confidence!
Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out – couldn't be simpler!
Fan Xpert 3
With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise!
• Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans and detects all fan characteristics for single-click customization.
• Extreme Quite Mode: Reduces CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet operation and power savings during light loads.
• RPM Fixed Mode: Lowers noise levels to near-0dB silence, allowing to you fix the fan speed.
• 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 3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered 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- Intel HD Graphics support
• Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/DVI-D/RGB ports
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
• Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
• Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
• Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
• Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider
• Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
• Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
• Expansion Slots
• 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray)
• 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
• 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
• 1 x SATA Express port, gray, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
• 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)
• Intel LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
• Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
• Supports Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
• Audio Feature
• Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
• Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
• Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, Type-A, 4 at mid-board)
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, Type-A, 4 at mid-board)
• Intel Z170 chipset :
• 1 x USB 5Gb/s port(s) port(s) (1 at back panel, black, Type-C, Reversible, Support 3A power output)
• ASUS 5X Protection II :
• ASUS LANGuard - 2.5X higher surge tolerance
• ASUS Overvoltage Protection - World-class circuit-protecting power design
• ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 7 Phase digital power design
• ASUS DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Prevents damage from short circuits
• ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O - 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability
• ASUS EPU :
ASUS Exclusive Features :
• TurboV EVO
• GPU Boost
• AI Suite 3
• Ai Charger
• M.2 & SATA Express
• ESD Guards
• USB 3.0 Boost
• Disk Unlocker
• Mobo Connect
• PC Cleaner
• ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
• Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution & MOS Heatsink
• ASUS Fan Xpert 3
• ASUS EZ DIY :
• ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
• ASUS EZ Flash 3
• ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
• Push Notice
• ASUS Q-Design :
• ASUS Q-Slot
• ASUS Q-DIMM
• Media Streamer
Back I/O Ports:
• 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
• 1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
• 1 x DVI-D
• 1 x D-Sub
• 1 x HDMI
• 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
• 1 x USB 5Gb/s port(s) Type-C ( support 3A power output )
• 2 x USB 3.0 (blue) Type-A
• 2 x USB 2.0
• 3 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: gray, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
• 1 x M.2 Socket 3
• 1 x LPT 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)
• 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
• 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
• 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
• 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
• 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
• 1 x System panel(s)
• 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
• Windows 10 , 64bit
• Windows 8.1 , 64bit
• Windows 7 , 32bit/64bit
• User's manual
• I/O Shield
• 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
• 1 x M.2 Screw Package
• 1 x Supporting DVD
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