Wednesday, September 6th 2017

ASRock Intel Z370 Chipset Motherboards Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of upcoming motherboards by ASRock based on Intel Z370 Express chipset, which are designed for 8th generation Core "Coffee Lake" processors. Among the boards pictured, are the Z370 Killer SLI/ac, the Z370 Extreme4, the Z370 Pro4, the Z370 Taichi, the Z370M Pro4, and the Z370M-ITX/ac.

The Z370 Taichi appears to be leading the pack, with the most connectivity options, the strongest CPU VRM, etc. The Z370 Extreme4 is similar in connectivity options to the Z370 Taichi, although it's based on a different PCB. The Z370 Killer SLI/ac and Z370 Pro4 make up the entry-level of the segment. The Z370M Pro4 and the Z370M-ITX/ac, make up the micro-ATX and mini-ITX options, respectively. There still seems to be room for higher segment motherboard in ASRock's lineup. Intel is expected to launch the 8th generation Core processor desktop lineup a little later in Q3-2017.

[Pictures removed at request of ASRock]Source: VideoCardz
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17 Comments on ASRock Intel Z370 Chipset Motherboards Pictured

#1
Midland Dog
these look kinda shit to me, i reckon the z170/z270 boards looked way nicer
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#2
Chaitanya
And how does this differ from Z270?
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#3
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I assume the Taichi name has replaced the Extreme 6 name.
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#4
Dj-ElectriC
Midland Dog said:
these look kinda shit to me, i reckon the z170/z270 boards looked way nicer
I actually think that ASRock are only improving their visuals with time.
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#5
oxidized
taichi design is obnoxious, fkin wheel...
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#6
Hood
Chaitanya said:
And how does this differ from Z270?
Z270 doesn't support Coffee Lake, Z370 does.
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#7
voltage
do i see VGA ports? its 2017. GET RID OF THEM
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9700 Pro
voltage said:
do i see VGA ports? its 2017. GET RID OF THEM
What's worse there's a PCI slot..
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Hood
oxidized said:
taichi design is obnoxious, fkin wheel...
And what about that overall rectangular shape? Totally unacceptable! Next thing you know they'll be using squares or (God forbid!) trapezoids! BTW, it's a gear, also round, like the wheels you hate so much it's scary/comical. I'll tell Asrock that they lost a valuable customer because of their "wheel". I'm sure they'll change it ASAP.
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oxidized
Hood said:
And what about that overall rectangular shape? Totally unacceptable! Next thing you know they'll be using squares or (God forbid!) trapezoids! BTW, it's a gear, also round, like the wheels you hate so much it's scary/comical. I'll tell Asrock that they lost a valuable customer because of their "wheel". I'm sure they'll change it ASAP.
What's your problem, i just don't like that wheel/gear there, i don't like the drawing taichi has on, am i not allowed?
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Hood
oxidized said:
What's your problem, i just don't like that wheel/gear there, i don't like the drawing taichi has on, am i not allowed?
Sorry, I just thought your reaction was comical - maybe you had a bad experience with a wheel as a child - my bad. The Taichi branded boards have been reliable, affordable, and popular on all platforms since X99 and Z170, and was almost the only AM4 board that worked in the early days of Ryzen. Now Threadripper has one. Sorry you don't like their silkscreen. I never let looks make my decisions about PC hardware, I buy what works best in my price range.
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#13
AsRock
TPU addict
Dj-ElectriC said:
I actually think that ASRock are only improving their visuals with time.
At least better looking than most others.
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oxidized
Hood said:
Sorry, I just thought your reaction was comical - maybe you had a bad experience with a wheel as a child - my bad. The Taichi branded boards have been reliable, affordable, and popular on all platforms since X99 and Z170, and was almost the only AM4 board that worked in the early days of Ryzen. Now Threadripper has one. Sorry you don't like their silkscreen. I never let looks make my decisions about PC hardware, I buy what works best in my price range.
I never questioned its quality or performance, surely there's something better even in that regard, but anyway, good for you if you don't care about looks, if i build a 1000/2000€ PC you can bet i'll also look for the stuff that look better for my taste.

AsRock said:
At least better looking than most others.
Not really, no, but that's purely personal.
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#15
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Intel trying to confuse the consumer by releasing a chipset that is named after AMDs.
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#16
Hood
oxidized said:
I never questioned its quality or performance, surely there's something better even in that regard, but anyway, good for you if you don't care about looks, if i build a 1000/2000€ PC you can bet i'll also look for the stuff that look better for my taste.



Not really, no, but that's purely personal.
Everyone likes their build to look good, and I do care about looks. But if my choice comes down to two $250 Z270 boards, one that looks better, and the other performs better, I'm buying the one that performs better. Very few people sit around and stare at their motherboard. I'm not a big fan of the gear motif either, but I'd deal with it, because it consistently gets great reviews for a mid-priced board (as do all the Taichi boards). I guess my point was, there's a whole new generation of PC builders who care about looks more than performance, and an older generation that cares more about performance, with looks a secondary consideration, if considered at all. I'm not mad about it, it's just the way it is. Which group do you identify with?
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oxidized
Hood said:
Everyone likes their build to look good, and I do care about looks. But if my choice comes down to two $250 Z270 boards, one that looks better, and the other performs better, I'm buying the one that performs better. Very few people sit around and stare at their motherboard. I'm not a big fan of the gear motif either, but I'd deal with it, because it consistently gets great reviews for a mid-priced board (as do all the Taichi boards). I guess my point was, there's a whole new generation of PC builders who care about looks more than performance, and an older generation that cares more about performance, with looks a secondary consideration, if considered at all. I'm not mad about it, it's just the way it is. Which group do you identify with?
I've started dealing with PC hardware when i was 12/13, now 10 years later, i can say i'm no new to building pc and yes, i agree, performance over looks, that's the thing that makes most sense, but still i think that everyone should make their designs a bit more neutral, and stop trying to push some kind of theme or particular design, because for that, many could be start looking somewhere else first, and maybe just in the end opt for the best "compromise", since i don't like that theme at all, i'm probably one of those, but doesn't mean i won't eventually buy that.
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