ASUS Z170-DELUXE (Intel LGA-1151) Review 25

ASUS Z170-DELUXE (Intel LGA-1151) Review

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If we go by past sales figures, a lot of people out there are waiting to see ASUS Z170 boards, so all of you who were waiting for me to review one get exactly what they want today. However, for those of you who are not that interested in ASUS board products, what I have here today might be worth you taking a look at. Fresh off the factory floor is the ASUS Z170-DELUXE, ASUS' top-tier mainstream solution for Intel's latest mainstream platform.

"Deluxe" means different things to many different people, but the commonality will be "over the top" or "high-end". A DELUXE pizza comes with nearly every topping and a hefty amount of cheese (at least from my local place it does), so what about a DELUXE motherboard? It should have some added features, maybe more than what is needed, right?

Reading through those words I wrote above, things might be taken the wrong way, but let's be honest. This is ASUS. Not just any ASUS, but ASUS DELUXE. For me, that means a history of getting everything you need in the box and then some. It means a decent overclock, but not the highest. Just the most stable. It means sleek design and a fit and finish that show why ASUS is the favorite of many. For Intel's LGA-1151 socket, that is the ASUS Z170-DELUXE.


CPU SUPPORT:6th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors and Intel Pentium/Celeron Processors for Socket LGA-1151
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 20 Phase
Memory Power: 2 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel Z170 Chipset
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Dependent on Installed CPU
MEMORY:4 x DIMM, Max. 64 GB, up to DDR4-3733+(OC)
BIOS:AMI UEFI BIOS with 128 Mb Flash ROM
SLOTS:3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16/N.C., x8/x8; bottom slot x4 or x2)
4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
HDD CONNECTIVITY:6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (support RAID 0/1/5/10; Intel)
1 x SATAe port (Intel)
1 x M.2 slot (PCIe and SATA 6 Gb/s; Intel)
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (ASMedia)
NETWORKING:1 x Intel I219V Gigabit LAN Controller
1 x Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN
PORTS:1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
5 x USB 3.1 (teal blue)Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
1 x USB 3.0 (blue)
1 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS)
1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
AUDIO:Realtek ALC1150 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
FAN HEADERS:6 x 4-pin
FORM FACTOR:ATX Form Factor (305 mm x 244 mm)
  • OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
  • Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
  • 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
  • 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
  • ASUS 5X Protection :
  • ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 16 Phase digital power design
  • ASUS LANGuard - Advanced LAN protection
  • 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 :
  • EPU
  • EPU switch
  • ASUS Digital Power Design :
  • Industry leading Digital 16 + 4 + 2 Phase Power Design
  • ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
  • Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!
  • Remote Desktop
  • Remote Keyboard & Mouse
  • File Transfer
  • Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app
  • ASUS Exclusive Features :
  • GPU Boost
  • USB BIOS Flashback
  • MemOK!
  • AI Suite 3
  • Ai Charger
  • Ai Charger+
  • M.2 & SATA Express
  • Anti-Surge
  • Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
  • ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
  • USB 3.1 Boost
  • Disk Unlocker
  • Turbo LAN
  • Crystal Sound 3
  • EZ XMP ASUS Exclusive Features
  • Mobo Connect
  • PC Cleaner
  • Remote Entertainment
  • Media Streamer
  • HyStream
  • ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
  • Stylish Design Heat-pipe solution
  • ASUS Fan Xpert 3
  • DirectKey
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • ASUS EZ Flash 3
  • ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
  • Multi-language BIOS
  • Push Notice
  • ASUS Q-Design :
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • ASUS Q-Code
  • ASUS Q-Slot
  • ASUS Q-Connector
  • Special Memory O.C. Design
  • Overclocking Protection :
  • ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
  • Special Memory O.C. Design
  • Turbo App
  • Fan Xpert 3
  • Turbo APP
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