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ASRock Z270 Extreme4 (with Kaby Lake)

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Introduction



While I'm not exactly one to play favorites when it comes to PC-hardware brands, there are distinct differences in what each brand offers its customers that really stand out to me, and for that I kind of like each brand for what I see as their strength. With ASRock, that strength is most definitely their engineering.

ASRock has released some pretty off-the-wall products in the past, with motherboards that can support twenty hard drives and a huge number of PCIe devices at the same time and overclocking boards that have time and again rocked the global rankings over at HWBot. All that experience has them as one of the top board makers in my mind, and I know for a fact that many of our readers have their products in their systems.

With the release of a new platform and a new set of features to look at, we'd take a look at that engineering power from ASRock, but rather than delving into the crazy stuff, we've got a very basic board here, the ASRock Z270 Extreme4. Straight out of ASRock's mainstream board line-up, the ASRock Z270 Extreme4 is that "basic" board ready for you to toss into any system.

Specifications

Specifications
CPU Support:Intel 7th and 6th Gen Core Processors
Power Design: CPU Power: 10 phase
Memory Power: 2 phase
Chipset:Intel Z270
Integrated Graphics:Dependent on installed CPU
Memory:4x DIMM, Max. 64 GB; Support 3866 MHz+(OC)
BIOS:2x AMI UEFI BIOS
Expansion Slots: 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
3x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
2x Ultra M.2 slot
Storage: 8x SATA 6 Gb/s port
2x M.2 (Support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6 Gb/s)
Networking:1x Giga PHY Intel I219V
Rear Ports: 2x Antenna port
1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port
1x Optical SPDIF Out port
1x DVI port
1x HDMI port
1x D-Sub
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
4x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel Z270) Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
1x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
1x Clear CMOS Switch
HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
Audio:Realtek ALC1220 Audio CODEC
Fan Headers:5x 4-pin
Form Factor:ATX Form Factor; 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
Exclusive Features:
  • USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)
  • Purity Sound 4
  • Dual Ultra M.2 for SSD
  • AURA RGB LED
  • 2 PCIe Steel Slots
  • M.2 (Key-E) For Wi-Fi
  • Water Pump Header
  • SLI HB Bridge
  • DIGI Power
  • 10 Phase Power Design
  • Super Alloy
  • Premium 45A Choke
  • Premium Memory Alloy Choke
  • Combo Caps
  • Nichicon 12K Black Caps
  • Full Spike Protection
  • Live Update & APP Shop
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