ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Review & Specifications

ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151

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ASRock Super Alloy
Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151)
Supports DDR4 4000+(OC)
1 PCIe 3.0 x16
Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports Creative SoundBlaster Cinema3
6 SATA3, 1 SATA Express, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
1 USB Type-C (Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3), 9 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 5 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
Intel® Gigabit LAN
1 2T2R Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + BT 4.0 Module, 1 ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna

Specs Overview

Model Z270 Gaming ITX/ac
Socket LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX
Chipset Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 1
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Score Pangoly

88
  • Gaming Armor

    CPU Power
    - Hi-Density Power Connector
    - Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
    Memory
    - 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
    VGA Card
    - 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
    Internet
    - Intel® LAN
    Cooling
    - 8 Layer PCB
    - 4 x 2oz copper
    - Heat Pipe Design
    Audio
    - Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 3

  • Unique Feature

    ASRock Super Alloy
    - Premium 60A Power Choke
    - Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
    - Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    - Matte Black PCB
    - High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    Intel® 802.11ac WiFi
    ASRock Steel Slots
    ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
    ASRock Full Spike Protection
    ASRock Live Update & APP Shop

  • CPU

    - Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151)
    - Digi Power design
    - 8 Power Phase design
    - Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
    - Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
    - Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking

  • Chipset

    - Intel® Z270

  • Memory

    - Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
    - 2 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    - Supports DDR4 4000+(OC)*/3866(OC)/3600(OC)/3200(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400**/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    - Supports ECC UDIMM memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    - Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB***
    - Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
    - 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
     

    *Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock's website for more information.

    **7th Gen Intel® CPU supports DDR4 up to 2400; 6th Gen Intel® CPU supports DDR4 up to 2133.

    ***Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.

  • BIOS

    - 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
    - ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake up events
    - SMBIOS 2.7 Support
    - CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA, VCCPLL Voltage Multi-adjustment

  • Graphics

    - Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® Insider™, Intel® HD Graphics
    - Gen9 LP, DX11.3, DX12
    - HWA Encode/Decode: VP8, HEVC 8b, VP9, HEVC 10b (For 7th Gen Intel® CPU)
    - HWA Encode/Decode: VP8, HEVC 8b; GPU/SWEncode/Decode: VP9, HEVC 10b (For 6th Gen Intel® CPU)
    - Max. shared memory 1024MB*
    - Three graphics output options: HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2 and Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3
    - Supports Triple Monitor
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 60Hz
    - Supports Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 60Hz
    - Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
    - Supports HDCP with HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2 and Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3
    - Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2 and Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3
     

    *Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.

    **The size of maximum shared memory may vary from different operating systems.

    ***Due to chipset limitation, the Blu-ray playback of Intel® HD Graphics is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.

    ****Intel® InTru™ 3D is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.

  • Audio

    - 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
    - Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    - Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
    - Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
    - 120dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
    - TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
    - Pure Power-In
    - Direct Drive Technology
    - PCB Isolate Shielding
    - Impedance Sensing on Front Out port
    - Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
    - 15μ Gold Audio Connector
    - Supports Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 3

  • LAN

    - Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
    - Giga PHY Intel® I219V
    - Supports Wake-On-LAN
    - Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
    - Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    - Supports PXE

  • Wireless LAN

    - Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    - Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
    - Supports high speed wireless connections up to 867Mbps
    - 2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
    - Supports Bluetooth 4.0 / 3.0 + High speed class II

  • Slots

    - 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)*
    - 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ac module (on the rear I/O)
    - 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
     

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks

  • Storage

    - 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15 and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug*
    - 1 x SATA Express 10 Gb/s Connector**
    - 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket, supports M Key type 2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)***
     

    *If M2_1 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_0 will be disabled.

    **Support to be announced

    ***Supports Intel® Optane™ Technology
    Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks

  • Connector

    - 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
    - 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)*
    - 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)**
    - 1 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
    - 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
    - 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    - 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)
    - 1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 1 x USB 3.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
     

    *The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.

    **The CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.
    CPU_OPT/W_PUMP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.

  • Rear Panel I/O

    - 2 x Antenna Ports
    - 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    - 1 x HDMI Port
    - 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    - 1 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 (Compatible with USB 3.1 and USB-C Display)*
    - 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    - 5 x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 3.0) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    - 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
    - HD Audio Jacks: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
     

    *Supports USB PD 2.0 up to [email protected] (36W) charging
    Hot Plug is supported on Windows® 10 only

  • Software and UEFI

    Software
    - ASRock F-Stream
    - ASRock Key Master
    - ASRock APP Charger
    - ASRock XFast LAN*
    UEFI
    - ASRock EZ Mode
    - ASRock Full HD UEFI
    - ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
    - ASRock Instant Flash
    - ASRock Internet Flash
    - ASRock Crashless BIOS
    - ASRock UEFI System Browser
    - ASRock UEFI Tech Service
    - ASRock Easy RAID Installer
     

    *These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.

  • Support CD

    - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar

  • Accessories

    - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
    - 2 x SATA Data Cables
    - 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
    - 1 x Screw for M.2 Socket

  • Hardware Monitor

    - Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis Fans
    - Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis Fans
    - Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis Fans
    - Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis Fans
    - CASE OPEN detection
    - Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCSA, VCCST

  • Form Factor

    - Mini-ITX Form Factor: 6.7-in x 6.7-in, 17.0 cm x 17.0 cm
    - 8 Layer PCB
    - 4 x 2oz copper

  • OS

    - Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit (For 7th Gen Intel® CPU)
    - Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit (For 6th Gen Intel® CPU)*
     

    *To install Windows® 7 OS, a modified installation disk with xHCI drivers packed into the ISO file is required. Please check our User Manual for more detailed instructions.
    For the updated Windows® 10 driver, please visit ASRock's website for details.

  • Certifications

    - FCC, CE, WHQL
    - ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

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