ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K4 Review & Specifications

ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K4 Intel Z270 LGA1151 ATX

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ASRock Super Alloy
Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151)
Supports DDR4 3733+(OC)
2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2(Key E)
AMD Quad CrossFireX™
Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports Creative SoundBlaster Cinema3
6 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
8 USB 3.0 (1 Type-C, 4 Front, 3 Rear)
Intel® Gigabit LAN

Specs Overview

Model Z270 Gaming K4
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 3
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Score Pangoly

87
  • Gaming Armor

    Power
    - Hi-Density Power Connectors (24 pin and 8 pin)
    Memory
    - 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
    VGA Card
    - 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
    Internet
    - Intel® LAN
    Cooling
    - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    Audio
    - Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 3

  • Unique Feature

    ASRock Super Alloy
    - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    - Premium 40A Power Choke
    - Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    - I/O Armor
    - Matte Black PCB
    - High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    ASRock Intel® 4-Layer Memory POOL (Planes on Outer Layers) Technology
    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
    - 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    - Supports DDR4 3733+(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: 64GB***
    - 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, GT_CPU, DRAM, VPPM, 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
    - HWAEncode/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: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
    - Supports Triple Monitor
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 24Hz / (3840x2160) @ 30Hz
    - Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
    - Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 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 DVI-D and HDMI Ports
    - Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
     

    *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
    - AURA RGB LED
    - Gold Audio Jacks
    - 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

  • Slots

    - 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2: x16 mode; PCIE4: x4 mode)*
    - 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)**
    - Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
    - 1 x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT module***
    - 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
     

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks

    **If PCIE5 or PCIE6 is occupied, PCIE4 will run at x2 mode.

    ***If M2_3 is occupied, PCIE3 will be disabled.

  • 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**
    - 2 x Ultra M.2 Sockets, support M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 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, SATA_5 will be disabled.
    If M2_2 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA_0 will be disabled.
    Supports ASRock U.2 Kit

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

  • Connector

    - 1 x COM Port Header
    - 1 x TPM Header
    - 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
    - 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
    - 1 x AURA RGB LED Header*
    - 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)**
    - 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
    - 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)***
    - 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density 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 Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin)
    - 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (10-pin)****
    - 3 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 5 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 2 x USB 3.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
     

    *Supports up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip.

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

    ***The Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.
    CHA_FAN2 can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.

    ****Only one Thunderbolt™ AIC Card is supported.

  • Rear Panel I/O

    - 2 x Antenna Ports
    - 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    - 1 x D-Sub Port
    - 1 x DVI-D Port
    - 1 x HDMI Port
    - 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    - 1 x USB 2.0 Port (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C Port (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    - HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)

  • Software and UEFI

    Software
    - ASRock F-Stream
    - ASRock AURA RGB LED
    - 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
    - 4 x SATA Data Cables
    - 3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets

  • Hardware Monitor

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

  • Form Factor

    - ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm

  • 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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