ASUS ROG STRIX Z270i GAMING Review & Specifications

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270i GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151

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The successor to Pro Gaming motherboards
LGA1151 socket for 7th Gen and 6th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
Double-decker PCH and M.2 heatsinks design for optimal heat dissipation and gaming performance
Aura Sync RGB LEDs and Aura 4-pin RGB header for ultimate customizability
ROG SupremeFX audio: Renowned audio performance with dual headphone amplifiers, leveled-up Sonic Studio III, and Sonic Radar III
Best gaming networking: Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, 2x2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, and LANGuard and GameFirst technologies
5-Way Optimization: One-click system-wide overclocking
Next-gen connectivity: Onboard dual M.2 slots for up to 32Gbps of PCIe bandwidth a front-panel USB 3.1 Type-C connector
Patent-pending ASUS SafeSlot for enhanced PCIe retention and shearing resistance

Specs Overview

Model STRIX Z270I GAMING
Socket LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX
Chipset Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Score Pangoly

89
  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
    Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    Intel® Z270

  • Memory

    2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
    Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16

  • Storage

    Intel® Z270 Chipset :
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*1
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*1
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*2
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *3

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V
    Anti-surge LANGuard
    ROG GameFirst Technology
    Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)

  • Wireless Data Network

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
    Supports MU-MIMO

  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth V4.1*4

  • Audio

    ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
    - Dual Headphone Amplifiers
    - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    - High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
    - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *5
    Audio Feature :
    - SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
    - Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
    - Sonic Radar III
    - Sonic Studio III

  • USB Ports

    Intel® Z270 Chipset :
    6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z270 Chipset :
    4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller : *6
    1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector port(s)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    ROG RAMCache II
    ROG CloneDrive
    Overwolf
    GameFirst IV

  • Special Features

    OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
    - Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
    5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
    - Whole system optimization with a single click! 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo App together, providing better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages.
    TPU
    - Auto Tuning, TurboV, GPU Boost
    - Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors
    Gamer's Guardian:
    - DRAM Overcurrent Protection
    - Stainless Steel Back I/O
    - Highly Durable Components
    - DIGI+ VRM
    - SafeSlot
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    - ESD Guards
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM
    Gaming Aesthetics :
    - AURA-RGB Lighting
    Digi+VRM

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    4 x USB 3.0 Type-A + Type-C *8
    4 x USB 2.0
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)
    1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.1)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x RGB Header(s)
    1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
    1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
    1 x AIO_PUMP connector
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x System panel(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
    1 x Thermal sensor connector
    1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    M.2 2242 mounting kit
    I/O Shield
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    2 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x CPU installation tool
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
    1 x ROG Strix stickers
    1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
    1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
    1 x Panel cable
    1 x ROG coaster(s)

  • BIOS

    128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.

  • Manageability

    DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Operating System

    Windows® 10 64-bit
    Windows® 8.1 64-bit *7
    Windows® 7 32-bit *7
    Windows® 7 64-bit *7

  • Form Factor

    Mini ITX Form Factor
    6.7 inch x 6.7 inch ( 17 cm x 17 cm )

  • Note

    *1 For a 2242 storage device, use the bundled 2242 mounting kit.
    *2 This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
    *3 Intel® Optane Technology only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® Processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.
    *4 Support for the Bluetooth specifcation depend on the Windows® version. Windows® 7 / 8 supports Bluetooth 4.0.
    *5 Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-bit/192kHz is not supported for
    8-Channel audio and due to Windows® 7 limitations, 32-bit playback is unavailable for Windows® 7.
    *6 Supports 3A power output
    *7 Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors.
    *8 3 x Type-A [blue] and 1 x Type-C ports at back panel
    * ROG GameFirst IV is only available for Windows® 10/8.1 64-bit.
    * 2 x M.2 2242 Mounting Kit

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