ASUS STRIX Z270H GAMING Review & Specifications

ASUS STRIX Z270H ATX LGA1151

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The successor to Pro Gaming motherboards
5-Way Optimization — One-click full-system tuning handles everything from overclocking to cooling and beyond
3D printable modules for ultimate customizability
Next-gen connectivity — Onboard dual M.2 slots for up to 32Gbps of PCIe bandwidth, and 2 x USB 3.1 Typ-A
ROG SupremeFX audio — Renowned audio performance with dual headphone amplifiers, leveled-up Sonic Studio III, and Sonic Radar III
Gaming networking — Best-in-class Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, and GameFirst technology
Patent-pending ASUS SafeSlot for enhanced PCIe retention and shearing resistance

Specs Overview

Model
  • STRIX Z270H
  • STRIX Z270H GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z270H GAMING
  • 90MB0SS0-M0EAY0
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz
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 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Score Pangoly

90
  • 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.

  • Chipset

    Intel® Z270

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 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(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered, Register 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/DVI ports
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    - Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
    Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
    Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
    Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x2 mode)
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

  • Storage

    Intel® Z270 Chipset :
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 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)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *2

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, Dual interconnect between the Integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)
    Anti-surge LANGuard
    ROG GameFirst Technology

  • 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
    - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *3
    Audio Feature :
    - SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - Sonic Radar III
    - Sonic Studio III

  • USB Ports

    Intel® Z270 Chipset :
    8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z270 Chipset :
    6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
    2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, red, Type-A)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    ROG RAMCache II
    ROG CPU-Z
    ROG CloneDrive
    Overwolf
    GameFirst IV

  • Special Features

    5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5

    Gamer's Guardian:
    - ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
    - 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
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 4 Core
    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 :
    - 3D printing friendly
    Digi+VRM

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x DVI
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.1 Type-A
    2 x USB 2.0
    4 x USB 3.0
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x AAFP connector
    2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 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)
    1 x TPM connector(s)
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
    1 x AIO_PUMP connector
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x System panel connector
    1 x CPU_OV jumper

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x CPU installation tool
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
    1 x ROG Strix stickers
    1 x 10 in 1 Cable Label (s)

  • BIOS

    128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, 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

    WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ROG GameFirst IV*
    ROG RAMCache II
    ROG Clone Drive
    ROG CPU-Z
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)
    ASUS WebStorage
    ASUS Utilities

    *ROG GameFirst IV is only available for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit

  • Operating System

    Windows® 10 64-bit
    Windows® 8.1 64-bit *4
    Windows® 7 32-bit *4
    Windows® 7 64-bit *4

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 9.2 inch ( 30.5 cm x 23.4 cm )

  • Note

    *1 The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA_1 port when using M.2 SATA mode device. Adjust BIOS settings to use SATA device.
    *2 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.
    *3 Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio
    *4 Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors.

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