ASUS Z170-E Review & Specifications

ASUS Z170-E ATX DDR4 LGA 1151

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LGA1151 socket for 6th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors
5-Way Optimization for Total System Tuning with 1-click overclocking
Crystal Sound 2 delivers discrete-caliber sound for immersive gaming audio.
Intel Gigabit LAN with Turbo LAN for optimized bandwidth
USB 3.1 Type C & M.2: Ultra-speedy transfer for faster gaming

Specs Overview

Model Z170-E
Release Date November 2015
Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 1
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1151 for 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® Z170

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    ** Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D ports
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
    Supports up to 2 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)
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

  • Storage

    Intel® Z170 chipset :
    1 x SATA Express port, , Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
    1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*1
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*2

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), Dual interconnect between the Integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)
    Gigabit Intel® LAN Connection- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
    ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
    ASUS LAN Guard

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 2
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
    Audio Feature :
    - LED-lit Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference, with a gorgeous illuminated trace path
    - 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
    - Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
    - Top notch audio sensation delivers according to the audio configuration
    - Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit true BD lossless sound
    Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality

  • USB Ports

    Intel® Z170 chipset :
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z170 chipset :
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, )

  • 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 3, 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.
    ASUS 5X Protection II :
    - ASUS LANGuard - 2.5X higher surge tolerance
    - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - World-class circuit-protecting power design
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 4 Phase digital power design
    - ASUS DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Prevents damage from short circuits
    - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O - 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability
    ASUS TPU :
    - Auto Tuning
    - GPU Boost
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU
    ASUS Digital Power Design :
    - Industry leading Digital 4 Phase Power Design
    - CPU Power Utility
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - Anti-Surge
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    - USB 3.1 Boost
    - Turbo LAN
    - Crystal Sound 2
    - EZ XMP ASUS Exclusive Features
    - Mobo Connect
    - PC Cleaner

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 10 , 64bit
    Windows® 8.1 , 64bit
    Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit *3

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-CTM
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
    2 x USB 2.0
    6 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x SATA Express connector: , Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports both SATA & PCIE SSD)
    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 S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
    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 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
    1 x DRCT header(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x CPU installation tool
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x SLI bridge(s)

  • BIOS

    128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ASUS Utilities
    EZ Update
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor (Brown)
    12.0 inch x 9.2 inch ( 30.5 cm x 23.4 cm )

  • Note

    *1: M.2 shares SATA mode with SATA Express. Change this item before installing M.2 SATA devices.
    *2: These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
    *3: Please refer to ASUS website and download “Windows® 7 installation guide” and “ASUS EZ installer” to install Windows® 7.

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