Asus Z170-PREMIUM Review & Specifications

Asus Z170-PREMIUM DDR4 LGA1151 ATX

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Socket: LGA 1151
Chipset: Intel Z170
Memory: 4x DDR4-4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2133(OC) MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, Max Capacity of 64GB
Slots: 2x PCI-Express 3.0/2.0 x16 Slots (run at x16 or dual at x8), 1x PCI-Express 3.0/2.0 x16 Slot (max. at x4 mode), 4x PCI-Express x1 Slots
Multi-Graphics: Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI, 2-Way SLI Technology
SATA: 8x SATA3 Ports, Six Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; 2x SATA Express Port
LAN: Intel I219V and Intel I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet Controller, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wireless LAN (2.4/5GHz); Bluetooth V4.0
Ports: 4x USB 3.1 Ports (2 Type-A, 2 Type-C), 6x USB 3.0 Ports (2 rear, 4 at mid-board), 6x USB 2.0 Ports (2 rear, 4 at mid-board), 1x HDMI Port, 1x DisplayPort, 2x RJ45 LAN Ports, 1x Optical S/PDIF Out, 1x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! Module, Audio I/O Jacks

Specs Overview

Model Z170-PREMIUM
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 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 2
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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  • 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® Z170

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3800(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 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).

  • Thunderbolt

    VGA output support
    Data transfer rate up to 40 Gbps
    Daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
    Up to 12V/3A, 36W charging support

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor 
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports 
    - Supports HDMI 2.0 with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 60 / 24 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz / 4096 x 2304 @ 24 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
    DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology 
    Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology 
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology 
    Supports AMD 3-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 (max at x4 mode) *1
    4 x PCIe x1

  • Storage

    Intel® Z170 chipset : 
    2 x SATA Express port, Compatible with 4 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)*2
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports*3
    1 x U.2 port
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*4
    ASMedia® SATA 6Gb/s controller : *5
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), black,

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN
    Gigabit Intel® LAN Connection- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
    ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
    ASUS LAN Guard

  • Wireless Data Network

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
    Support ASUS Wi-Fi Go! Utility
    Up to 1300Mbps transfer speed

  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth V4.0

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
    - Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
    - High quality 112 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear) and 104 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
    Audio Feature :
    - DTS Connect
    - DTS Studio Sound
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - BD Audio Layer Content Protection
    - Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
    - Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
    - Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers
    - 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
    - Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
    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) (1 at back panel, blue, Type-A, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z170 chipset : 
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (1 at back panel, black, Type-A, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® USB 3.1 controller : 
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, teal blue, Type-A)
    Intel® USB 3.1 controller : 
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, , USB Type-CTM, Reversible)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller : 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (Type-A + USB Type-CTM)

  • Special Features

    OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
    - Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
    5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
    - 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
    ASUS 5X Protection II :
    - ASUS LANGuard - 2.5X higher surge tolerance
    - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - World-class circuit-protecting power design
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 16 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 
    - TPU switch
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU 
    - EPU switch
    ASUS Digital Power Design :
    - Industry leading Digital 16 + 4 + 2 Phase Power Design
    ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
    - Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer
    - Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - GPU Boost 
    - USB BIOS Flashback
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - M.2 & SATA Express
    - Anti-Surge
    - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface 
    - USB 3.1 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    - Turbo LAN
    - Crystal Sound 3
    - EZ XMP ASUS Exclusive Features
    - Mobo Connect
    - PC Cleaner
    Remote Entertainment
    - Media Streamer
    - HyStream
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Design Heat-pipe solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 3
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - DirectKey
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3 
    - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback 
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    - Multi-language BIOS
    - Push Notice
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-Code
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    Special Memory O.C. Design
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    Turbo App
    Fan Xpert 3
    NFC EXPRESS 2

    Key Express

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 10 , 64bit
    Windows® 8.1 , 64bit 
    Windows® 7

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (teal blue)Type-A
    2 x USB 3.1 USB Type-CTM
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0
    1 x 8-channel Audio I/O

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x U.2 port
    1 x AAFP connector
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) 
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
    2 x SATA Express connector: , 
    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 TPM header
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
    4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (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 EZ XMP switch
    1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
    1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
    1 x DRCT header(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x TPU switch(es)
    1 x EPU switch(es)
    1 x Power-on button(s)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)
    1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    ASUS Q-Shield
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x Feature manual
    2 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x CPU installation tool
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x NFC EXPRESS 2 box with 2 extra USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports + NFC EXPRESS tag + ASUS NFC EXPRESS utility 
    1 x ASUS 3T3R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
    1 x HYPERM.2 X4 with M Key design, type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)
    1 x external USB 3.1 Gen 1 cable for NFC EXPRESS 2 (120cm)
    1 x Wireless Charger
    1 x micro USB-to-USB cable for Wireless Charger (120cm)
    1 x power adapter for Wireless Charger (5V DC, 2A, 10W)
    1 x SLI bridge(s)
    1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1) 
    1 x ASUS Hyper Kit

  • 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

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor 
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Note

    *1: The PCIe x16_3 slot shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. The PCIe x16_3 is default set at x2 mode.
    *2: The M.2 socket shares SATA ports with SATA Express. Adjust BIOS settings to use an M.2 SATA device.
    *3: Supports PCIE RAID configurations via onboard M.2 and PCIEX16_3 slot storages.
    *4: These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.

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