ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming/AURA Review & Specifications

ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming/AURA RGB LGA1151 DDR4 ATX

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LGA1151 socket for 6th-generation Intel Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3, Pentium and Celeron processors
Dual DDR4 3466 (OC) support
True gaming aesthetics: 3D-printing friendly and Aura RGB lighting
Easy and stable overclocking: Pro Clock technology, 5-Way Optimisation and 2nd-generation T-Topology
SupremeFX: Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
Sonic Radar ll: Scan and detect your enemies to dominate
Top-speed protected networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst IV
RAMCache: Speed up your game loads
Ultra-speedy transfers for faster gaming: USB 3.1 Type-A/C & M.2
Gamer's Guardian: SafeSlot, highly-durable components and smart DIY features

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Specs Overview

Model Z170 Pro Gaming/AURA
Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz
Audio Chipset SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC
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 0
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 3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/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).
    * Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR4 2400MHz memory frequency is only supported by 7th Generation Intel® processors. Higher memory modules will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR4 2400MHz.
    ** Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR4 2133MHz and higher memory modules on 6th Generation Intel® processors will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR4 2133MHz.

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/DVI-D/DisplayPort 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
    - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 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™

  • 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 (Single at x16, dual at x8/x8)
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
    3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

  • Storage

    Intel® Z170 chipset :
    1 x M.2 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),
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*2

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), featuring GAMEFIRST IV
    Anti-surge LANGuard

  • Audio

    SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-recording, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    - High quality 115 dB SNR stereo playback output
    Audio Feature :
    - SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    - Sonic Radar II

  • USB Ports

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

  • Special Features

    ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 :
    - 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
    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
    ASUS TPU :
    - Auto Tuning
    - TurboV
    - GPU Boost
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger+
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    - USB 3.1 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 3
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    - Push Notice
    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
    - AURA-RGB Lighting
    Media Streamer
    RAMCache

  • Operating System Support

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

  • Back I/O Ports

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

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
    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)
    3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (3 x 4 -pin)
    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 Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x CPU OV
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x pack of cable tie
    1 x CPU installation tool
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x SLI bridge(s)
    1 x 12 in 1 Cable Label (s)
    1 x 3D printing mount package

  • 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
    ASUS EZ Update
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

  • Form Factor

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

  • Note

    *1:When the M.2 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.
    *2:These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.

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