ASUS Z170M-PLUS Review & Specifications

ASUS Z170M-PLUS Micro ATX DDR4

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Dual Intelligent Processors 5 with 5-Way Optimization
USB 3.1 Boost
M.2 and SATA Express Support
5X Protection II
DTS Studio Sound

Specs Overview

Model Z170M-PLUS
Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor Micro ATX
Chipset Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz
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 4
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 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.)/3300(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 
    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).
    * The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor.

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support 
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/DVI-D/RGB 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
    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 AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray) 
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) 
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

  • Storage

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

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    Intel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *2
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    Audio Feature :
    - 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
    - Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

  • USB Ports

    Intel® Z170 chipset : 
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, Type-A, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z170 chipset : 
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, Type-A, 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z170 chipset : 
    1 x USB 5Gb/s port(s) port(s) (1 at back panel, black, USB Type-CTM, Reversible, Support 3A power output)

  • Special Features

    ASUS 5X Protection II :
    - ASUS LANGuard - 2.5X higher surge tolerance
    - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - World-class circuit-protecting power design
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 7 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 EPU :
    - EPU 
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - TurboV EVO
    - GPU Boost 
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger 
    - M.2 & SATA Express
    - Anti-Surge
    - ESD Guards
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    - Mobo Connect
    - PC Cleaner
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution & MOS Heatsink 
    - 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-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    Media Streamer

  • Operating System Support

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

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x 5Gb/s port(s) USB Type-CTM ( support 3A power output ) 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    3 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: gray, Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 
    1 x LPT header
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU 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 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)

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x Supporting DVD

  • 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

    mATX Form Factor 
    9.6 inch x 8.95 inch ( 24.4 cm x 22.7 cm )

  • Note

    *1: These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
    *2: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.
    *3: Please refer to ASUS website and download “Windows® 7 installation guide” and “ASUS EZ installer” to install Windows® 7.

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