ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 8
Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
Features & Specifications
|Form Factor||ATX 12*9.6”|
|CPU||Supports Intel 7th and 6th Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors|
|Power Phase||12 (Digi Power)|
|Memory||4 x DDR4 3866|
|Expansion Slots||3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (16/8/4)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
|CFX/SLI||3-Way CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI|
|Graphics Outputs||HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub|
|Audio||7.1 CH ALC 1220 ( 5 + 1 Jacks), Purity Sound 4|
|LAN||Intel I219V GLAN|
|M.2||2 x Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
1 x M.2 Key E for WiFi module
|SATA||8 x SATA3|
|USB||2 x USB 3.1 (Rear Type-A + C)
8 x USB 3.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
6 x USB 2.0 (Front)
|LED||Onboard *Picture for reference only LED + RGB Header|
Intel® Optane Memory Ready
Supports Intel® Optane™ memory technology and Intel® Optane™ storage technology that redefines a new standard of high performance and responsiveness.
M.2 Key E for WiFi
Besides the onboard LAN port, users may also choose 802.11ac wireless connections by M.2 (Key E) slot.
AURA RGB LED
Build your own colorful lighting system! AURA RGB LED and header allows users to connect LED strip and create their unique PC style easily.
Dual USB 3.1 (Type-A + Type-C)
This motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 ports built on the rear i/o for supporting next generation USB 3.1 devices and to deliver up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates.
Water Pump Header
This is not only a standard CPU fan header, but also supports water pumps! This header provides a maximum of 1.5A power for supporting the most popular water pumps. User also can adjust the voltage of water pump to get higher cooling performance with lower noise.
Purity Sound 4
It's time to enjoy the most purified audio performance with ultra high definition. Purity Sound4 is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions. 7.1 CH HD audio with the latest Realtek ALC1220 audio codec, individual PCB layers for R/L audio channel, 120dB SNR DAC and other technologies to deliver the crispest sound effects.
120dB SNR DAC
AURA RGB LED
Gold Audio Header
TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier
Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
Impedance Sensing on Front Out port
PCB Isolate Shielding
Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
Gold Audio Jacks
Adopts three PCIe Steel Slots, which are built with more solder points on the PCB for better performance and preventing any signal interference with graphics cards. Allows your graphics cards with enhanced signals and to be well-installed in the PCIe slots.
New UEFI Theme & EZ Mode
Fancy UEFI theme to match your unique taste of computing. EZ mode is a dashboard which contains multiple readings of the system’s current status.
With one simple click, users can easily backup and recover Windows operating system via ASRock OBR technology.
Z170 Extreme 4 to Z270 Extreme4 Differences:
More M.2 SSD Socket (1 → 2)
Intel Optane Ready
M.2 Key E For WiFi
Purity Sound 3 → Purity Sound 4
Aura RGB LED Lighting & LED Header
SLI HB Bridge Bundled
Gold Front Panel Audio Header
Water Pump Header
Hi-Density ATX Power Connector