Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Review: Page 2 of 9

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Posted by Heath Coop on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00am

Specifications

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

Chipset

·         Intel® Z270

Memory

·         4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(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 Non-ECC, Un-buffered, Register Memory

·         Dual Channel Memory Architecture

·         Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Graphic

·         Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support

·         Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 ports

-       Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 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™

·         Supports up to 3 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® 2-Way SLI™ Technology

·         Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

·         2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)

·         2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

Storage

Intel® Z270 Chipset :

·         1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

·         1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

·         6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)

·         Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

LAN

·         Intel® I219V, Dual interconnect between the Integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)

·         Anti-surge LANGuard

·         ROG GameFirst Technology

Wireless Data Network

·         Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

·         Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz

·         Supports MU-MIMO

Bluetooth

·         Bluetooth V4.1

Audio

·         ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A

-       Dual Headphone Amplifiers

-       Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

-       Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

-       High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input

-       Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback

Audio Feature :

-       SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology

-       Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

-       Sonic Radar III

-       Sonic Studio III

USB Ports

Intel® Z270 Chipset :

·         6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)

Intel® Z270 Chipset :

·         6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :

1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector port(s)

ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller :

·         2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black+red, Type-A + Type-C)

ROG Exclusive Features

·         ROG RAMCache II

·         ROG CPU-Z

·         ROG CloneDrive

·         Overwolf

·         GameFirst IV

Special Features

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 4, 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.

TPU

-       Auto Tuning, TurboV, GPU Boost

-       Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for optimized system cooling control

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

-       SafeSlot

ASUS EPU :

-       EPU

AURA :

-       Aura Lighting Control

-       Aura RGB Strip Headers

-       Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices

ASUS Exclusive Features :

-       AI Suite 3

-       Ai Charger

ASUS EZ DIY :

-       ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

-       ASUS EZ Flash 3

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

Digi+VRM

Back I/O Ports

·         1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)

·         1 x DisplayPort

·         1 x HDMI

·         1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)

·         2 x USB 3.1 Type-A + Type-C

·         2 x USB 2.0

·         4 x USB 3.0

·         1 x Optical S/PDIF out

·         5 x Audio jack(s)

·         1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.1)

Internal I/O Ports

·         1 x AAFP connector

·         2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers

·         1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)

·         2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)

·         1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

·         1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

·         1 x TPM 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 W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4 -pin)

·         1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)

·         1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)

·         1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)

·         1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

·         1 x System panel connector

·         1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector

·         1 x CPU_OV jumper

Accessories

·         User's manual

·         I/O Shield

·         4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

·         1 x CPU installation tool

·         1 x Supporting DVD

·         1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)

·         1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-S)

·         1 x ROG Strix stickers

·         1 x M.2 screw kit (long screw and mount)

·         1 x M.2 screw kit (short screw and mount)

·         1 x 10 in 1 Cable Label (s)

·         1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (40 cm)

·         1 x 3D printing mount package

·         1 x ROG coasters

BIOS

·         128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.

Manageability

·         WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Support Disc

·         Drivers

·         ROG GameFirst IV*

·         ROG RAMCache II

·         ROG Clone Drive

·         Aura

·         ROG CPU-Z

·         Anti-virus software (OEM version)

·         ASUS WebStorage

·         ASUS Utilities

Operating System

·         Windows® 10 64-bit

·         Windows® 8.1 64-bit

·         Windows® 7 32-bit

·         Windows® 7 64-bit

Form Factor

·         Micro ATX Form Factor

·         9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )

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