Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Review: Page 4 of 9

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

A Closer Look

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

The ROG Strix Z270G Gaming is part of Asus’s Republic of Gamers line of motherboards, which is broken down into the Formula series and the Strix series. The Strix is the more affordable of the two series and features amore toned-down cosmetic design.

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

Brushed grey metal is the name of the game with the ROG Strix Z270G Gaming. There’s just a slight purple/violet hue to the grey color.

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

There are two USB 1.1 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, one USB Type-A port, and one USB Type-C port. The RJ-45 port is driven the I219-V Intel chipset. Four audio out jacks, with a microphone in jack and optical port provide audio connections. The two antenna jacks prove connection for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Mu-MIMO support and also includes Bluetooth v4.1/4.0LE,3.0+HS. There are also HDMI and DVI video connections.

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

Both PCI-E 16x slots feature Asus’ SafeSlot metal reinforcement. There is an AIO Pump header is located just below the VRM heatsink. The front panel audio header, TPM header, and RGB header reside towards the rear of the motherboard. Towards the center are two USB 2.0 headers and a USB 3.0 Header. The M.2 socket supports both SATA and PCI-E 3.0 x4 M-key 2242/2260/2280 drives.

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

The lower front section of the motherboard also contains a thermal sensor header, a fan header, and the front panel header.

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

The area around the CPU socket feels quite roomy.

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

There are a total of six SATA 6.0 connectors.

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

The 24-pin ATX power connector resides towards the top. Just below it is a front panel USB 3.1 connector.  The four memory slots support DDR4 at speeds up to 4266 MHz. The another fan header and a second  RGB header are located at the very top forward corner.

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

Dual CPU fan headers and a 8-pin CPU power connector reside on the very top of the motherboard.

Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming

The rear of the ROG Strix Z270G Gaming contains a bit of a surprise, a second M.2 socket. The M.2 socket supports PCI-E 3.0 x4 M-key 2242/2260/2280 drives.

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