ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 8

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:30pm

Features & Specifications


Product Specifications

Form Factor ATX 12*9.6”
CPU Supports Intel 7th and 6th Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
Chipset Intel Z270
Power Phase 12 (Digi Power)
Caps 12K Caps
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
WLAN n/a
M.2 2 x Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
1 x M.2 Key E for WiFi module
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.

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
  • 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
  • Pure Power-In
  • Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
  • Gold Audio Jacks

Steel Slots
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
  • Steel Slots
  • Gold Front Panel Audio Header
  • Water Pump Header
  • Hi-Density ATX Power Connector


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