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Asus Z170-A Intel Motherboard (8 Phase Power, Crystal Sound 3, SLI and CrossfireX)

Asus MB_AS_Z17A

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High-capability Z170 ATX with Nvidia SLI support, speedy SATA Express and M.2, and high-clarity Crystal Sound 2 for enhanced performance and potent entertainment

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High-capability Z170 ATX with Nvidia SLI support, speedy SATA Express and M.2, and high-clarity Crystal Sound 2 for enhanced performance and potent entertainment


 CPU   LGA1151 socket for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/ i5/ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors 
 Supports 14nm CPU 
 Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0* 
 * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types. 
 Chipset   Intel® Z170 Express Chipset 
 Memory   4 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4 3400(O.C.)*/3333(O.C.)*/3200(O.C.)*/3100(O.C.)*/3000(O.C.)*/2933(O.C.)*/2800(O.C.)*/2666(O.C.)*/2600(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. Please refer to Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List) for details. 
 Expansion Slots  2 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot* (max. at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices)
3 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
*The PCIe x16_3 slot shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. The PCIe x16_3 is default set at x2 mode. 
 VGA  Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support: DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI-D/VGA ports
Supports DisplayPort 1.2* with max. resolution 4096 x 2160@24Hz / 3840 x 2160@60Hz
Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160@24Hz / 2560 x 1600@60Hz
Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz 
Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz 
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider™
Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
Maximum shared memory of 512MB
*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/Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology (with 2 PCIex16 graphics card)
Supports AMD® 3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
 Storage  Intel® Z170 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology 14 support
 - 1 x SATA Express port (compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports)
 - 6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports(gray, 2 from SATA Express)
 - Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*
 - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key**, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)***
* These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
** Supports PCIE RAID configurations via onboard M.2 and PCIex16_3. 
*** M.2 shares SATA mode with SATA Express. Change this item before installing M.2 SATA devices.
 LAN  Gigabit Intel LAN connection- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
  ASUS LAN Guard
  ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
 Audio  Realtek® RTL892 8-channel high definition audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
 - Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality
 - Top notch audio sensation delivers according to the audio configuration
 - Audio shielding ensures precise analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
 - EMI protection cover to prevent electrical noise to affect the amplifier quality
 - Audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
 - Unique de-pop circuit to reduce start-up popping noise to audio outputs
 - Premium Japan-made audio capacitors provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity 
 - Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit true BD lossless sound
 - DTS® Studio SoundTM
 - DTS® Connect
 - Supports jack-detection, multi-streaming, front panel jack-retasking (MIC)
 - Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O
 USB  Intel® Z170 Express Chipset- supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost
 - 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 2 ports at back panel, blue)
 - 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 2 ports at back panel)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controllers- supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost and 3A power output
 - 1 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port at back panel (teal blue, Type-A)
   - 1 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port at back panel (Type-C)
 ASUS Exclusive Features   <Superb Performance> 
 OC Design: TPU plus PRO BCLK 
  - Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance 
 5-Way Optimization 
  - Whole system optimization with a single click! Perfectly consolidates better CPU performance, power saving, digital power control, system cooling and app usages. 
 -CPU Power: Digital 8-phase power design 
 -iGPU Power: Digital 2-phase power design 
  - Auto Tuning, TPU, GPU Boost, 2-level TPU switch 
  - EPU 
 Fan Xpert 3 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for optimized system cooling control 
 Turbo App featuring system performance tuning, network priority, and audio scene configuration for selected applications. 
  - Most advanced options with fast response time 
 Special Memory O.C. Design 
  -  Superb memory O.C. capability under full load by minimizing the coupling noise and signal reflection effect 
 PC Cleaner 
  - Fast and easy way to get rid of unnecessary junk files. 
 <Remote Entertainment> 
 Remote GO! 
- Remote GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer
- Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems 
Media Streamer
- Pipe music or movies from your PC to a smart TV, your entertainment goes wherever you go!
- Media Streamer app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems
- Stream iOS devices' screen on your PC screen.*
* Contact your device vendor for supporting information.
 <eSports Champions> 
Turbo LAN
 - Fast and smooth online gaming with lower pings and less lags
Crystal Sound 3
 - Hear the cleanest sound with dedicated audio design onboard!
Turbo APP
 - Tailored app performance, network priority and audio configuration for your needs
 <EZ DIY> 
  Push Notice 
  -  Monitor your PC status with smart devices in real time 
  USB BIOS Flashback Card supported 
  UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface 
  -  O.C. Tuner 
  -  CrashFree BIOS 3 
  -  EZ Flash 3 
 ASUS Q-Design 
  - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) 
  - ASUS Q-Slot 
  - ASUS Q-Connector