One click overclock and cooling
5-Way Optimization at your disposal it takes just one click to tune complex settings - for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts. The exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use, so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else.
OC design- ASUS PRO clock technology
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel processors that allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to or beyond 400 MHz. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control - providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.
DDR4 overclocking strength in numbers
Second-generation ASUS T-Topology enables DDR4 memory overclocking to reach heights: over DDR4-3400 MHz with all memory slots populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, the second-generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.
Fast storage speed with SATA Express
Current SSDs devour up to 550 MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6 Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard - and ensures that you and your system won't get left behind.
Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32 Gbit/s
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32 Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
Ultimate-speed 10 Gbit/s with USB 3.1 onboard
With one USB 3.1 Type-A port and one reversible USB 3.1 Type-C for the very fastest USB connections, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s - or twice as fast USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices, and you'll be all set for USB 3.1's breakneck speeds. And ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further.
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.
ASUS Z170-A - Motherboard - ATX - LGA1151 Socket - Z170 - USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB-C - Gigabit LAN - onboard graphics (CPU required) - HD Audio (8-channel)