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Z270 Pro4 Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX MotherboardWell-Equipped Z270 Motherboard (ATX), with 2× PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16/x4), 2× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) & 6× SATA 6G, 8× USB 3.0 / 5× USB 2.0, max. 64 GB RAM at 3.733 MHz The ASRock Z270 Pro4 is an ATX motherboard utilising Intel's Z270 chipset for Intel processors from the 6th ("Skylake") and 7th ("Kaby Lake") generations on socket LGA 1151. The chipsets from the 200 series, known as "Union Point", come with up to 24 PCIe Express 3.0 lanes and bring more overall HSIO lanes (High Speed I/O) as well, thereby enabling more internal connections (such as SATA or PCIe slots) to be used simultaneously. As a Z270 motherboard, the ASRock Z270 Pro4 enables overclocking of K-series CPUs, which offer completely unlocked multipliers.
The Features of the ASRock Z270 Pro4 - An Overview:
- 2× PCIe (3.0) x16 (x16/x4) & 3× PCIe (3.0) x1
- 8× USB 3.0 (1× Type C / 5× Type A / 2× internal) + 5× USB 2.0 (internal)
- 2× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) & 6× SATA 6G
- Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-RAM at 3.733 MHz
- CPU Overclocking via Multiplier & Baseclock
The ASRock Z270 Pro4 in DetailThe ASRock Z270 Pro4 is a very well-featured ATX motherboard with Intel's Z270 chipset offering compatibility with Intel's processors from the 6000 and 7000 series. This black-themed board comes with two PCIe x16 slots, of which one comes with a full 17 lanes connected to the chipset, while the other PCIe x16 slot is connected electrically via four data links. For I/O and expansion cards the board provides three PCIe x1 slots and supports AMD's CrossFireX technology.
The motherboard provides DDR4 RAM compatibility over 4 DIMM slots in ultra-fast dual-channel mode. The memory banks take up to 64 GB RAM and, depending on the processor installed, supports memory clocks of either 2.133 MHz (with Skylake CPUs) or 2.400 MHz (with Kaby Lake CPUs), while overclocking allows memory modules of up to 3.733 MHz to be used.
In order to connect the very fastest data storage devices, the board comes with two M.2 slots for extreme NVMe M.2 SSDs, as well as six SATA 6G ports for 3,5" or 2,5" hard drives and SSDs (including RAID support). The M.2 ports are connected via four PCIe lanes on the 3.0 standard to the chipset and, in combination with the NVMe protocol, enable a data transfer rate of almost 4 GB/s. This allows M.2 PCIe SSDs to function up to eight times faster than SATA 6G SSDs!
The motherboard's I/O panel offers a new kind of USB port, USB Type C, which is particularly thin and is finally able to be plugged in both ways. Besides the Type C port the motherboard comes with, the motherboard also provides five additional backwards compatible USB 3.0 Type A ports. If no graphics card is available, then thanks to the integrated GPU of Skylake or Kaby Lake CPUs, monitors can be connected directly to the rear of the motherboard. HDMI, D-Sub (VGA) and DVI-D ports are provided for this purpose.
Internally the motherboard offers - among other functions - TPM and COM ports, Chassis Intrusion detection, Power LED and speaker headers as well as a 4-pin CPU FAN connector, two 4-pin headers for PWM fans, a 4-pin pump header, a front panel audio connector and two Thunderbolt AIC connectors.
- Format: ATX
- Chipset: Intel Z270 ("Union Point")
Socket: 1151 for 6th and 7th generation Intel CPUs ("Skylake"/"Kaby Lake")
- RAM: 4× DDR4 (Skylake: DDR4-2.133, Kaby Lake: DDR4-2.400, OC max. 3.733 MHz)
- Slots (physical):
1× PCIe 3.0 x16
1× PCIe 3.0 x16 (electrical x4)
Compatible multi-VGA configurations: 2-Way CrossFireX (Quad-GPU)
3× PCIe 3.0 x1
- Internal Connectors:
6× SATA 6G
2× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4, 2230/2242/2260/2280)
2× USB 3.0 (one header)
5× USB 2.0 (three headers)
1× TPM Header
1× COM Port Header
1× Chassis Intrusion Header
1× Power LED & Speaker Header
1× CPU FAN Connector (4-Pin)
2x Case Fan Connectors (4-Pin)
1x Pump Connector (4-Pin)
1× Front Panel Audio Connector
1× Thunderbolt AIC Connector (5-Pin)
1× Thunderbolt AIC Connector (10-Pin)
- External Connectors:
1× PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
1× USB 3.0 Type C
5× USB 3.0 Type A
1× RJ45 LAN Port
2× WiFi Antenna Slot
1× D-Sub (VGA)
- Power Supply:
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