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High-value, feature-packed, performance-optimized Z170 ATX board
SupremeFX audio technology achieves near-lossless audio quality and has multiple light effects to illuminate the exclusive red-line shielding, plus Sonic Radar II technology to locate battlefield enemies before they spot you!
The ASUS-exclusive technology that produces near-lossless audio quality with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 115dB, so you enjoy every sound detail.
Illuminated red line shielding
Banish analog interference and enjoy eye-catching, customizable lighting effects.
Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves
Drive some of the very best headphones available for exceptional gaming-audio and music-listening experiences.
Premium Nichicon® audio capacitors
Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound.
Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what your opponents and teammates are up to on the battlefield, all managed via a simple control panel and customizable game list. See the direction and origin of key in-game sounds, and practice your enemy-pinpointing skill, plus exclusive Audio Enhancement technology clarifies every last blast.
Loaded with the best networking tech, including high-speed Intel® Gigabit Ethernet and ASUS-exclusive LANGuard and GameFirst III, your connections are faster and safer to stay ahead of the pack!
Featuring the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming — always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.
Signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9X-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5X-greater protection (up to 15KV) against surges.
Exclusive GameFirst III prioritizes game-related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters and file-sharing slowdown — so you'll always be the frontrunner. Choose from Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing presets and watch your network fly!
Packed with ASUS-exclusive Pro Clock technology, second-generation ASUS T-Topology, AI Suite 3 and RAM Cache to unleash the full potential of your gaming performance.
A dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel® processors that extends overclocked base clock frequencies up to 400MHz*. 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.
Advantages of ASUS Pro Clock:
* BCLK overclocking range will vary according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options.
Second-generation ASUS T-Topology enables DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3400MHz with all memory slots populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, our second-generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.
AI Suite 3 is an exclusive ASUS dashboard-style control panel that lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your Z170 Pro Gaming-based system for the best balance between performance, stability, efficiency and aesthetics — all via a simple and intuitive interface.
Dynamically adjusts ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM), Fan Xpert 3 and Turbo App technologies for precision-enhanced performance and efficiency, and all with a single click.
Customizing the audio and marque LEDs is easy: just flip the switches and pick the radio buttons that match your style and gaming mood!
Fan Xpert 3
Via five 4/3 pin (PWM/DC) combo fan connectors and five onboard thermal sensors, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. Z170 Pro gaming also has a fan-extension (EXT) header for quick-and-easy fan upgrades.
USB 3.1 Boost
An exclusive utility that automatically accelerates USB 3.1 for sequential read/write speeds of up to 854.6/863.9MB/s. * It requires to update USB 3.1 Boost to V1.08.02 or later version
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way. In EZ Mode you can get set up very quickly, applying the date and time, fan profiles and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory profiles. Switch to Advanced Mode to set up favorites and shortcuts, record and review recent changes with Last Modified or make notes in Quick Notes.
CrashFree BIOS 3
Never again worry about corrupted BIOS, as CrashFree BIOS 3 lets you restore a PC to working order — even when it won't boot!
EZ Flash 3
Update the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.
Uniquely-intelligent technology that effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels! Protection (up to 15KV) against surges.
Motherboard self-protection with loads of brilliant defenses, including our unique smart DIY features. Individually they're tough, together they're unstoppable.
Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times!
DRAM overcurrent protection
All connection ports and DRAM are protected against overcurrent and short-circuit damage by onboard resettable fuses, extending your motherboard's life.
Highly durable components
Fine-quality, super-tough components are our watchwords. We fit only superior chokes, plus durable capacitors engineered to resist extreme temperature variations of between -55°C and 105°C —110% better than the industry standard.
Stainless steel back I/O
Crafted from chromium-plated, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the input/output (I/O) panel is three times longer than ordinary panels!
0 pain! Protect your hands from nicks and cuts.
to swap or secure your graphics card.
clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch — super simple and super secure.
CPU installation tool
protection from socket-pin damage.
indicate problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.
SUS ESD Guards actively protect against sudden electrostatic discharge (ESD), meaning the components will last much longer — and you get protection that's up to twice as resilient as industry standards!
Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.
ESD TVS diode protection and an anti-surge LAN connector protects against extreme events, such as lightning strikes.
USB 3/2.0 connectors
On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub functionality.
Keyboard and mouse connectors
Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes.