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The ASUS H170 PRO GAMING is a well-built ATX motherboard that delivers quality, reliability and loads of gaming-optimized features at a competitive price point. Based on the Intel H170 chipset, this model supports 6th generation Intel Core processors in LGA 1151 package, and comes with four DDR4 DIMMs slots and two PCIe x16 slots that support CrossFireX configuration. Exclusive SupremeFX Audio sets new standards for onboard audio, and the Gamer's Guardian design keeps your system and components safe and sound against ESD and other rigors in the real world. You'll also delight in the M.2 and 10Gbps USB 3.1 (Type-C + Type-A) connection that take I/O transfer speed to the next level.
FLAWLESS AUDIO THAT MAKES YOU PART OF THE GAME
Be the best on the battlefield with H170 Pro Gaming's truly immersive SupremeFX audio and experience sound so alive with realism that it hands you the vital competitive edge needed to win. With near-lossless delivery and exclusive Sonic Radar II technology to pinpoint battlefield enemies before they spot you, SupremeFX sounds stupendous — and puts both your ears and frags in front of everyone else.
Shielded audio, superior sound
ASUS-exclusive SupremeFX technology delivers high-fidelity, near-lossless audio no matter how frantic your game becomes. The purity and stability of the remarkable 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is assured, with a shielded design, electromagnetic-interference (EMI) cover and voltage-protected 5V power supply. Supreme FX's superior components, including the trusted Realtek ALC1150 codec, maximize acoustic performance and eliminate interference – so you hear only the very best from your gaming headset or speakers.
Illuminated Red Line Shielding
Banish analog interference and enjoy eye-catching, customizable lighting effects.
Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best quality.
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 with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
Sonic Radar II
Scan and detect to dominate.
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 Audio Enhancement technology clarifies every last sound — so you hear the distant sound of enemy footsteps and become the hunter, not the hunted.
TOP-SPEED PROTECTED NETWORKING
Only the quickest shot survive, so H170 Pro Gaming banishes lag — letting you annihilate your foes as fast as your trigger finger. ASUS engineers pack in only the best networking technology, including tournament-level Intel Gigabit Ethernet and ASUS-exclusive LANGuard and GameFirst III to keep your connection fast, so always fire first and watch your enemies fall.
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
Featuring the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219V) 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.
Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors for rock-solid gaming connections and better throughout for online play, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.
Game faster, score higher
Victory and defeat are separated by just milliseconds, so exclusive GameFirst III prioritizes game-related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters and file-sharing slowdown — ensuring you're always the frontrunner. Choose from Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing presets and watch your network fly.
PERFORMANCE LEVEL UP
Maxed-out performance means maximum gaming thrills, and with exclusive AI Suite 3's dashboard-style control panel you'll fine-tune almost every aspect of your H170 Pro Gaming-based system. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, efficiency and aesthetics — all via a simple and intuitive interface.
Exclusive ASUS GPU Boost technology lets you accelerate H170 Pro Gaming's integrated GPU (iGPU) for extreme graphics performance safely and easily via a user-friendly interface – it's a free iGPU level-up.
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. H170 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.)
Customizing the audio and marque LEDs is easy: just flip the switches and pick the radio buttons that match your style and gaming mood.
Award-winning BIOS design
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.
Speed your game loads
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.
GAMER'S GUARDIAN FOR REAL-WORLD PROTECTION
Protect your back in the game and let H170 Pro Gaming protect all sides in the real world. Motherboard self-protection with loads of brilliant defenses, including our unique smart DIY features ensures long-term gaming is in your future.
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 ASUS's watchwords. ASUS fits 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.
1 clip to swap or secure your graphics card.
1 -sided clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch — super simple and super secure.
4 LEDs indicate problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.
2X-greater ESD protection for extended component lifespan
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) could mean game over for your rig, so H170 Pro Gaming is protected by ESD Guards to actively prevent ESD — ensuring longer component lifespan and providing system resilience that's two times greater than industry standards. Game on.
Keyboard and mouse connectors - Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes.
VGA connector - Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub functionality.
USB 3/2.0 connectors - O n-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
LAN port - ESD TVS diode protection protects against extreme events, such as lightning strikes.
Audio connectors - Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.