Unparalleled OC design and connectivity, with U.2 Thunderbolt 3 and 3x3 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
- 5-Way Optimization: One click optimizes your entire system
- Thunderbolt 3: Breathtaking 40Gbit/s speed, USB 3.1 compatible and up to 36W charging
- Dual 32Gbit/s U.2 support: Flexible options for ultra-fast PCIeE RAID
- USB 3.1 onboard: 3 Three Type-A ports and 1 one reversible Type-C port
- 3x3 802.11ac Wi-Fi: Fastest onboard Wi-Fi up to 1300Mbit/s
- NFC Express 2 bundled included: Tap to control your PC and charge up with ease
Overclock Your Way
One click overclock and cooling, done!
Get performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control and even networking and audio tuning tailored for you
5-Way Optimization at your disposal it takes just one click to tune complex settings — for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts! Our 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!
- Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound.
- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
- Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loading.
- Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money.
Unleash your PC's full performance with a simple two-phase onboard switch or the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and to exploit the potential out of your graphics card*.
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 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
- Reduced boot up time
- Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks
- Increased stability under heavy overclocking
DDR4 overclocking strength in numbers
Second-generation ASUS T-Topology enables DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-4000MHz 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.
Hardware upgrade zone
Enjoy 2.5-in NVMe support immediately
Hyper Kit is an M.2 to U.2 adapter that gives owners of ASUS motherboards freedom to fit next-generation 2.5-inch NVM Express SSDs with an U.2 interface. This exclusive technology exploits the maximum PCI Express 3.0 x4 bandwidth of 32Gbit/s for SSD transfer speeds that are up to 3.5X faster than traditional SSDs!
Ultra-fast speed with PCIe slot flexibility
With a low-profile design that promotes the best-ever airflow to adjacent expansion cards, fit the PCI Express x4 add-in card to any slot that suits your PC build and pump M.2 performance up to a blistering 32Gbit/s — for unmatched performance. And upgrade without limitations, as any M.2 card between 30mm (2230) to full-length 110mm (22110) is supported.
Fastest onboard Wi-Fi up to 1300Mb/s
3x3 dual band 2.4/5GHz antennas included. 802.11ac* Wi-Fi up to 1300Mb/s** transfer speed.
Native M.2/NVMe PCIe RAID support for lightning fast storage speeds!
Not satisfied with single storage device read/write speeds? Then join the fast lane and build a RAID 0 array using two PCIe storage drives to enjoy data transfers at lightning speed!
Ultrafast Transfer Speed
Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and up to 36W charging
Thunderbolt™ 3 means faster, bigger, better and more! At a breathtaking 40Gbit/s you'll experience faster transfers, with four times (4X) the data speeds of any other cable and twice (2X) the video bandwidth. And Z170-Premium with Thunderbolt 3 also offers compatibility with billions of USB devices, device docking and charging!
Join the NVMe revolution with built-in U.2 connector
Unlock the full potential of your storage with NVM Express (NVMe), the revolutionary specification that lets your SSDs scream at top speed. Just attach your drive to the built-in U.2 connector with plug-and-play ease to experience data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbit/s — and free up a PCIe slot for another expansion card!
Fast storage speed with SATA Express
Current SSDs devour up to 550MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/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 32Gbit/s
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/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.
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
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, quickly and easily.
EZ Flash 3
Update the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.
Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) logs to gauge reliability, and even determine if they're about to fail.
EZ Tuning Wizard– OC and RAID
Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
- Intuitive Graphical Fan Control:
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
- EZ XMP:
Improve your DRAM performance with a click.
- SATA Information:
View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
- Fast Clock Adjustment:
Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
- GPU POST:
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
- Secure Erase:
Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
- Last Modified Log:
Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
- SATA Port Renaming:
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Game with Confidence
Flawless audio that
makes you part of the game
Crystal Sound 3
Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.
Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference.
Separate layer for left and right tracks
Ensures both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.
Produces the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers.
Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.
Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors
Provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
Be in the game!
Onboard HDMI for 4K/UHD at 60Hz!
Immerse yourself in gaming reality as never before, with 4K/UHD resolutions of up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI with 60Hz smoothness — that's four times (4X) the pixel count of 1080p Full HD, for incredible visual clarity and detail. Don't just play your game: live your game!
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
Z170-Premium features the very latest Intel® Ethernet 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!
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge – by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced Mode for hardcore controls.
Pumped-up throughput. 2.5X higher surge tolerance.
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.
Extend your keyboard to infinity and beyond!
Fancy a free keyboard upgrade? Just plug your existing keyboard into the dedicated USB socket to activate the exclusive microprocessor onboard. Use the easy-to-use utility to assign macros to function keys F1-F10 to launch any application with a single press, power on your PC or flash your BIOS in S5.
- Function keys
Assign to everyday functions, like switching between rear speaker and front headset, or securely remove USB drives.
- Macro keys
Program and store up to 15 sequential keystrokes.
Assign any application or folder to launch.
Brighten up your build
Customize your own favorite LED effect to cast a stunning multi-color rainbow glow across your build, change shades to indicate CPU temperature, or pulsate in time to the beat of your favorite tunes.
Six control schemes
- Static – Always on
- Breathing – Fades in and out
- Strobing – Flashes on and off
- Color cycle – Fades between the colors of the rainbow
- Music effect – Pulses to the beat of your music
- CPU temperature – Changes color with CPU load
Total control anytime, anywhere with Wi-Fi GO!
Wi-Fi GO! gives you complete control of your PC — even when you're away from home. Access your forgotten files at home, and work on your PC from almost anywhere. Plus, it takes just one click to manage all your public clouds or sync files across your PC and devices!
Gather your ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox® , Google Drive™, and OneDrive® accounts in one place and even back up to PC at the same time.
Easily access and control your PC, anytime and anywhere!
Sync files between your PCs and smart devices with just a click!
Remote Keyboard & Mouse
Control media playback from your sofa!
Your digital PC hub for sharing and home theater
Enjoy your PC's multimedia content —anywhere! Pipe music from your PC or cloud storage, including ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive while sipping coffee in a café, or sit back with friends and stream a favorite movie to a smart TV. With ASUS Media Streamer, your entertainment goes wherever you go.
Watch your smart device content on the big screen
With HyStream you'll enjoy the ease and freedom of streaming HD content from your supported* Android or Apple iOS smartphone or tablet straight to your bigger screen!
All-in-one control between your PC and smart device
Work with your PC and smart device at the same time through a single keyboard-and-mouse set. A simple hot key lets you switch between your PC and smart device quickly. It even charges your mobile device at the same time.
Touch the future
NFC EXPRESS 2 & Wireless Charger
Interact with your PC and smart devices wirelessly and efficiently with NFC Express 2 and Wireless Charger! Tap to control your PC or pop down your mobile gadget and charge, as if by magic. Wires are so last century
Industry-leading 5X Protection II employs the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee quality and long-term durability of your motherboard with all-round protection. For you, that means exceptional protection and stability for your build — the result of decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.
Easy PC DIY
You will love DIY!
We understand how you use your PC. From assembly, system setting and monitoring, and to firmware and hardware updates — we're all about making your life easier. That's why we never stop developing new and exciting DIY opportunities to make PC DIY easy, fun and free from hassle!
CPU Installation Kit
Three-step simplicity and safety
One mistake during fitting could damage your processor or socket — but not with the ASUS CPU Installation Kit. Just pop your CPU in the special tool, insert the tool directly into the CPU socket, close the latches positions and you're good to go!
Work faster, start quicker and smoother
Your computer is running slow? PC Cleaner cleans up unused and unwanted files and programs that take up spaces in your storage drives, eliminating the clog It also accelerates PC start-up with a click!
Easy memory removal
Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out – couldn't be simpler!
Effortless PCI Express component removal
The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics card just pop out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat!
Easy, quick, and accurate connections
You no longer need to worry about which front-panel wire goes where. Just pop the wires into Q-Connector's one-piece plug and you're good to go.
Easy and safe on fingers
Unlike other I/O shields, with their sharp edges, the exclusive Q-Shield is soft and pliable to protect your hands from cuts.
Easy PC diagnostics
Q-LED indicates problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device, so you can quickly diagnose and remedy any issues — and wave goodbye to endless frustrations!
Detailed PC status display and diagnostics
Instantly recognizes and displays the POST status for precise troubleshooting. Just check the code in the user guide to solve your problem.
Intel CPU and chipset features
Intel® Z170 Chipset
Intel® Z170 is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
Ready for 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors
This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great graphics performance.