ASRock Z270 Killer SLI Motherboard Review

Features

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151)
  • Supports DDR4 3733+(OC)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD Quad CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DVI-D
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
  • 6 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 8 USB 3.0 (5 Rear, 1 Type-C, 2 Front)
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • ASRock AURA RGB LED

 

The Intel® Z270 chipset and 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors will give you the ultimate edge against your opponents. Whether it is responsiveness, expandability or performance, the Intel® Z270 chipset and 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors will arm you with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology1 to get you the win. Fuel your battle with the Intel® Z270 chipset and gain the power and performance to reach new records.

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Specifications

 Unique Feature
  • ASRock Super Alloy
    – Premium 40A Power Choke
    – Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    – I/O Armor
    – Sapphire Black PCB
    – High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    ASRock Intel® 4-Layer Memory POOL (Planes on Outer Layers) Technology
    ASRock Steel Slots
    ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
    ASRock Full Spike Protection
    ASRock Live Update & APP Shop

 

CPU Full List Here

  • Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151)
  • Digi Power design
  • 8 Power Phase design
  • Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
  • Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
  • Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking

 

Chipset

  • Intel® Z270

 

Memory Full List Here

  • Memory
  • Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
  • 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
  • Supports DDR4 3733+(OC)*/3600(OC)/3200(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400**/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
  • Supports ECC UDIMM memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB***
  • Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.
  • 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

    *Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock’s website for more information.

    **7th Gen Intel® CPU supports DDR4 up to 2400; 6th Gen Intel® CPU supports DDR4 up to 2133.

    ***Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation

 

BIOS

  • 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
  • ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake up events
  • SMBIOS 2.7 Support
  • CPU, GT_CPU, DRAM, VPP, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA, VCCPLL Voltage Multi-adjustment

 

Graphics

  • Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® Insider™, Intel® HD Graphics
  • Gen9 LP, DX11.3, DX12
  • HWAEncode/Decode: VP8, HEVC 8b, VP9, HEVC 10b (For 7th Gen Intel® CPU)
  • HWA Encode/Decode: VP8, HEVC 8b; GPU/SWEncode/Decode: VP9, HEVC 10b (For 6th Gen Intel® CPU)
  • Max. shared memory 1024MB**
  • Dual graphics output: Support DVI-D and HDMI ports by independent display controllers
  • Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 24Hz / (3840×2160) @ 30Hz
  • Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
  • Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
  • Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
  • Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D and HDMI Ports

*Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.

**The size of maximum shared memory may vary from different operating systems.

***Due to chipset limitation, the Blu-ray playback of Intel® HD Graphics is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.

****Intel® InTru™ 3D is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.

 

 Audio
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
  • Premium Blu-ray Audio support
  • Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
  • Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps

 

LAN

  • Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Giga PHY Intel® I219V
  • Supports Wake-On-LAN
  • Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
  • Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
  • Supports PXE
 
 
Slots
  • 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2); dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4))*
  • 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ and SLI™
  • 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
*Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
 
 
Storage Full List Here
  • 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel®Rapid Storage Technology 15 and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug*
  • 2 x Ultra M.2 Sockets, support type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
*If M2_1 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA_5 will be disabled. – If M2_2 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA_0 will be disabled.
**Supports Intel® Optane™ Technology – Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks – Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
 
 
Connector
  • 1 x COM Port Header
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
  • 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
  • 1 x AURA RGB LED Header*
  • 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)**
  • 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
  • 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)***
  • 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
  • 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (10-pin)****
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 5 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))

*Supports up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip.

**The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.

***The Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.
CHA_FAN2 can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.

****Only one Thunderbolt™ AIC Card is supported.

 

Rear Panel I/O

  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1 x DVI-D Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 5 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C Port (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
 
 
Software
  • ASRock A-Tuning
  • ASRock AURA RGB LED
  • ASRock APP Charger
  • ASRock XFast LAN*
 
UEFI
  • ASRock EZ Mode
  • ASRock Full HD UEFI
  • ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
  • ASRock Instant Flash
  • ASRock Internet Flash
  • ASRock Crashless BIOS
  • ASRock UEFI System Browser
  • ASRock UEFI Tech Service
  • ASRock Easy RAID Installer
*These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
 Support CD – Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
 
Accessories
  • Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA Data Cables
  • 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
  • 2 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
 
Hardware Monitor
  • Temperature Sensing: CPU, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
  • Fan Tachometer: CPU, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
  • Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
  • Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
  • CASE OPEN detection
  • Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, VPP, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCSA, VCCST
 
Form Factor
  • ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.8-in, 30.5 cm x 22.4 cm
 
OS
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit (For 7th Gen Intel® CPU)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit (For 6th Gen Intel® CPU)*
*To install Windows® 7 OS, a modified installation disk with xHCI drivers packed into the ISO file is required. Please check our User Manual for more detailed instructions. For the updated Windows® 10 driver, please visit ASRock’s website for details.
 
Certifications
  • FCC, CE, WHQL
  • ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

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