ASRock Z370 Killer SLI/ac Motherboard Review

Specifications and Features

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  • Supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151)
  • Digital PWM, 10 Power Phase
  • Supports DDR4 4266+(OC)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
  • NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way 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)
  • 9 USB 3.1 Gen1 (1 Front Type-C, 2 Front Type-A, 1 Rear Type-C, 5 Rear)
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • Intel® 802.11ac WiFi + BT 4.2
  • ASRock RGB LED

 

  • Unique Feature
    ASRock Super Alloy
    – Premium 45A Power Choke
    – Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
    – Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    – I/O Armor
    – Sapphire Black PCB
    – High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    Intel® 802.11ac WiFi
    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 (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
    ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
  • CPU
    – Supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151)
    – Digi Power design
    – 10 Power Phase design
    – Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
    – Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
    – Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
  • Chipset
    – Intel® Z370
  • Memory
    – Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
    – 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    – Supports DDR4 4266+(OC)* / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933(OC) / 2800(OC) / 2666 / 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) 2.0
    – 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

    *8th Gen Intel® CPU supports DDR4 up to 2666.
    Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock’s website for more information.**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 Vcore, DRAM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA Voltage Multi-adjustment
  • Graphics
    – Supports Intel® UHD 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® UHD Graphics
    – DirectX 12
    – HWA Encode/Decode: VP9 8-bit, VP9 10- bit (Encode only), VP8, HEVC (MPEG-H Part2, h.265), AVC (MPEG4, h.264), MPEG2-Part2 (h.262), JPEG/MJPEG,VC-1
    – 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) @ 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 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with DVI-D and HDMI Ports

    *Intel® UHD 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.

  • Audio
    – 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
    – Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    – Supports Surge 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
    – Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    – Supports PXE
  • Wireless LAN
    – Intel® 802.11ac WiFi Module
    – Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    – Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
    – Supports high speed wireless connections up to 433Mbps
    – Supports Bluetooth 4.2 / 3.0 + High speed class II
  • 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™
    – 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ac module (on the rear I/O)
    – 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
  • Storage
    – 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug*
    – 2 x Ultra M.2 Sockets (M2_1 and M2_2), support M Key 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 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)***
    – 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)
    – 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
    – 1 x Performance Mode / Easy OC Header

    *Supports in total 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.

  • Rear Panel I/O
    – 2 x Antenna Ports
    – 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 3.1 Gen1 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Port (Supports ESD 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 and UEFI
    Software
    – ASRock A-Tuning
    – ASRock RGB LED
    – ASRock XFast LAN
    UEFI
    – ASRock EZ Mode
    – ASRock Full HD UEFI
    – ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
    – ASRock Instant Flash
    – ASRock Internet Flash
    – 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 ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas
    – 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, VPPM, PCH 1.0V, 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

 

 

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