z170

Superior Specs

GamingAudio

Gaming Audio

GamingNetworking

Gaming Networking

PerformanceLevelup

Performance Level up

GamersGuardian

Gamer’s Guardian

FLAWLESS AUDIO THAT
MAKES YOU PART OF THE GAME!

Be the best on the battlefield with Z170I 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!

SupremeFX

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.

  • EMI cover

    Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best quality.

  • 300Ω-headphone amplifier

    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.

  • A. Illuminated red line shielding

    Banish analog interference and enjoy eye-catching, customizable lighting effects.

  • B. EMI cover

    Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves
    the integrity of audio signals for the best quality.

  • C. 300Ω-headphone amplifier

    Drive some of the very best headphones available for exceptional gaming-audio and music-listening experiences.

  • D. 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 Z170I Pro Gaming banishes lag — letting you annihilate your foes as fast as your trigger finger! Our 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 (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.

LANGuard

Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection

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!

LANGuard

Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection

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.

GameFirst III

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

Packed with ASUS-exclusive Pro Clock technology, second-generation ASUS T-Topology, AI Suite 3 and RAMCache to unleash the full potential of your gaming performance.

Go Faster with PRO Clock technology

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 Processor 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
  • * BCLK overclocking range will vary according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options.

DDR4 overclocking strength in numbers

Speed your game loads

Second-generation ASUS T-Topology enables DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3733MHz 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.

One-stop performance-optimization panel

Speed your game loads

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.

GPU Boost

Exclusive ASUS GPU Boost technology lets you accelerate Z170I 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 2+

Via five 4/3 pin (PWM/DC) combo fan connectors and five onboard thermal sensors, Fan Xpert 2+ makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. Z170I 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

LED Control

Customizing the audio 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.

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.

RAMCache

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 Z170I 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

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!

Q-shield

0 pain!

Protect your hands from nicks and cuts.

Q-connector

1 piece

sorts all front-panel cables.

Q-DIMM

1 -sided

clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch — super simple and super secure.

Q-LED

4 LEDs

indicate problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.

ESD Guards

2X-greater ESD protection for extended component lifespan

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) could mean game over for your rig, so Z170I 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

On-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.

A. Audio connectors

Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.

B. LAN port

ESD TVS diode protection and an anti-surge LAN connector protects against extreme events, such as lightning strikes.

C. USB 3/2.0 connectors

On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.

D. VGA connector

Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub functionality.

E. Keyboard and mouse connectors

Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes.

BUILT FOR GAMING

Z170I Pro Gaming is built for play, shaped by professional gamers and tested for gaming perfection — strong enough storm through the industry’s most punishing labs workouts. We engineer and test for the finest quality, longevity, performance, stability and compatibility. Our world-class engineers are themselves avid gamers, and combine their own passion with the skills and demands of some of the planet’s best players to create innovative gaming features everyone will crave. With Z170I Pro Gaming you do more than just play — you’ll experience gaming on the edge of reality.

THE POWER OF INTEL!

Intel Z170I Express Chipset

Intel® Z170I Express 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, Z170I provides a maximum eight 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 Z170I 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 (2-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great graphics performance.