Z170 Gaming K4
Intel ® Z170 Chipset
Product Brief
•ASRock Super Alloy
•Gaming Armor -Memory / VGA Card / Cooling / Internet / Audio
•Supports 6th Generation Intel® CoreTM Processors (Socket 1151)
•Digi Power, 10 Power Phase Design
•Supports Dual Channel DDR4 3200+(OC)
•2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
•AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
•Graphics Output Options: DVI-D, HDMI
•7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity SoundTM 3 & DTS Connect
Supports
•Killer™ E2400 Gigabit LAN
Windows 10
•2 SATA Express, 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
•8 USB 3.0 (5 Type-A + 1 Type-C, 2 Front)
•Supports Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop, F-Stream, Key Master, XSplit
Detail Specification
Platform
- ATX Form Factor
Unique Feature
ASRock Super Alloy
- XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
- Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
- I/O Armor
- Matte Black PCB
- High Density Glass Fabric PCB
ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
ASRock Full Spike Protection
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
Gaming Armor
Memory
- 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
VGA Card
- 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
- PCIe Power Connector
Internet
- KillerTM E2400 LAN
CPU
- Supports 6th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® 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® Z170
Memory
- Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
- 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
- Supports DDR4 3200+(OC)*/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
* Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock's website for more information. (http://www.asrock.com/)
- Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
- 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
- 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2: x16 mode; PCIE4: x4 mode)*
* Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
- 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM
- 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
Graphics
* Intel HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are
GPU integrated.
- Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2
Full HW Encode1, Intel® InTruTM 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® InsiderTM, Intel® HD Graphics
510/530
- Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 12
- Max. shared memory 1792MB
- Dual graphics output: Support DVI-D and HDMI ports by independent display controllers
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 24Hz / (3840x2160) @ 30Hz
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port
(Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
- Supports Accelerated Media Codecs: HEVC, VP8, VP9
- Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
LAN
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
- 1 x DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 1 x USB 2.0 Port (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 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
Storage
- 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10,
Intel Rapid Storage Technology 14 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
- 2 x SATA Express 10 Gb/s Connectors*
* Support to be announced
* If M2_1 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_0 and the SATA function of SATA3_2_3 and SATA3_4_5
will be disabled.
- 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket, supports type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express
module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
** Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
** Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
Connector
- 1 x COM Port Header
- 1 x TPM Header
- 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
- 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 4 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
- 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
- 1 x PCIe Power Connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 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))
BIOS Feature
- 2 x 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support (1 x Main BIOS and 1 x Backup BIOS)
- Supports Secure Backup UEFI Technology
- ACPI 5.0 Compliant wake up events
- SMBIOS 2.7 Support
- CPU, GT_CPU, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCPLL, VCCSA Voltage Multi-adjustment
Support CD
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, XSplit, Killer Network Manager
Software and UEFI
Software
- ASRock F-Stream
- ASRock Disk Health Report
- ASRock USB Key
- ASRock Key Master
- ASRock APP Charger
- ASRock XFast RAM
- ASRock Fast Boot (Fast Boot, Restart to UEFI)
* These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock
Live Update & APP Shop.
Hardware Monitor
- CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
- CPU/Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature)
- CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
- Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, GT_CPU, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCSA
OS
- Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
* 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: http://www.asrock.com
Certifications
- FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
Accessories
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 4 x SATA Data Cables
- 1 x Screw for M.2 Socket
Cooling
- XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
Audio
- Purity SoundTM 3
Expansion Slot
Audio
Rear Panel I/O
®
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec)
- Premium Blu-ray Audio support
- Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
- Supports Purity SoundTM 3
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
- TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
- Pure Power-In
- Direct Drive Technology
- PCB Isolate Shielding
- Supports DTS Connect
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- KillerTM E2400 Series
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
UEFI
- ASRock EZ Mode
- ASRock Full HD UEFI
- ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock Internet Flash
- ASRock Crashless BIOS
- ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
- ASRock UEFI System Browser
- ASRock UEFI Tech Service
- ASRock Easy RAID Installer
- ASRock Easy Driver Installer
The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than the original product specification is not guaranteed.
Z170 Gaming K4
Intel ® Z170 Chipset
XXL
Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
Keeps everything cool for better stability.
Nichicon
12K Platinum Caps
Capacitors with a lifespan of at least 12000 hours.
I/O Armor
Protects the crucial parts near the rear I/O against static
electricity.
Ultra M.2
The PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 interface pushes data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s.
In addition, it also supports SATA3 6Gb/s M.2 modules, and is compatible with
ASRock’s U.2 Kit for installing some of the world’s fastest U.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSDs.
Supports DDR4
3200+(OC)
10 Power Phase
Design
Supports the latest DDR4 memory
modules.
Reinforced system stability for taking on all
sorts of arduous computing tasks.
Fatal1ty Mouse Port
Digi Power
Choose your own preferred mouse polling rate from
125 Hz to 1000 Hz.
For smooth and efficient CPU
Vcore voltage.
Killer LAN
Killer™ E2400 Intelligent
Networking Platform boosts
networking performance for
time-sensitive UDP (User
Datagram Protocol) based
applications, such as online
games and high-quality
media streaming.
Gaming
Key Master
Key Master consists of two major features, Sniper Key and Macro Key. It
enhances your mouse and keyboard with customizable macros, sniper
modes, key repeat rates and repeat delay.
Sniper Key
Other Tasks
USB Type-C
On the Rear I/O
A Type-C USB 3.0 connector for delivering up to 5Gbps data transfer rates.
Use Sniper Key to shift the
mouse speed when you're in
sniper mode, it will greatly
sharpen your accuracy.
Mouse Track
Without Sniper Key
With Sniper Key
Macro Key
Create your own set of keyboard hotkeys and
macros with Macro Key to save the trouble.
Gaming Armor
Built to Kill
Purity SoundTM 3
7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek
ALC1150 audio codec, Pure
Power-In and other technologies
to deliver the crispest sound
effects.
PCIe Power
Slots
Audio
Internet
Cooling
The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than the original product specification is not guaranteed.
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