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ASRock Z170 OC Formula
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Launch SRP S$540

ASRock Z170 OC Formula


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10

The ASRock Z170 OC Formula is ASRock's top board. It is targeted squarely at overclockers with an 18-phase power design and dedicated overclocking controls.

Performance:
8.5
Features:
8
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Quite affordable compared to competitors
Good overclocker with many dedicated overclocking controls
Huge selection of storage connectivity options
THE BAD
No onboard Wi-Fi
Can't use all the storage options; careful selection required

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports 6th generation Intel Core processors in the LGA1151 package
  • Intel Z170 Express Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel Memory Technology
  • 4 x DDR4 DIMM support
  • DDR4 4500+(OC)/4400(OC)/4300(OC) /4266(OC) /4200(OC)/4133(OC)/4000(OC) /3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/3733(OC)/3666(OC)/3600(OC) /3466(OC)/3400(OC) /3333(OC)/3300(OC) /3200(OC)/3000(OC)/ 2933(OC)/2800(OC) /2600(OC)/2400(OC)/2133MHz
  • Supports non-ECC memory modules
  • Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
  • Maximum system memory capacity of 64GB
Storage
  • Intel Z170 Express Chipset:
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology
  • 3 x M.2 Socket3 with M Key, type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIe mode)
  • 3 x SATA Express port
  • ASMedia ASM1061:
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Audio
  • 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 Sound™ 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
Video
  • Intel HD graphics engine
  • 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 port, supporting a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
Networking
  • Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
Internal Connectors
  • 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 (Hi-Density Power Connector)
  • 1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 2 AIC Connector (5-pin)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Connector (10-pin)**
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 1 x Vertical Type A USB 3.0
  • 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
  • 1 x Power Switch with LED
  • 1 x Reset Switch with LED
  • V-Probe™: 1 x 7-set of onboard voltage measurement points laid
  • Rapid OC Buttons: +/- buttons to adjust OC frequency
  • 1 x Menu Button
  • 1 x PCIe ON/OFF Switch
  • 1 x Post Status Checker (PSC)
  • 1 x Slow Mode Switch
  • 1 x LN2 Mode Switch
  • 1 x BIOS Selection Switch
  • 1 x XMP Switch
  • 1 x Direct Key Button
Expansion Slots
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0x16 (x16 or dual x8)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x vertical half-size mini-PCIe slot
  • Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
  • Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Other Features
  • ASRock Formula Drive
  • ASRock Disk Health Report
  • ASRock Fine-Tuning V-Controller
  • ASRock Timing Configurator
  • ASRock USB Key
  • ASRock APP Charger
  • ASRock XFast LAN
  • ASRock XFast RAM
  • ASRock Fast Boot (Fast Boot, Restart to UEFI)
  • ASRock EZ Mode
  • ASRock Full HD UEFI
  • ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
  • ASRock NickShih's OC Profile
  • 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
Form Factor
  • ATX Form Factor
  • 30.5 x 24.4cm

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