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ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier
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ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier


8/10
Overall rating 8/10
Best Value

The ASRock Z270 is the company's flagship Intel 200-series motherboard, and it comes with features traditionally found on more expensive boards, like a PEX 8747 lane switcher.

Performance:
8
Features:
8.5
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Supports up to 4-way SLI/CrossFire
Dual 1Gbps LAN + 5Gbps LAN
Decent bang for your buck
Plenty of storage and connectivity options
THE BAD
Performance lags slightly behind competitors
Onboard Wi-Fi is only a 1x1 array

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • 7th and 6th generation Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors
  • Intel Z270 Express Chipset
Memory Up to 64GB DDR4 3,733MHz
Storage
  • 10x SATA 6Gbps ports (6 by Intel Z270 chipset, 4 by ASMedia ASM1061)
  • 2x SATA Express 10Gbps ports
  • 3x M.2 sockets
Audio
  • Purity Sound 4
  • Realtek ALC1220 audio codec
  • TI® NE5532 headset amplifier for front panel audio connector
Video
  • Supports NVIDIA 4-Way SLI Technology
  • Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
Networking
  • 1x Aquantia ACQ108 5G LAN
  • 1x Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
  • 1x Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN
  • Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Rear I/O
  • 2x Antenna Ports
  • 1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1x HDMI Port
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 2x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 (Compatible with USB 3.1 and USB-C Display)*
  • 1x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 2x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 4x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 3x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • 1x Clear CMOS Switch
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
Internal Connectors
  • 1x COM Port Header
  • 1x TPM Header
  • 1x Power LED and Speaker Header
  • 1x AURA RGB LED Header
  • 1x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
  • 1x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin)***
  • 3x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin)****
  • 1x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
  • 1x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
  • 1x 6 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
  • 1x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)
  • 1x Right Angle Front Panel Audio Connector
  • 2x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Intel® Z270) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 2x USB 3.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (ASMedia ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 1x Vertical Type A USB 3.0 (Intel® Z270)
  • 1x Dr. Debug with LED
  • 1x Power Switch with LED
  • 1x Reset Switch with LED
  • 1x XMP Switch
Expansion Slots
  • 4x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x1
Other Features
  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
  • - Premium 60A Power Choke
  • - Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
  • - Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
  • - Combo Caps (Nichicon 12K Black Caps)
  • - Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
  • - I/O Armor
  • - Matte Black PCB
  • - High Density Glass Fabric PCB
  • ASRock Steel Slots
  • ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • ASRock Ultra USB Power
  • ASRock Full Spike Protection
  • ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
Form Factor ATX

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