Z170M-PLUS

    Z170M-PLUS

    Flagship micro-ATX Z170 with 5X Protection II for dependable stability, fantastic DDR4 performance, and reversible USB Type-C connectivity

    • 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection
    • DDR4 memory overclocked to 3466MHz
    • Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface
    • USB Type-C for convenient connectivity
    • Epic gaming audio with noise-isolation design
    • Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
    • Fan Xpert 3 advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance
    Product Image
    1 VGA Port
    2 DVI-D Port
    3 HDMI
    4 5Gb/s USB Type C
    5 USB 3.0 Port
    6 LAN
    7 Audio
    8

    PCI Express 3.0(GEN3)
    CFX Support

    9

    Gaming Audio

    • Audio Shielding
    • Dedicated audio PCB layers
    • Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors
    10DIGI+VRM & EPU
    11DDR4 3466(O.C.) support
    12Support 14nm CPU
    Intel® LGA 1151 Socket
    134 x Front USB 3.0
    1432Gbit/s M.2 X4 Support
    15SATA Express port
    16Intel® Z170 Chipset
    17SATA 6Gb/s Ports
    Dependable Stability
    Surge-ProtectedNetworking
    OvervoltageProtection
    StablePower Supply
    OvercurrentProtection
    Stainless-SteelBack I/O
    Advanced Hardware Safeguards

    Industry-leading 5X Protection II employs the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee quality and long-term durability of your motherboard with all-round protection. For you, that means exceptional protection and stability for your build — the result of decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.

    LANGuard
    Pumped-up throughput. 2.5X higher surge tolerance.
    ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.
    * ESD result is undertaken by individual LANGaurd

    EMI cover

    Surface-mounted
    capacitors

    Overvoltage Protection
    World-class circuit-protecting power design
    An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.

    DRAM Overcurrent Protection

    Short-circuit damage prevention
    Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected devices.

    DIGI+ VRM

    Precision control for stable power
    ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.

    Stainless-Steel Back I/O

    3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability
    Corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times (3X) longer than ordinary panels.
    ESD Guards
    Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards are tested to very high standards, capable of up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/-6kV for contact discharge. We employ an active protective circuit design to guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage, providing greater component longevity.
    1
    LAN port
    ESD TVS diode protection on the LAN circuit.
    2
    USB connectors
    TVS diodes for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
    3
    VGA connectors
    Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub functionality.
    4
    Keyboard and mouse connectors
    Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes.
    Superb Performance
    DDR4 Overclocking strength in numbers
    ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology enables DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3466 MHz with all memory slots populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility. 
    Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
    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, quickly and easily.
    EZ Flash 3
    Update the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.
    S.M.A.R.T
    Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) logs to gauge reliability, and even determine if they're about to fail.
    EZ Tuning Wizard– OC and RAID
    Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!
    My Favorites
    Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
    EZ Mode
    • Intuitive Graphical Fan Control: Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
    • EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with a click.
    • SATA Information: View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
    • Fast Clock Adjustment: Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
    Advanced Mode
    • Last Modified Log: Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
    • SATA Port Renaming: Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
    Ultrafast Transfer Speed
    SATA Express
    Current SSDs devour up to 550MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard — and ensures that you and your system won't get left behind.
    M.2
    With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
    Instant front-panel USB 3.0 Experience
    We've put USB 3.0 right where you need it — four super-speed ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, so no more back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports!
    USB Type-C for convenient connectivity

    USB Type-C (USB-C) delivers future device compatibility and high-speed USB connectivity of 5Gbit/s from a slim, reversible port.

    • 1/3 smaller
      — than traditional USB Type-A
    • Reversible ease
      — any-way-up design means USB connections are made first time, every time
    • Future-proof compatibility
      — compatible with the latest devices today and the exciting new trends of tomorrow
    Gaming Audio

    Gear up! Win the battlefield

    1
    Noise Isolation
    Audio shielding ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference.
    2 Separate layers for left and right tracks ensures both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.
    3
    Audio Enjoyment
    Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
    Easy PC DIY
    Safe motherboard mounting
    Component-free areas to minimize damage risk
    Fitting your ASUS motherboard is now safer than ever. The comprehensive component-free ‘safe zones' around every case-mounting hole minimizes the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact — so you'll assemble your PC with total confidence!
    Q-Slot
    Effortless PCI Express component removal
    The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics card just pop out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat!
    Q-DIMM
    Easy memory removal
    Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out – couldn't be simpler!
    Optimized Cooling
    Fan Xpert 3
    Advanced fan controls

    With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise!

    • Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans and detects all fan characteristics for single-click customization.
    • Extreme Quite Mode: Reduces CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet operation and power savings during light loads.
    • RPM Fixed Mode: Lowers noise levels to near-0dB silence, allowing to you fix the fan speed.
    One-Stop Control
    • Push Notice

    • Media Streamer

    • Media Streamer

    • Mobo Connect

    • PC Cleaner

    • Push Notice

    • Media Streamer

    • AI Suite III

    • Mobo Connect

    • PC Cleaner

    • Push Notice
      Monitor your PC status on the go.

      If you've ever wondering how your PC is faring when you're not around, Push Notice will keep you informed – in real time! When your PC's status changes, Push Note instantly sends an alert to your tablet or smartphone. You can also throw the webpage you are browsing or memo to your smart device. Everything is under control, no matter where you are.

    • Media Streamer
      Your digital PC hub for sharing and home theater

      Enjoy your PC's multimedia content —anywhere! Pipe music from your PC or cloud storage, including ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive while sipping coffee in a café, or sit back with friends and stream a favorite movie to a smart TV. With ASUS Media Streamer, your entertainment goes wherever you go.

    • AI Suite 3
      One-stop access to innovative ASUS features

      ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.

    • Mobo Connect
      All-in-one control between your PC and smart device

       Work with your PC and smart device at the same time through a single keyboard-and-mouse set. A simple hot key lets you switch between your PC and smart device quickly. It even charges your mobile device at the same time.

    • PC Cleaner
      Work faster, start quicker and smoother

      Your computer is running slow? PC Cleaner cleans up unused and unwanted files and programs that take up spaces in your storage drives, eliminating the clog It also accelerates PC start-up with a click!

    Intel CPU and chipset features
    Intel® Z170 Chipset
    Intel® Z170 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, Z170 provides a maximum ten 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 Z170 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 (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great graphics performance. 
    • Dependable Stability
    • Superb Performance
    • 10Gb/s USB 3.1
    • Gaming Audio
    • Easy PC DIY