Intel LGA-1151 mini-ITX Z270 gaming motherboard with double-decker heatsink, Aura Sync RGB LED, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, DDR4 4266 MHz, Dual M.2, SATA 6Gb/s, and a front-panel USB 3.1 Type-C connector The successor to Pro Gaming motherboards LGA1151 socket for 7th Gen and 6th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors Double-decker PCH and M.2 heatsinks design for optimal heat dissipation and gaming performance Aura Sync RGB LEDs and Aura 4-pin RGB header for ultimate customizability ROG SupremeFX audio: Renowned audio performance with dual headphone amplifiers, leveled-up Sonic Studio III, and Sonic Radar III Best gaming networking: Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, 2x2 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi, and LANGuard and GameFirst technologies 5-Way Optimization: One-click system-wide overclocking Next-gen connectivity: Onboard dual M.2 slots for up to 32Gbps of PCIe bandwidth a front-panel USB 3.1 Type-C connector Patent-pending ASUS SafeSlot for enhanced PCIe retention and shearing resistance Shop Modal header SUPERIOR SPECS GAMING INNOVATION GAMING LIGHTING GAMING AUDIO GAMING PERFORMANCE GAMING NETWORKING GAMING CONNECTIVITY GAMING GUARDIAN ROG GIVES YOU MORE 3D PRINTING FRIENDLY THE POWER OF INTEL Gaming customization Gaming audio Gaming performance Gaming networking Unrivaled Connectivity Gamer's Guardian ROG Strix gives you more Watch the video ROG Strix Z270 motherboards continue the proud legacy of the Pro Gaming series with acclaimed ROG innovations. ROG Strix Z270I Gaming motherboards combine a compact, mini-ITX form-factor with bold aesthetics, premier performance, and incredible audio to deliver gaming experiences with punch and unrivaled style. Support for the latest Intel processors and technologies, plus exclusive ROG innovations — such as the revolutionary double-decker heat sink — take performance to the next level to give you the edge against opponents. ROG Strix Z270I charges every movement of every game with thrilling energy and equips you with epic speed and agility. Join the Republic with ROG Strix Z270I Gaming and dominate your game! Aura Sync RGB LED technology, angular heat sink, and patterned matte -black PCB design Double-Decker PCH+M.2 heatsinks for stable performance and optimal heat dissipation 1 x USB 3.1 front panel connector 2 x USB 3.0 ports (1 x Type-A + 1 x Type-C) 4 x USB 2.0 ports Intel® I219-V LANGuard GameFirst 2X2 Dual Band Wi-Fi Bluetooth v4.1 SupremeFX · Impedance sense · High quality output and input · SupremeFX shielding · Dual headphone amplifiers 1xPCIe 3.0x16 Safeslot Aura Sync Intel® Socket 1151 1 x Aura RGB header DDR4 4266MHz (O.C.) 2 x DIMM, dual-channel Support XMP M.2 Socket 3 Type M (2242-2280) SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 modes M.2 Socket 3 Type M (2242-2280) PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode Gaming innovation Double-decker heatsink ROG Strix Z270I Gaming has an innovative double-decker heatsink design that allows the M.2 SSD to be stacked atop of the PCH heat sink, which is then topped off with an additional metal heatsink for the M.2 drive. The two heatsinks are thermally isolated to prevent the PCH and M.2 from affecting each other. The double decker design not only cleverly maximizes the board space on miniITX board, but also dramatically improves heat dissipation, cooling the M.2 SSD by up to 20°C for better stability and enhanced gaming performance while featuring a stylish angular design to enhance the look of ROG Strix Z270I Gaming builds. A. M.2 heatsink B. PCIe M.2 SSD C. PCH heatsink D. PCH chip Outshine the competition ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology makes ROG Strix Z270I Gaming the control hub for your illumination ambitions — so it's easy to synchronize incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices. *Visit the ASUS Aura microsite to learn more about Aura Sync. Lighting Aura lighting control Create your own custom LED lighting effects with the intuitive Aura software. Cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build with the powerful RGB LEDs built in to ROG Strix Z270I Gaming, or attach separate RGB strips using the two onboard 4-pin header. You can even use both at the same time and enjoy perfect lighting synchronization. Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting themes. *The Aura RGB-strip header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips with a maximum power rating of 2A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m. * One extension cable is included. RGB LED strips are sold separately. Lighting Aura lighting control Create your own custom LED lighting effects with the intuitive Aura software. Cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build with the powerful RGB LEDs built in to ROG Strix Z270I Gaming, or attach separate RGB strips using the two onboard 4-pin header. You can even use both at the same time and enjoy perfect lighting synchronization. Fire up Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine different lighting themes. Static Always on Breathing Fades in and out Strobing Flashes on and off Color cycle Fades between the colors of the rain-bow Music effect Pulses to the beat of your music CPU Temperature Changes color with CPU load Rainbow A rolling multi-color glow Comet A stream of light with a tail Flash & dash Single/multi-color stepped flashes Wave An undulating display in single or multi-color Glowing Yo Yo A rebounding elastic beam Starry Night A display that mimics the nighttime sky AUDIO SupremeFX Shielded audio, superior sound ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for best-ever recording quality — and 120dB on line-out for crystal-clear sound! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220A codec, plus Texas Instruments® RC4580 and OPA1688 op-amps for high gain with low distortion. It all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before! A. Audio cover Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best quality. B. Dual Op Amplifiers With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600Ω-headphone impedance for great flexibility. C. Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitors Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity. D. Audio line shielding Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio. Sonic Studio III ROG Strix's Sonic Studio III audio-effects station has an intelligent routing feature made for streaming. The new routing feature ports streams to different outputs giving you full control over who hears what. With Sonic Studio III, you now can share your exciting in-game moments without worrying about frivolous DCMA takedown requests. In addition to that, Sonic Studio III also comes with app-level preferences for instant audio profiles, and improved noise filtering for conversations with total clarity! Easily assign different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser audio to headphones and game audio to speakers. musicplayers games voipapp videoplayers musicplayers games voipapp videoplayers Easily assign different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser audio to headphones and game audio to speakers. App-specific profiles Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen. Noise filter Automatically detects and eliminates unwanted background noises, ensuring that your communications are loud and clear. Scan and detect to dominate Sonic Radar III We've given Sonic Radar III an overhaul, evolving the audio engine to process sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you — and we've even added an onscreen arrow to help you pinpoint the enemy's position instantly! See the origin of key in-game sounds and hone your enemy-pinpointing skills. Plus the new audio boost feature provides filters that let you hear even the faintest sounds, so you can become the hunter, not the hunted! Improved Audio Algorithm The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm is now even more accurate to allow enemies to be pinpointed with even more accuracy. 3D Engine Sonic Radar III is built around it's all new HUD with an in-game 3 dimensional arrow for a more intuitive experience. Audio Boost The new audio boost feature now allows the boosted audio to be heard directly. Audio Radar Sonic Radar III is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos. performance ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGY Improved overclocking for faster gaming performance A dedicated base-clock generator designed for 7th Generation Intel® processors allows overclocked base base-clock frequencies up to or beyond 425MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV processing unit to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights. BCLK Range (MHz) CPU Frequency Testing configuration:Intel® LGA 1151 i7-7700K | PRIME Z270-A | Corsair DDR4 3200 4G*4 | Corsair H110i | Windows 10 *BCLK overclocking range will vary according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options. Ranges up to 650MHz are possible under some conditions. Advantages of ASUS Pro Clock: Reduced boot time Lower jitter under extreme conditions for higher overclocks Increased stability under heavy overclocking Third-generationASUS T-Topology DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS With support for DDR4 memory, ROG Strix Z270I Gaming lets you drive memory frequencies to 4266+MHz and beyond when overclocked! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus OC Socket provides superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, T-Topology delivers balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility. 5-Way Optimization GET PERFORMANCE, EFFICIENCY, DIGITAL POWER, FAN CONTROL AND EVEN NETWORKINGAND AUDIO TUNING TAILORED FOR YOU — AND THE WAY YOU PLAY! You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your ROG Strix Z270I Gaming build — because 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts! Our exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use, so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else! Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth, and vivid sound. Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming. Stutter is eliminated, ensuring smooth-running apps -- even under heavy loading. Energy efficiency is improved, so you'll save money. CPU performnceboost All-roundenergy efficiency Advancedfan controls Precise DigitalPower Control Game fasterrank higher Instant CPU performance boost Crank up your PC instantly with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and for exploiting the potential out of your graphics card* All-round energy efficiency With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings — for gaming kicks that won't cost the earth! EPU automatically detects and adjusts power consumption according to your rig's needs, so you save money without compromising on thrills. EPU will also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away mode, creating an extreme energy-saving scenario that shuts down unused extra I/O controllers and reduces the power level of the graphics card. That means full power for your gameplay — and then total energy efficiency when you step away! Cooler by design Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of high cooling performance and low noise -- so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket! next page Fan Xpert 4 With high-end graphics cards being a significant source of heat in any build, the GPU has a bigger impact on case temperatures than any other component. With Fan Xpert 4 you're now able to set the GPU temperature as a fan-tuning source, enabling a dynamic cooling response to system power output! prev page Precise digital power control To go faster than fast you need ultra-accurate power control — so Maximus IX Z270 series motherboards are kitted out with ASUS Digi+ Power Control for maxed-out overclocking potential, enhanced system stability and superb power efficiency. Digi+ Power Control is the industry's leading digital power controller and it's fully compliant with Intel's IMVP8 specifications, for smoother, safer power. Game faster, rank higher ASUS Turbo App is the intuitive tuning panel to boost everything to secure your victory in your favorite titles! Overclock your CPU, prioritize game data across your network and optimize the audio settings for fantastically clear audio and in-game-chat. History is written by the victors, so don't go to war without Turbo App. RAMCACHE II 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 II turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times -- and of course it's compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options! Automatically caches all your storage devices at the same time for optimal use of your system‘s caching resources. 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 or from within the system BIOS. networking Intel Gigabit Ethernet More throughput and less CPU usage for great gaming experiences ROG Strix Z270I Gaming features the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead while offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for gaming. LOWER CPU WORKLOAD HIGH TCP & UDP THROUGHPUT LANGuard Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your Strix Z270I Gaming's connection and deliver pumped-up 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! 1.9X HIGHER STACTIC-ELECTRICITY TOLERANCE 2.5X-GREATER SURGE TOLERANCE ESD guards Surge-protected components GAMEFIRST IV TEAM UP TO BANISH LAG GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — and now we've added Multi-Gate Teaming to team all your networks for maximum bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay. You'll also enjoy all-new Intelligent mode, which automatically compiles a database by parsing new app data to ensure that every game is optimized for the best performance.watch video 2x2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO Onboard Wi-Fi with transfer speeds up to 867 Mbps ROG Strix Z270I Gaming has next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas for up to 867Mbps* transfer speeds — and the very latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology to ensure that every connected user** experiences the best wireless and online speeds! * Actual speed varies, and Wi-Fi hotspot feature operates at 802.11a/b/g/n. Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. ** Requires MU-MIMO-ready client. connectivity USB 3.1 front-panel connector Super-speed CONNECTIVITY — RIGHT WHERE YOU NEED IT USB-C is the latest USB connector technology — and ROG Strix Z270I Gaming lets you put it right where you need it! With a ASM 2142 USB 3.1 controller running at PCIe 3.0 x2 and featuring an onboard USB 3.1 front-panel connector, you can now achieve the highest data transferring speeds possible - easily. Dual PCIe Gen3 M.2 Let your SSD scream at speeds of up to 32Gbps Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 slots (type 2280) provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe Gen3 storage devices via two M.2 slots and a to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 7th Generation Intel Core platform. gamer'sguardian SafeSlot ASUS SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented. Featuring a new single-step, insert-molding manufacturing process that integrates fortifying metal and additional solder points, SafeSlot provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance. Q-LEDs Onboard LEDs to Indicate the power status, and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis. CPU Installation tool Three-step simplicity and safety—just pop your CPU in the special tool; insert the tool directly into the CPU socket; close the latch; then you're good to go! more 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 Over-current Protection All connection ports and DRAM are protected against overcurrent and short-circuit damage by onboard resettable fuses, extending your motherboard's life. Q-shield 0 pain! 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-DIMM 1 slided ROG StrixGives you more Overwolf Stay in the game Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay – all while you're in the game. Color-matched ROG skins that display your status as a member of an elite pack are also available for download from the Overwolf App Store. watch video In-game dock- 5 customizable apps In-game calling- 0 missed calls during gaming Multi-IM support- 5+ clients in a single interface 5 customizable apps 0 missed calls during gaming 5+ clients in a single interface ROG Clone Drive Image your drives, the smart way All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds. 3D-printable accessories As system parts are visible in custom PC builds, make yours stand out from the competition with 3D-printed accessories. 2-Way SLI HB bridge cover Clip the cover onto the PCB SLI HB bridge to add style to your build. Multiple form factors — eATX, ATX and mATX — are available. Fan grill Add a little extra style to your build. Cable Combs Keep cables organized with the multi-connector design. 3D design files are available for 24-pin, 8-pin, 8 + 6-pin, 6-pin and 4-pin PSU connectors. ROG FONTS Use ROG font files to print letters -- then fully customize your build by adding your name or any other word or phrase! ROG KEYCHAIN Print a 3D keychain and show your ROG passion to the world! Guide to Start Printing download Select the 3D source files you want to download. Personalize Adjust size or shape, add text or change other attributes. Watch tutorial Print Use your own printer, or visit a local vendor or ASUS store with Shapeways. Setup Easily assemble and fit your 3D-printed parts using M.2 nuts or existing case mounts. Watch tutorial Beyond VR ready ROG Strix Z270I Gaming isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix Z270I Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence. The power of Intel Intel® Z270 chipset The Intel® Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th Generation and 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, the Z270 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z270 also supports integrated graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance. Ready for 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors The ROG Strix Z270I Gaming motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.