PRIME Z270-K

    PRIME Z270-K

    Intel LGA-1151 ATX motherboard with LED lighting, DDR4 3866MHz, dual M.2, Intel Optane memory ready, HDMI, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.1

    • 5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-round protection
    • LED illumination: Lighting control both for PCIe slot and audio trace paths
    • Fan Xpert 4 Core: Flexible controls for ultimate cooling and quietness
    • Dual Native M.2 and NVMe PCIe RAID support: Lightning-fast storage speeds
    • Onboard USB 3.1: Latest connectivity for ultrafast 10Gb/s transfers
    • DDR4 memory support: Overclock to 3866MHz
    • Intel® Optane™ memory ready: Exploit the latest high-speed storage technology
    Product Image
    1 VGA Port
    2 DVI-D Port
    3 5Gb/s USB Type-C
    4 HDMI
    5 USB 3.1 Ports
    6 LAN
    7 USB 3.0 Ports
    8 Audio
    9 PCI Express 3.0(GEN3)
    CFX Support
    ASUS SafeSlot Core Support
    10

    Audio Features

    • LED-Illuminated Design
    • Audio Shielding
    • Dedicated audio PCB Layers
    • Premium Japanese Audio Capacitors
    11 DIGI+VRM & EPU
    12 DDR4 3866(O.C.) support
    13 Support 14nm CPU
    Intel® LGA 1151 Socket
    14 4 x Front USB 3.0
    15 32Gb/s M.2 x 4 Support
    Intel® OptaneTM Memory Ready
    16 Intel® Z270 Chipset
    17 32Gb/s M.2 x 4 Support
    Intel® OptaneTM Memory Ready
    18 SATA 6.0Gb/s Ports
    Multi-GPU Support

    Multi-GPU Support

    Work with up to 3 Display

    Works With Up To 3 Displays

    ASUS Prime is the next evolution of the ASUS motherboard, born of a pedigree that stretches back to 1989. Our team of world-class engineers are passionate about empowering everyone to enjoy the benefits of customization and tuning, and the driving force behind the development of Prime is to make advanced enthusiast controls easily accessible — maximizing performance, stability and compatibility for the very best DIY PC experiences. Simply stated: it's time for Prime.

    Reliable Stability and Compatibility
    Built to Last
    ASUS is the world's foremost motherboard manufacturer, renowned for our unique Design Thinking approach. Our exhaustive testing exceeds industry standards, supported by high-quality components for exceptional real-world protection. Our motherboards are proven to be compatible with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation. ASUS gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. By choosing ASUS, you also gain the freedom to select outstanding component options, for trouble-free DIY experiences.

    5X

    Protection III

    Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.

    520+

    DDR4 Compatibility

    Industry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.

    1000+

    Compatible Devices

    Compatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.

    8000+

    Validation Hours

    Extensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety.

    Prime 200 motherboards are engineered with industry-leading 5X Protection III, employing the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee the quality and long-term durability of your motherboard. That means exceptional protection and stability for your build — thanks to decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.

    SafeSlot Core
    Fortified PCIe slot prevents damage
    SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot. Featuring a fortified design that's anchored to the motherboard by a special hook, Safeslot Core provides 1.6x stronger retention and 1.3x greater shearing resistance than standard expansion slots.

    ASUS Prime motherboards have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.

    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 to ensure 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

    Anti-EMI
    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.

    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.

    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 your system and connected devices.

    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 longer than ordinary panels.
    ESD Guards
    Electrostatic discharge protection
    ASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components.
    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 diodes.
    Proven Compatibility
    Tested to be compatible with 1,000+ CPUs, DDR4 memory modules, graphics cards and more
    Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. Our extensive certification program focuses on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, giving you the freedom to build and upgrade without frustration. Compatible today and compatible far into the future – that's the ASUS way.
    Extensive List of Supported Devices
    View supported devices and Qualified Vendor List for compatible memory
    The superior compatibility of Prime 200 series is evidenced by our extensive list of supported devices — which includes thousands of compatible components — and our Qualified Vendor List that identifies memory compatibility. That means more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.
    Great Compatibility
    with ASUS Products
    ASUS offers a suite of proprietary components — graphics cards, sound cards, optical drives — that perfectly complement the Prime 200 series, so you can complete your custom motherboard build with confidence!
    Top-to-bottom Reliability
    ASUS motherboards have superb endurance. We verify this by subjecting every board to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust. It also shows that ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.
    8000+
    VALIDATION HOURS
    Temperature and Humidity Test
    Ensures components withstand extreme conditions.
    Thermal Measurement Test
    Ensures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest loads.
    Insertion Test
    Every port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.
    Aging Test
    Up to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.
    Power Consumption Test
    Checked for world-class energy efficiency.
    Temperature and DC Margin Test
    Ensures that the motherboard is capable of coping with Voltage fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.
    Thermal Shock Test
    Ensures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.
    Non-Operation Shock Test
    Built to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.
    Burn-In Test
    Every component is checked to ensure flawless operation in any environment.
    Installation Test
    Connector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.
    Drop Test
    Drop tests from various heights ensure durability.
    Salt and Spray Test
    Tested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.
    Superb Performance
    DDR4 Overclocking Strength in Numbers
    Third-generation ASUS T-Topology allows memory frequencies that are higher than ever — to 3866MHz and beyond. Refined manufacturing ensures ultra-consistent quality and minimal crosstalk between custom trace paths, so you'll enjoy the thrill of overclocking DDR4 with time-aligned signaling for superior stability and compatibility.
    Native M.2/NVMe PCIe RAID Support for
    Lightning Fast Storage Speed
    Not satisfied with single-storage device read/write speeds? Then join the fast lane and build a RAID 0 array using two PCIe storage drives to enjoy data transfers at lightning speeds

    M.2+M.2

    M.2+PCIe

    PCIe
    +
    U.2 via Hyper Kit*

    *Purchase separately
    Optimized Cooling
    Advanced Fan and Liquid Controls for Ultimate Cooling and Quietness
    ASUS Prime Z270 motherboards feature best-ever cooling capability, controllable from Fan Xpert 4 Core and from the UEFI.
    • Multiple temperature sources

      Each header can monitor and react to dedicated thermal sensors.
    • All-in-one water-cooling set

      Full control of PWM or DC water pumps, perfect for both custom and self-contained cooling setups.
    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan

      Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
    • Smart protection

      A dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from both over-temperature and over-current.
    • Auto-Tuning mode

      Scans fan parameters and all fans with a single click.
    • Extreme Quite mode

      Reduces the CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet operation and power savings during light loads.
    Game in Your Way
    Brighten Up Your Build
    LED-illuminated control for PCIe slot and trace paths
    Built-in LED lighting options illuminate your build in a variety of eye-catching styles.
    Gaming Audio
    Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio
    Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!
    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.

    All-round Energy Saving
    Energy Efficient Design
    EPU

    With the Energy Processing Unit you'll enjoy system-wide power savings — with CPU-wattage reductions of up to 12W*! The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode: A setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers and reducing power to the graphics cards while you're away.

    *Intel LGA1151 i5-7400T, 35W | PRIME Z270-A | DRAM: Samsung 2133MHz 8GB*2 | PSU : Seasonic 400W (SS-400FL, efficiency 90% @ 20% loading) | Fan: VETTE Cooler | HDD : Samsung SSD 840 PRO 256GB| Display Output: HDMI | Windows 10

    Ultrafast Transfer Speeds
    Intel Optane Memory Ready
    Intel® Optane™ Memory* is a revolutionary (non-volatile memory) technology supported by Prime 200-series motherboards. Intel Optane Memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
    *Supports 7th Generation Intel® processors. Requires driver and BIOS update.
    Speed Up with Onboard M.2 Up to 32Gb/s
    With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gb/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.
    10Gb/s USB 3.1 Onboard
    With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Type-A, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s (twice as fast as standard USB 3.0).
    Easy PC DIY
    Q-Shield
    Easy and safe on fingers
    Unlike other I/O shields with sharp edges, the exclusive Q-Shield is soft and pliable — so it's easy to avoid cuts.
    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 the graphics card pops 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 — removing memory is that simple!
    One-Stop Controls
    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, EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
    EZ Flash 3
    Update the BIOS via the internet, without leaving the BIOS interface.
    S.M.A.R.T
    Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and possibly to determine potential failures.
    EZ Tuning Wizard
    Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance; or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.
    My Favorite
    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 DRAM performance with a click.
    • SATA information Easily display SATA port details for device identification.
    • Fast clock adjustment Use mouse controls to quickly change time and date settings.
    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.
    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.
    Intel CPU and Chipset Features
    Intel® Z270 Chipset
    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 32Gb/s 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 ASUS Prime 200 series 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.

    Overview Content

    • Reliable Stability and Compatibility
    • Superb Performance
    • Optimized Cooling
    • Game in Your Way
    • All-round Energy Saving
    • Ultrafast Transfer Speed
    • Easy PC DIY
    • One-Stop Controls