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Z170M-PLUS LGA1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard
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ASUS Z170M-PLUS LGA1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Asus' flagship micro-ATX Z170 motherboard with 5X Protection II for dependable stability, fantastic DDR4 performance and reversible USB Type-C connectivity.

The Intel Z170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation (Skylake) Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilising 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 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.


  1. Socket 1151 Micro ATX motherboard with Intel Z170 chipset
  2. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets (max. 64 GB)
  3. DVI, HDMI and VGA (max any 3 ports simultaneously)
  4. 2 x PCIe x16 (x16 and x4), 2 x PCIe x1 slots
  5. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s, RAID: 0, 1, 5 and 10
  6. 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB Type C, audio and LAN

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.


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.

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.

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.

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 customised 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.

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. One third smaller than traditional USB Type-A. 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.

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.


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.

SpecificationsAsus Z170M-PLUS
MotherboardAsus Z170M-PLUS
GraphicsIntel HD
Graphics portsDVI, HDMI and VGA (up to 3 ports simultaneously)
Max resolution DVI & VGA1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4a)
Maximum shared graphics memory1024 MB
AMD Crossfire compatibleYes
Nvidia SLI compatibleNo
Memory slots4 (max 64 GB)
Supported RAMUp to DDR4 3466 (OC) MHz memory modules
SATA 6Gb/s ports6
M.2 PCIe ports1
SATA Express ports1
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
LAN portIntel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller (10/100/1000 Mbit)
USB 3.1 ports1 rear panel, Type C
USB 3.0 ports6 (4 internal / 2 rear panel)
USB 2.0 ports6 (4 internal / 2 rear panel)
AudioRealtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Serial COM port headerYes
TPM supportNo
Other rear panel ports2x PS/2 keyboard & mouse ports
x16 PCI Express slots2, running at x16 (grey) and x4 (black)
x1 PCI Express slots2
DimensionsMicro ATX Form Factor 24.4cm x 22.7cm
Included accessories2 x SATA data cables, I/O chassis backplate, user manual, drivers DVD, M.2 screw
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode4712900115512

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