So now Asus is back with the new TUF Z270 Mark I: cool design, proper features and the most fan connectors ever seen. This motherboard’s design stays still familiar, dark, shielded and even more rugged, with camouflage elements. TUF Z270 is more optimized for cooling than its predecessor, its feature set is optimized for all the needs possible and its price is quite compatible, so your upgrade needs will be more budget friendly than ever before.
ASUS TUF Z270 Showcase
ASUS TUF Z270 Mark I Motherboard is designed for the 7th generation Intel processors for maximizing speed and connectivity with the Intel’s Optane Memory device. Its front USB 3.0 panel with currently rear USB 3.1 properly fast connections for both type A and C, as well as Intel Gigabit LAN connector gives almost endless possibilities. Still most, as it once again lacks its WIFI which is a real miss for most users.
The standard ATX 30.5 x 24.4 cm is followed by this model with the high-end ranges of Kaby Lake and Skylake desktop processors. Though this model is quite budget-minded, it has enough features to keep its every consumer satisfied and, by the way, it looks great with those shields everywhere and camouflage military elements. The following regulars are included with the motherboard: driving CDs, SATA cables, as well as definitely rear I/O plate and, of course, manuals.
Z270 Features Meet Every User’s Needs
ASUS TUF Z270 Mark I motherboard main features are as follows:
- • CPU support: Kaby Lake/Skylake class Intel Core processors;
- • Chipset: Intel Z270;
- • 2x Gigabit: Ethernet Intel Gbe I219-V / I211;
- • Storage: 2 x M.2 Socket Optane supported connectors, one of which is vertical, and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors;
- • Connectivity: 3x PCI-E 3.0 x16 (single at x16, dual at x8 and triple at x8 — x8 — x4) and 3x PCI-E 3.0 x1;
- • USB 3.0 / 3.1;
- • 8-channel ALC S1220A Realtek chip.
The rich variety of this motherboard’s back panel I/O ports also brings lots of satisfaction:
- • 1 x HDMI,
- • 1 x Display,
- • 1 x BIOS Flashback button,
- • multiple USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 ports, although all the black ones are 2.0,
- • 2 x RJ-45,
- • 1 x optical S/PDIF out connector,
- • 5 x audio jacks: center/subwoofer speaker out, rear speaker out, line in/mic in, line out, and headphone.
With its being tough not only out, but inside as well, this motherboard offers ultimate force and cooling combined with the highest reliability level and, of course, with high-speed data transfer.
And Even More Merits
The ASUS’ motherboard software is perfect, probably the best possible, and its BIOS is typically outstanding, especially now with some more important features added for Z270 platform. It has a 5GHz overclocking profile which is built into its latest firmware.
The things go perfect also with a new smart temperature control, which allows setting specific multipliers and voltage control to drop the CPU down when overheated. Such high level of overall manual control is quite good when you are overclocking the system.
Z270 is a well-built rigid board, designed with a warranty to match all your needs. It has all the performance expected combined with the strongest feature set to boot.