Asus Prime Z270-A


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The Asus Prime Z270-A is an ATX motherboard for Intel's Kaby Lake processor platform. It offers a solid mix of features and lower cost, making it a great value, while still providing Asus' respected quality.

In terms of connectivity, this board is very well rounded. It has a wide range of video outputs, with DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort all present. For memory it has four DDR4 slots, allowing up to 64GB of RAM. Drive connectivity includes SATA III, SATA Express, and two M.2 slots. It also has both analog and digital audio outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, a mix of USB 3.0 and 3.1 ports, and even a legacy PS/2 port. In terms of expansion card support, there are seven total PCI-Express slots in varying sizes. SLI and Crossfire are supported as well, though when two video cards are installed the PCI-E slots they are in run at x8 speed rather than x16.
William George (Marketing Project Manager)
William George (Marketing Project Manager) Says:
This is a great, affordable motherboard for the Z270 platform - with all three digital video output standards. Since you can use all three of those outputs at a time, this is also a great platform for running two or three monitors without needing a dedicated video card! It also still has a legacy PS2 port for older keyboards or mice, and support for the latest connectivity like M.2 drives and USB 3.1 devices.
Jeff Stubbers (Tier 3 Consulting Lead)
Jeff Stubbers (Tier 3 Consulting Lead) Says:
This motherboard can support up to (3) monitors with its single-link DVI, which supports up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz resolution max, HDMI 1.4b, which can carry a 3D 1080p video signal at 120 Hz, and support up to 4096x2160 resolution at 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, and DisplayPort 1.2, which can support 4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz / 3840x2160 resolution at 60 Hz.

This motherboard comes with (1) USB 3.1 Type A (rectangle USB shape), and (1) USB 3.1 Type C (new smaller unidirectional) connection available in the back of your system. USB 3.1 Type C is how they should have made USB ports in the first place. They will work regardless of the direction you plug them into the port, unlike how Type A needs to be put in a certain direction to fit and operate properly. This board also comes with (4) USB 3.0 ports, (1) PS/2 hybrid port, (1) Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 port, 8.1 channel 1/8th plug ports, with (1) Optical S/PDIF output, and includes mounting spots for (2) M.2 drives.

Model: Asus Prime Z270-A


Socket 1151
CPU Compatibility Intel Socket 1151 for 7th Generation Processors
Form Factor MicroATX
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Z270
Front Side Bus DMI 3.0
Network Connectivity Gigabit Networking
Network Controller  Intel
Audio Controller Realtek ALC892 7.1 Channel HD Audio
Cooling System Heatsink
Color Black
Memory Support
Type DDR4
Maximum Speed 2400 MHz
Number of Slots 4
Maximum Size per Slot 16 GB
Maximum Amount Supported 64 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type CPU Integrated Graphics
Maximum Shared Memory 512 MB
Maximum DVI Resolution  1920x1200
Maximum HDMI Resolution  4096x2160
HDMI Version 1.4b
DisplayPort 1
External Connections
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1) 1
USB 3.2 Type C 1
PS/2 Keyboard No
PS/2 Mouse No
Audio Out Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In Line-In/Microphone
LAN (RJ45) 1
Internal Connections
USB 2.0 3 (providing 6 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 1
SATA III 6.0Gbps 6
M.2 Connector 2
M.2 Support Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 devices
TPM (module sold separately) 1
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1 6 port - Intel Z270
Expansion Slots
Slot 1 PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 2 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 3 PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 4 PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 5 PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 6 PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 7 PCI Express 3.0 x4 in a x16 size
Additional Information
SLI Compatible Yes
Crossfire Compatible Yes
RAID Support 0,1,5,10
Bluetooth No
Dual GPU Slot Spacing 3-Slot
BIOS Features
EZ Flash Yes
OC Profiles Yes
Height 305 mm (12.0 in)
Width 244 mm (9.6 in)

-PCIe 3.0 x16 slots run at single x16/- or x8/x8 mode
-Second M.2 slot shares bandwidth with SATA 6G_56 ports. Using this slot disables these ports.