Asus Z170-A : Skylake Motherboard Overview & Unboxing

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Published on 30 Sep 2015, 22:59
Today we're looking at the no-nonsense Asus Z170-A -- we're going to take a brief look at the UEFI features, overclocking and the results of our testing.

Intel Z170, socket LGA1151
2 PCIe 3.0 x16 via CPU (x16/x0 or x8/x8)
3 PCIe 3.0 x1 via Z170 DMI
1 PCIe 3.0 x16 via Z170 (x4 or x2) DMI
1 PS/2 keyboard/mouse
1 VGA via CPU
1 DVI-D via CPU
1 HDMI 1.4b via CPU
1 DisplayPort 1.2 via CPU
2 USB 3.1 (1 Type A and 1 Type C) via ASMedia ASM1142
2 USB 3.0 via Z170
4 USB 3.0 via internal header and Z170
2 USB 2.0 via Z170
4 USB 2.0 via internal headers and Z170
1 Legacy PCI via ASMedia ASM1083 PCIe-to-PCI bridge (DMI)
1 Gigabit Ethernet via Intel I219V
3 configurable analog ports (front, center, rear, side, headphone, line in) + 2 Analog Front Panel Ports
1 digital SPDIF output
2 x CPU (combined),
1 W_PUMP, 4 x SYSTEM fans, Plus optional AUX fans through interface board.
All SYSTEM/AUX fans support DC or PWM speed control.

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