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Quick OverviewModel - Asus Z170-P D3
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Model - Asus Z170-P D3, CPU Sockets - LGA1151, Chipset - Intel Z170, Supported CPU - Intel 6th/7th Generation Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors, Generation - 6th/7th, Memory Type - DDR3, Memory MHz - 3100(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666(O.C.)/ 2400(O.C.)/ 2200(O.C.)/ 2133(O.C.)/ 2000(O.C.)/ 1866(O.C.)/ 1600/ 1333MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Intel HD, Multi-GPU Support - AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 2 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray), (max at x4 mode, black), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)), LAN Chipset - Realtek 8111GR, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 8 x USB3.0/2.0, 6 x USB2.0/1.1, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mb flash, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0 ACPI 5.0, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - No, COM Port - Yes, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10, Special Features - LANGuard - 2.5X higher surge tolerance, Overvoltage Protection - World-class circuit-protecting power design, DIGI+ VRM - 7 Phase digital power design, DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Prevents damage from short circuits, Stainless-Steel Back I/O - 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability, EPU, GPU Boost, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, Anti-Surge, Low EMI Solution, USB 3.0 Boost, Disk Unlocker, Mobo Connect, PC Cleaner, Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution & MOS Heatsink, Fan Xpert 2+, CrashFree BIOS 3, EZ Flash 3, UEFI BIOS EZ Mode, Push Notice, Q-Slot, Others - 1 x M.2, Warranty - 3 year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.