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Product Id: 02.01.006.105
Quick OverviewModel - Asus Z170-P D3
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The ASUS Z170-P D3 ATX Motherboard features a Z170 chipset and an LGA1151 socket to support Intel's 6th-genertation Skylake processors. This socket can handle an Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, or Celeron processor. With an Intel processor with integrated graphics installed, this motherboard delivers smooth and detailed visuals to your monitors through its DVI and HDMI ports. It also provides an M.2 slot that has a data bandwidth of 32 Gb/s.
The Z170-P D3 motherboard comes with four DDR3/DDR3L DIMM slots that can support up to 64MB of RAM. When more graphics power is needed, this ATX motherboard is outfitted with two PCI Express x16 slots for supporting dedicated graphics cards in an AMD CrossFireX configuration. In addition, there are two PCIe 3.0 x1 and two PCI slots. To complete the multimedia experience, this motherboard comes built with Realtek ALC887 that offers immersive sounds through the three audio jacks. It also has a total of four SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports as well as one PS/2 keyboard port, one PS/2 mouse port, and one Realtek 8111GR Gigabit LAN jack.
ASUS has designed this motherboard with 5X Protection II that employs reliable components and an efficient circuit design as well as exacting standards to provide long-term durability and all-round protection.
ASUS LANGuard is a hardware-level network protection that utilizes signal-coupling technology along with anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to help ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput. Additionally, electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components provide greater tolerance to static electricity and greater protection against surges.
This motherboard comes with an exclusive circuit design along with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected voltages from unstable power supplies.
Onboard resettable fuses prevent over-current and short-circuit damage. This protection extends beyond the I/O ports to the DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
ASUS DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, thereby reducing energy waste and improving system stability.
The corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels have been bonded with chromium oxide to ensure a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.
ASUS employs an active protective circuit design that guards your system against electrostatic interference and damage. ASUS offers ESD Guards that are rated for up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/-6kV for contact discharge. These ESD Guards help protect the USB, VGA, keyboard, and mouse connectors as well as the LAN port.
The BIOS offers a mouse-controlled graphical interface along with EZ and Advanced Modes so you can find your way quickly and easily.
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32 Gb/s data-transfer speeds. It is suitable for use as an operating system or application drive connection, making your whole PC work that much faster.
This motherboard features USB 3.0 headers that support up to four USB 3.0 ports on the front panel of your chassis. USB 3.0 is plug-and-play compatible and transfers data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
ASUS has provided audio shielding on this motherboard to help ensure analog/digital separation and reduce multi-lateral interference. The left and right audio tracks are separated so both channels can deliver consistent and equal quality. Furthermore, Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with clarity and fidelity. Additionally, the audio path is illuminated with an LED.
The areas around the case-mounting holes are free of components to help minimize the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact.
The PCI slots feature large-winged clips so you can easily remove your PCI express cards.
With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 2+ makes sure every fan achieves a better balance of cooling performance and low noise.
The Intel Z170 Express features a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy Intel's integrated graphics performance. This motherboard has four USB 3.0 ports and two internal USB 3.0 connectors, which support four additional USB 3.0 ports. It features four SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, four two-channel DDR3L DIMM slots, and four PCI Express 3.0 slots as well as a 32 Gb/s M.2 interface for faster data retrieval.
Brand - Asus, Model - Asus Z170-P D3, CPU Sockets - LGA1151, Chipset - Intel Z170, Supported CPU - Intel 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, Wi-Fi - 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.