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ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I Gaming Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I Gaming Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
For those wanting to build a small gaming rig, ASUS' ROG STRIX Z270I Gaming Mini-ITX motherboard packs in loads of features and performance.
By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 22, 2017 1:22 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASUS

Introduction

 

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Although AMD's Ryzen launch a few weeks ago temporarily took the focus off Intel's latest offerings, Intel's gaming performance still puts it at the top for most gamers. Regarding performance and features, Intel's Z270 chipset is the most advanced on the market, even beating Intel's X99 chipset regarding connectivity.

 

There is a lot of interest in Mini-ITX offerings. Since they are very small, users can build tiny systems packed with power. ASUS has always been very active in the Mini-ITX market, with multiple generations of ROG Mini-ITX motherboards at the top of their Mini-ITX offering. The STRIX Z270I Gaming is a ROG product.

 

 

While the traditional ROG Mini-ITX motherboard utilizes the Impact name, ROG STRIX products are targeted more towards gamers and enthusiasts rather than overclockers. That does not mean that the STRIX Z270I Gaming does not overclock, ASUS used high-quality components in the VRM to facilitate overclocking, and the UEFI is loaded with overclocking features.

 

Without further delay, let's take a gander at the ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I Gaming.

 

 

Specifications

 

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The STRIX Z270I Gaming offerings both Intel LAN and ASUS Wireless AC for network connectivity, a 32Gb/s M.2 slot, high-end audio, and a USB 3.1 type-C front panel header.

 

 

Pricing

 

The STRIX Z270I Gaming costs around $180.

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