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ASRock Fatal1ty and Extreme4 Z270 motherboards detailed

ASRock's new Kaby Lake-supported Z270 motherboards get detailed ahead of CES 2017.

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Derek Strickland
Published Wed, Dec 21 2016 3:18 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Specs and details ASRock's new Fatal1ty and Extreme4 Z270 motherboards have surfaced, giving us a good look at the boards ahead of their CES 2017 showcase.

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With Intel's seventh-gen Kaby Lake CPUs on their way, hardware-makers are busy readying their fleets of new 200-series motherboards, giving consumers lots of possible upgrade mobo paths to Z270 chipset adoption. ASRock's new Fatal1ty Gaming K6 and Extreme4 mobos use the LGA1151 socket and support both 7th-gen Kaby Lake and 6th-gen Skylake processors, and also have native support for Intel's new high-end Optane 3DXpoint 3D NAND SSD storage lineup.

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Let's start with ASRock's Extreme4 Z270 motherboard. This is a standard ATX motherboard that features HDMI, DVI-D, and D-Sub display slots (no DisplayPort), three PCIe 3.0 x16 lanes (two of which are outfitted with steel bracing) that support up to three AMD GPUs in CrossFireX or two NVIDIA GPUs in SLI.

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The Extreme4 Z270's four DDR4 DIMM slots can power up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4-3866 memory. Storage outlets include eight SATA III 6Gb/s ports and two M.2 sockets.

The Extreme4 features eight USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 3.1 ports (Type-A and Type-C) on the rear. Onboard LED and RGB lighting on the header splash some style to the mobo.

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The ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming K6 Z270 ATX motherboard is almost identical to the Extreme4. The differences include a Dual Intel LAN, Creative SoundBlaster Cinema 3 audio, all-steel PCIe 16x slots, gold audio jacks, and of course the red-on-black color scheme.

ASRock should showcase these motherboards in full at CES 2017 in January, so keep a look out for that coverage.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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