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ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard Review

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard Review
Our first ASRock Intel Z270 motherboard review comes in the form of the Extreme4. It manages to pack a fairly good punch for its asking price.
By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 12, 2017 2:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASRock





Almost every major motherboard vendor has brought out their A-Game with the Intel Z270 chipset, and ASRock is no exception to this trend.


Today I will look at one of ASRock's more mainstream and affordable mid-range enthusiast products, the Z270 Extreme4. While the Z270 Extreme4's aesthetic design is a departure from the Z170 Extreme4's design, hardware and feature wise, they are very similar. ASRock has made minor tweaks to hardware, such as upgrading their audio section and adding an M.2 slot.



The Z270 Extreme4 has a unique PCB silk screen that plays right into heat sink design. Together with the PCH heat sink, the silkscreen creates a large white "X" that spreads across the motherboard. I assume the "X" is for ASRock's Extreme series of motherboards, indicating that the product is built for enthusiasts.


Apart from these aesthetic improvements to the Extreme4, I will now explore the other major changes the new Z270 Extreme4 brings to the table.







Compared to its predecessor, the Z270 Extreme4 has an extra M.2 slot, an M.2 slot for Wi-Fi, and improved audio system, AURA brand RGB header and onboard RGBs, improved connectors, and a new water cooling pump header.





The Z270 Extreme4's price is $149.99.

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