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ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review (Page 1)

ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

ASRock's Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac is the first Intel Z270-based Mini-ITX motherboard we have come across so far. Let's take a look at it.

Steven Bassiri | Jan 23, 2017 at 8:08 am CST - 1 min, 11 secs time to read this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASRock


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I already reviewed one of ASRock's Z270 motherboards and realized how great value it was. However, ASRock also makes some very niche products, and the Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac is one of them. The motherboard is loaded with more features than some of ASRock's full-sized motherboards and is equipped with a VRM designed for overclocking. I have always been a big fan of ASRock's mini-ITX motherboards; they always take what other vendors might call "risks," such as their mini-ITX X99 motherboard.

The Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac and other mini-ITX motherboards are actually preferred by overclockers because of their simplistic two-DIMM design. Two DIMMs sometimes offers better memory overclocking abilities than four DIMMs because of the reduced trace routing for the second DIMM for each channel. Apart from overclocking, ASRock has also loaded this mini-ITX motherboard with features such as Thunderbolt 3 and Wireless AC.

Let's see what ASRock's Z270 flagship mini-ITX motherboard has to offer.


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The Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac offers Thunderbolt 3, M.2, 6x SATA6Gb/s, HDMI 2.0, Intel LAN, Wireless AC, 5x USB 3.0 on the rear IO, a USB 3.0 internal header, and a USB 2.0 internal header.

ASRock also has updated the audio on the motherboard to the latest Realtek codec and offers Creative software.


The Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac's price is currently unknown as it is not available in the USA yet.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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