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ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASRock

Packaging and Overview

 

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The box for the Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac is almost identical to that of the Z270 Mini-ITX motherboard this one replaces.

 

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The accessory package includes two SATA 6Gb/s cables, WIFi antenna, IO shield, M.2 screw, driver DVD, postcard, and manual.

 

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The Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac features three PWM/DC hybrid fan headers, all at the top of the motherboard. The motherboard PCB is all black, and the heat sinks are a very dark gray. The motherboard could be considered all black. The motherboard's aesthetics are nice and simple. The back of the motherboard has some components, including the M.2 slot.

 

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The rear IO panel features PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse, six USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 type-C port, HDMI 2.0 port, DisplayPort 1.2 port, clear CMOS button, WIFI antenna connectors, S/PDIF optical, 1Gbit LAN, and 7.1 audio jacks.

 

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There is a single PCI-E x16 slot on the motherboard, and right above it are the four SATA6Gb/s ports. A single M.2 slot exists on the back of the PCB, it's rated PCI-E x4 32Gb/s and supports SATA drives too.

 

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The motherboard features a USB 3.0 internal header as well as two SATA6Gb/s ports. There is a chassis intrusion detection header, as well as two system headers below the SATA ports. The motherboard has an 8-pin connector for CPU power and uses a battery pack for the CMOS battery.

 

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There is a single RGB LED header located above the 24-pin connector. The motherboard has a PCH and VRM heat sink connected through the heat pipe.

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