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Asrock Z270 TAICHI Intel Z270 1151 ATX DDR4 XFire/SLI HDMI DP Dual GB LAN RGB Illumination

ATX, Z270 Chipset, DDR4, 6 x SATA 3, 3 x M.2, 4 x PCI-E 3.0 x16 Slots, 4-WAY NVIDIA SLI/CrossfireX

Asrock Z270 TAICHI Intel Z270 1151 ATX DDR4 XFire/SLI HDMI DP Dual GB LAN  RGB Illumination
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Order Code: ASR-Z27TAI

Manf.Code: Z270 TAICHI

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Asrock Z270 TAICHI Intel Z270 1151 ATX DDR4 XFire/SLI HDMI DP Dual GB LAN RGB Illumination overview

ASROCK Z270 TAICHI

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Armor Your VR Machine

Prepare yourself well to enjoy the impressive world of Virtual Reality. Before that, you have to make sure everything is qualified, including hardware, software and drivers. Motherboard is the key to connect every critical components and ASRock’s VR Ready motherboards are definitely the one you’re looking for. The premium qualify is assured by rigorous testing during development. The sturdy components and rock-slid performance makes you completely immersive in the VR scenario. Users can be assured to experience VR enjoyments without any compatibility problems.

RGB LED

Build your own colorful lighting system! RGB LED and header allows users to connect LED strip and create their unique PC style easily. The ASRock RGB LED utility can be downloaded directly or from an all-in-one utility ASRock Live Update & APP Shop!

Dual USB 3.1 (Type-A + Type-C)

This motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 ports built on the rear i/o for supporting next generation USB 3.1 devices and to deliver up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates.

Dual Intel® LAN

Users are able to connect two LAN cables to this motherboard's rear I/O. Dual LAN with Teaming function enabled on this motherboard allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective.
* Teaming is not supported with Windows® 10.

Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi

No one has time for weak WiFi signals and sluggish internet! That's why this motherboard comes with a 802.11ac WiFi (2.4G / 5G WiFi) module which supports wireless networks and Bluetooth v4.0.

Triple Ultra M.2

Triple of the world’s fastest PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 slots that deliver up to 32Gb/s transfer speed, it also supports SATA3 6Gb/s M.2 modules.
*Performance result may vary with a different configuration.

  • Unique Feature
    ASRock USB 3.1
    - ASRock USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
    - ASRock USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)
    ASRock Super Alloy
    - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    - Premium 60A Power Choke
    - Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
    - Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
    - Combo Caps
    - Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    - I/O Armor
    - Matte Black PCB
    - High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    Intel® 802.11ac WiFi
    ASRock Steel Slots
    ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
    ASRock Full Spike Protection
    ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
  • CPU
    - Supports 7th and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151)
    - Digi Power design
    - 12 Power Phase design
    - Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
    - Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
    - Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
    - Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine II
  • Chipset
    - Intel® Z270
  • Memory
    - Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
    - 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    - Supports DDR4 3733+(OC)*/3600(OC)/3200(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400**/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    - Supports ECC UDIMM memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    - Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB***
    - Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
    - 15µ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

    *Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock's website for more information.

    **7th Gen Intel® CPU supports DDR4 up to 2400; 6th Gen Intel® CPU supports DDR4 up to 2133.

    ***Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
  • BIOS
    - 2 x 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support (1 x Main BIOS and 1 x Backup BIOS)
    - Supports Secure Backup UEFI Technology
    - ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake up events
    - SMBIOS 2.7 Support
    - CPU, GT_CPU, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA, VCCPLL Voltage Multi-adjustment
  • Graphics
    - Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, Intel® Insider™, Intel® HD Graphics
    - Gen9 LP, DX11.3, DX12
    - HWA Encode/Decode: VP8, HEVC 8b, VP9, HEVC 10b (For 7th Gen Intel® CPU)
    - HWA Encode/Decode: VP8, HEVC 8b; GPU/SWEncode/Decode: VP9, HEVC 10b (For 6th Gen Intel® CPU)
    - Max. shared memory 1024MB**
    - Dual graphics output: Support HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 ports by independent display controllers
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 24Hz / (3840x2160) @ 30Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 60Hz
    - Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
    - Supports HDCP with HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
    - Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports

    *Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.

    **The size of maximum shared memory may vary from different operating systems.

    ***Due to chipset limitation, the Blu-ray playback of Intel® HD Graphics is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.

    ****Intel® InTru™ 3D is only supported under Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit.
  • Audio
    - 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
    - Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    - Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
    - Supports Purity Sound™ 4
    - Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
    - 120dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
    - TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
    - Pure Power-In
    - Direct Drive Technology
    - PCB isolate shielding
    - Impedance Sensing on Front Out port
    - Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
    - Gold Audio Jacks
    - 15µ Gold Audio Connector
    - Supports DTS Connect
  • LAN
    - Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
    - 1 x Giga PHY Intel® I219V, 1 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT
    - Supports Wake-On-LAN
    - Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
    - Supports Dual LAN with Teaming*
    - Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    - Supports PXE

    *Not supported under Windows® 10
  • Wireless LAN
    - Intel® 802.11ac WiFi Module (Free Bundle)
    - Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    - Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
    - Supports high speed wireless connections up to 433Mbps
    - Supports Bluetooth 4.0 / 3.0 + High speed class II
  • Slots
    - 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2/PCIE3/PCIE4/PCIE5: single at x16 (PCIE2); dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4); triple at x8 (PCIE2) / x4 (PCIE4) / x4 (PCIE5). PCIE3: x4 mode )*
    - 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slot (Flexible PCIe)
    - Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
    - Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ and SLI™
    - 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ac module (on the rear I/O)
    - 15µ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
  • Storage
    - 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15 and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug*
    - 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    - 2 x SATA Express 10 Gb/s Connectors**
    - 3 x Ultra M.2 Sockets, support M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)***

    *M2_1, SATA3_0 and SATA3_1 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
    M2_2, SATA3_4 and SATA3_5 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
    If M2_3 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_3 will be disabled.

    **Support to be announced

    ***Supports Intel® Optane™ Technology
    Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
    Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
  • Connector
    - 1 x TPM Header
    - 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
    - 1 x AURA RGB LED Header*
    - 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)**
    - 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)***
    - 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
    - 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)****
    - 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    - 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    - 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15µ Gold Audio Connector)
    - 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin)*****
    - 3 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 6 USB 2.0 ports) (Intel® Z270) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 2 x USB 3.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (ASMedia ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 1 x Vertical Type A USB 3.0 (Intel® Z270)
    - 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
    - 1 x XMP Switch

    *Supports up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip.

    **The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.

    ***The CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.

    ****The Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.
    CPU_OPT/W_PUMP, CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 and CHA_FAN3/W_PUMP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.

    *****Only one Thunderbolt™ AIC Card is supported.
  • Rear Panel I/O
    - 2 x Antenna Ports
    - 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    - 1 x HDMI Port
    - 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    - 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM2142) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM2142) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® Z270) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
    - 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    - 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
    - HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
  • Software and UEFI
    Software
    - ASRock A-Tuning
    - ASRock AURA RGB LED
    - ASRock APP Charger
    - ASRock XFast LAN*
    UEFI
    - ASRock EZ Mode
    - ASRock Full HD UEFI
    - ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
    - ASRock Instant Flash
    - ASRock Internet Flash
    - ASRock Crashless BIOS
    - ASRock UEFI System Browser
    - ASRock UEFI Tech Service
    - ASRock Easy RAID Installer

    *These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
  • Support CD
    - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
  • Accessories
    - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
    - 4 x SATA Data Cables
    - 1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card
    - 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
    - 2 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas
    - 3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
  • Hardware Monitor
    - Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    - Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    - Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    - Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    - Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.0V, VCCSA, VCCST
  • Form Factor
    - ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
  • OS
    - Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit (For 7th Gen Intel® CPU)
    - Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit (For 6th Gen Intel® CPU)*

    *To install Windows® 7 OS, a modified installation disk with xHCI drivers packed into the ISO file is required. Please check our User Manual for more detailed instructions.
    For the updated Windows® 10 driver, please visit ASRock's website for details.
  • Certifications
    - FCC, CE, WHQL
    - ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

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