As usual, pictures first

The great mobo itself!IMG_8366

Sata ports. A total of 10! 6 by Z170 chipset, 4 by ASMedia ASM1061.IMG_8368

3 m.2 slots supporting NVME SSD boot. Do note that if you populate all 3 m.2 slots, the 6 sata port from the Z170 chipset will be disabled. There is also a mPCIE slot too.IMG_8369

2 Bios chip. Version p1.20, however on first boot. The bios version is P1.60 but a check on the website already show P3.00 available. Flash to the latest immediatelyIMG_8370

Purity Sound 3.

– 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec)
– Premium Blu-ray Audio support
– Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
– Supports Purity Sound™ 3
– Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
– 115dB SNR DAC with differential amplifier
– TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600 ohm headsets)
– Pure Power-In
– Direct Drive Technology
– PCB isolate shielding
– Supports DTS Connect



By Harry

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