It looks like everyone is showing off their Skylake motherboards at Computex this year. ASRock is showing off quite a few different motherboards that are made for Intel’s upcoming 6th Generation Core Processors. These motherboards include the Z170 Extreme7, Z170 Extreme6, Z170 Extreme4, Z170 Pro4, and B150M-HDS/D3.
Starting with the Z170 Extreme7 we can see that ASRock is going with a black and dark gold color scheme here, which looks pretty good. The board has three large heatsinks and some type of thermal armor that covers over the rear I/O and the left side of the board. The board features a 12 phase power design and gets power from a combination of 24pin ATX and 8pin EPS connectors. It has four DDR4 memory slots that support dual-channel DDR4 up to 3400 MHz (OC). As far as expansion slots go you have four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 ports, a single PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots, a single PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slot, and a single half-size Mini-PCIe port. When it comes to storage there are three SATA Express ports, 10 SATA ports, and 3 Ultra M.2 ports. There are two USB 3.0 headers on the board and a rear USB 3.1 ports. The board also has 7.1 channel audio based on the Realtek ALC1150 audio codec.
The Z170 Extreme6 is of course a set down from the Extreme7 so expect less features and ports.
The Z170 Extreme4 will be the most entry level “Extreme” board from ASRock. It has a lower 10 phase power design, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots and three PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots. There are three SATA Express ports, six SATA 6GB/s ports, and one Ultra M.2 slot.
The other mainstream line besides the Extreme Line will be the Pro line. The Z170 Pro4 will have a 10 phase power design, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, three PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots, 2 SATA Express ports, six SATA 6GB/s ports, 1 Ultra M.2 slot, and 7.1 channel HD audio.
ASRock was also showing a board from their B150 range, which was the B150M-HDS/D3, it is a Micro-ATX motherboard.
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