ASRock Z170 Extreme6 Intel LGA 1151 Motherboard Review

++++ The ASRock Z170 Extreme6 Mainboard is available for approx. 190 Euro (08/2015) and is therefore in the middle price segment of the Intel LGA1151 motherboards.

The ASRock Z170 Extreme6 LGA1151 DDR4 motherboard offers first-class equipment, an innovative UEFI BIOS with many settings for Intel LGA1151 CPU overclocking at a favorable price.

As standard equipment, the Z170 Extreme6 mainboard offers a total of six PCI Express slots, four DDR4 slots, eight SATA3 ports, two SATA Express 10 Gb/s ports, an Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slot, an USB 3.1 Type-C, an USB 3.1 Type-A, up to eight possible USB 3.0 ports, up to four possible USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit LAN port, 7.1 Purity Sound 3 with DTS Connect support, analog sound output with five audio jacks, digital sound output over optical S/PDIF, internal Thunderbolt AIC port, TPM connector, a new graphical interface for the optimal control of the fans in UEFI setup, the Easy Setup Mode and much more …

All in all, the ASRock motherboard Extreme6 Z170 provides a very good and inexpensive entry for a current Intel Skylake PC system with excellent basic equipment, easier for the user to operate with new features like the ASRock UEFI Easy Mode, and provides the Advanced mode with a single click, which offers all important settings for experienced OC enthusiast.

With this result the ASRock Z170 Extreme6 receives the Price Tip Award 08/2015 !


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* All LGA 1151 motherboard reviews since 01.08.2015 are based on an Intel Core i5-6600K CPU, MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 4x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 / PC4-19200U memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, SiSoftware Sandra 2013, Futuremark 3DMark and 3DMark06 (OC software is available in the Links & Downloads section). All benchmark results only offer a comparison among themselves for a rough motherboard performance comparison.

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