++++ You can buy the ASRock Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac/A/ASRK Mainboard for a price of approx. 190 Euro (06/2017). It is in the lower to middle price segment of the Intel LGA 1151 motherboards.
The tiny ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac LGA 1151 DDR4 motherboard shows on smallest space, what’s possible today and convinces us especially – but not only – with great basic equipment to create a high-end Mini ITX gaming PC.
As standard equipment the Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard has a PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, six SATA3 ports, a SATA Express 10 Gb/s (shared), a fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slot, a Thunderbolt 3 port (compatible with USB 3.1 Type-C and USB-C Display), up to seven possible USB 3.0 ports, an USB 3.0 Fatal1ty mouse port, up to two possible USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN port, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, 7.1 Creative Sound Blaster Cinema3 sound with content protection, analog sound output over six jacks, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF, two DDR4 slots, graphical interface for optimal control of the fans in the UEFI setup, fan type detection and much more.
With this great equipment on a minimum of space and high overclocking results, the ASRock Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard receives our OCinside.de overclocking dream award 06/2017.
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* All LGA 1151 motherboard reviews since 01.01.2017 are based on an Intel Core i5-7600K 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.