Compact and powerful mATX board packed with gaming-oriented featuresnn- LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.n- Dual DDR4 3733 (OC) support.n- Best gaming performance – 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, 2nd-generation T-Topology and OC designn- Best gaming audio – reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II.n- Best gaming networking – best-in-class Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technology.n- Best gaming protection – carefully-selected premium components to ensure maximum durability.n- ROG gives you more – more gaming-oriented utilities, all free!nnThe battlefield is a cacophony, so the clearest audio ups your kills-deaths (K/D) ratio. ROG's awesome audio expertise is the result of extensive R&D,nand SupremeFX is the crystal-clear result — onboard audio that you have to hear to believe.nnSUPREMEFX 2015nnJacked-up audio, inside and outnnROG provides you with the very best gaming-audio inputs and outputs, with special shielded designs, and a collection of carefully selected professional-grade audio components, including an ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with Hyperstream™ technology, ultra-low-jitter clock, Nichicon capacitors, 2Vrms headphone amp, and Sonic SenseAmp that automatically detects and optimizes any headset (32-600 ohms) for purest sound quality. SupremeFX 2015 also features intuitive Sonic Studio II for you to apply and enjoy different audio effects for perfect entertainment, plus Perfect Noise noise-cancellation technology for team conversations with total clarity.nnGreater performance means smoother gameplay — and that means more chance to win. With the best overclocking (OC) design, UEFI BIOS and intuitive OC utility, you'll enjoy unmatched performance — coupled with an exclusive cooling design ensures your system never breaks a sweat.nnGet performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control, and even networking andnaudio tuning tailored for younn5-Way Optimization at your disposal it takes just one click to tune complex settings — for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts! Our exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use, so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans, and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!nn- Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid soundn- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gamingn- Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loadingn- Energy waste is reduced so you'll save moneynnFan Xpert 3nnAdvanced fan and water-pump controls for ultimate cooling and quietness with onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin PWM/3-pin DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise!nnTPUnnUnleash your PC's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card. This gives you the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and the ability to unlock the potential from your graphics cardnnEPUnnWith the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings. EPU detects and adjusts power consumption according to the PC's needs — automatically. It can also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away Mode. This creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused extra I/O controllers and reduces the graphics cards' power level while you're away, so the PC consumes only the energy it needs — and not a drop more!nnFan Xpert 3nnAdvanced fan and water-pump controls for ultimate cooling and quietness with onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin PWM/3-pin DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 3 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise!nnDIGI+ Power ControlnnPower control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent CPU-power-draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully complies with Intel® IMVP8 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control.nnWhether you're a hardcore gamer or a business professional, you'll feel the benefit of the ASUS-exclusive Turbo App every day. Its intuitive tuning panel boosts a range of hardware, CPU-overclocking, fan-tuning, network data prioritization and audio optimization settings — all with automated ease. And now Turbo App is even more powerful than before, giving you the ability to automatically apply profiles previously set in Sonic Studio II and KeyBot II, so setup couldn't be simpler!nnOC DESIGN - ASUS PRO CLOCK TECHNOLOGYnnA dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 6th-generation Intel® processors that allows overclocked base clock frequencies up to 400MHz. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS Turbo Processor Unit (TPU), to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — granting an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights.nnAdvantages of PRO Clocknn- Less boot up timen- Lower jitter under extreme conditions.n- More stable under heavy overclocking.nnDDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERSnnASUS 2nd generation T-Topology allows DDR4 memory overclocking to reach new heights: over DDR4-3733 MHz with all memory slots populated. Featuring a customized trace layout for reduced crosstalk and coupling noise, ASUS 2nd generation T-Topology ensures time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.nnMEDIA-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOSnnThe smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.nnRAMCACHEnnSpeed your game loadsnnROG's uniquely-intelligent technology efficiently caches the critical files on a particular storage device, so that your favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds—getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels, and minimizes risk of data loss!nnMinimizing lag is a full-time job. Luckily, ROG motherboards deliver thensucker punch of superior hardware and software — so you can focus on your game, while your board lands lag a knock-out blownnINTEL GIGABIT ETHERNETnnMore throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiencesnnROG features the very latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming — always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.nnLANGUARDnnPumped-up throughput. Best surge protectionnnSignal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted components ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput. Additionally, electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) allow for 1.9x-greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x-greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges!nnGAMEFIRST IIInnBanish lag, play smoothnnExclusive GameFirst III prioritizes game-related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters and file-sharing slowdown — so you'll always be the frontrunner. Choose from Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing presets and watch your network fly!nnAs a gamer you demand stability and durability, so ROG integrates long-lasting, premium components, plus exclusive smart DIY designs across the board — ensuring the best gaming experiences.nnOVERWOLFnnStay in the gamennThe clever unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game, so you can browse, email, IM, stream or record while you play, and all dressed up in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack — soon to be available for download on Overwolf's app store!nnKEYBOT IInnThe free keyboard upgrade – upgraded!nnFree keyboard upgrade from an exclusive microprocessor and intuitive user interface. Record macros directly from the keyboard, switch profiles in moments, enable special functions with hotkey from F1-F10, start and even boost your PC from shutdown (S5 mode)!nnReady for 6th-generation Intel® LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processorsnnThis motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great graphics performance.nnIntel® Z170 Express ChipsetnnIntel® Z170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel® LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z170 provides a maximum ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel® Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.