Release Date in Singapore
DateNov 2015
Processor manufacturerIntel
Compatible processor seriesIntel® Celeron®, Intel® Pentium®
Processor socketLGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Supported memory typesDDR4-SDRAM
Memory slots typeDIMM
Supported memory clock speeds2133,2400,2666,2800,3000,3200,3333,3400,3466,3500,3600,3733,3800,3866 MHz
Number of memory slots4
Memory channelsDual
Maximum internal memory64 GB
Weight & dimensions
Width305 mm
Depth272 mm
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors2
Number of SATA III connectors4
Supported storage drive interfacesSerial ATA III
CPU fan connector
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Number of EATX power connectors1
Number of chassis fan connectors4
Peripheral (Molex) power connectors (4-pin)2
EPS power connector (8-pin)
Number of SATA Express ports2
Number of M.2 (M) slots1
Thunderbolt headers1
Back panel I/O ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity4
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
PS/2 ports quantity1
HDMI ports quantity1
S/PDIF out port
DisplayPorts quantity1
BIOS memory size16 MB
ACPI version5.0
BIOS switch button
Clear CMOS button
Component forPC
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Motherboard chipsetIntel Z170
Motherboard form factorATX
Audio output channels7.1 channels
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 10
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64,Windows 8.1 Pro x64,Windows 8.1 x64

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