ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Receives 2015 Editor Approved From Tom’s Hardware And Editor’s Choice From TweakTown
ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac is a miniature sized Intel Z170 motherboard that packs the enthusiast level performance desired for a superior portable gaming PC. Recently Tom’s Hardware, the authority on tech gave ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac its “2015 Editor Approved award”. In addition, TweakTown also did a review on this motherboard and awarded it “Must Have Editor’s Choice”. They applauded it for its excellent feature set, solid overclocking performance, great layout, and a useful UEFI with a surprisingly reasonable price tag.
“Little things make a big difference in Mini ITX internal layout, and some of ASRock’s big ideas are smart choices, including placing the PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 connector under the motherboard. ASRock’s Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac sets the standards for high-end Mini ITX Skylake gaming and overclocking.” Stated Thomas Soderstrom, senior staff editor at Tom’s hardware.
Size does not cripple the onboard features of ASRock Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac. It is built on an eight layer PCB and adopts an eight power phase design, which ultimately leads to better performance, and is further amplified by the rest of the Super Alloy and Gaming Armor design, such as the Premium 60A Power Chokes, Dual-Stack MOSFET, Nichicon 12K Platinum Capacitors, Hi-Density Power Connector, 15μ gold contacts and Digi Power.
Moreover, one of the onboard HDMI ports has an additional chip to support the latest version of HDMI and HDCP. Hence ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac is also the only mini-ITX gaming motherboard that has the ability to playback videos or games in 4K resolution at 60 hertz using Intel HD Graphics! It is your best choice for a petite Intel Z170 gaming rig, but you don’t have to take my word for it, head over to Tom’s Hardware and check out the review for yourself.
Tom’s Hardware’s review on ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asrock-fatal1ty-z170-gaming-itx-ac-motherboard,4326.html
TweakTown’s review on ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7485/asrock-fatal1ty-z170-gaming-itx-ac-intel-motherboard-review/index11.html