Best Motherboards of 2017 – Gaming Motherboards by Socket, Chipset

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This page contains our recommendations for motherboards with Intel’s mainstream LGA-1151 socket. These include the Skylake family of processors and the Z170, H170, and H110 chipsets. For recommendations for motherboards supporting Intel’s high-end LGA-2011v3 socket and X99 chipset, see our recommendations on the next page. Skip to the last page for all AMD-based boards.

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Best Intel LGA 1151 Motherboards

6/28/17 Update: added ECS Z270H4-I.



Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9



ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac









ASRock Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac



$109 Suggested price



ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC





ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4



Gigabyte Z170X-Ultra Gaming





ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming-ITX/ac













Socket

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

LGA 1151

Chipset

Intel Z270

Intel Z270

Intel Z270

Intel Z270

Z270

Intel Z270

Intel Z270

Intel C232

Z170

Z170

Z170

Z170

Z170

H170

H170

H170

H170

H110

H110

Form Factor

EATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

Mini-ITX

Mini-ITX

ATX

E-ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

ATX

Mini-ITX

Micro-ATX

Mini-ITX

Micro-ATX

Micro-ATX

Voltage Regulator

22 Phases

10 Phases

10 Phases

12 Phases

10 Phases

8 Phases

6 Phases

6+4 Phases

22 Phases

10 Phases

8 Phases

6 Phases

8 Phases

10 Phases

5 Phases

6 Phases

6

3+1

4+2

Video Ports

DisplayPort, HDMI

HDMI, DVI-D

DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4b

(1) DisplayPort, (1) HDMI 2.0, (1) HDMI 1.4

DVI-D, HDMI

DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0

DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4a

HDMI, Thunderbolt

DVI-D, HDMI

1x HDMI, 2x Mini DisplayPort (in, out)

DVI-D, HDMI, VGA

DisplayPort, HDMI

DVI-D, HDMI

DVI-D, HDMI

DisplayPort, DVI-I, HDMI, VGA

DVI-D, HDMI

DVI-D, HDMI, VGA

DVI-D, HDMI, VGA

USB Ports

10Gbps: (1) Type-C, (1) Type A 5Gb/s: (5) Type A

5Gbps: (1) Type-C, (5) Type A

10Gbps: (1) Type-C, (1) Type A 5Gb/s: (4) Type A; (2) USB 2.0

10Gbps: (1) Type-C, (1) Type A, 5Gb/s: (4) Type A

10Gbps: (1) Type-C , (1) Type A, 5Gb/s: (4) Type A, (2) USB 2.0

10Gbps: (1) Type-C, 5Gb/s: (6) Type A

5Gb/s: (1) Type-C, (6) Type A (2) USB 2.0

(4) 3.0 (2) 2.0

(2) 3.1, (7) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(6) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(2) 3.1, (4) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(4) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(2) 3.1, (6) 3.0

(6) 3.0

(2) 3.0, (4) 2.0

(6) 3.0

(6) 3.0, (2) 2.0

5Gb/s: (2) Type C; (4) USB2.0

(2) 3.1, (4) 2.0

Network Jacks

(2) Gigabit Ethernet, (2) Wi-Fi Antenna

(1) Gigabit Ethernet, (2) Wi-Fi Antenna

(1) Gigabit Ethernet

(1) 10 Gigabit Ethernet, (1) Gigabit Ethernet

1

(2) Gigabit Ethernet, (2) Wi-Fi Antenna

(2) Gigabit Ethernet

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

(2) RJ45

(1) Gigabit Ethernet

1

Audio Jacks

(5) Analog, (1) Digital Out

(5) Analog, (1) Digital Out

(5) Analog, (1) Digital Out

(5) Analog, (1) Digital Out

(6) Analog

(5) Analog, (1) Digital Out

(5) Analog, (1) Digital Out

(5) Analog, (1) Digital

(5) Analog, (2) Digital Out (HDMI, Optical)

(5) Analog, (2) Digital Out (HDMI, Optical)

(5) Analog, (1) Digitial Out

(6) Analog, (1) Digital Out (HDMI)

(3) Analog, (2) Digital Out (HDMI, Optical)

(3) Analog, (1) Digital Out (HDMI)

(3) Analog, (1) Digital Out (HDMI)

(6) Analog, (1) Digital Out (HDMI)

(3) Analog

(3) Analog

(3) Analog

Legacy Ports/Jacks

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(1) PS/2

(2) PS/2

(1) PS/2

Other Ports/Jacks

Thunderbolt 3 (Type C)

Clear CMOS, BIOS Flashback

Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C)

✗ / ✗

(2) Wi-Fi Antennas

Thunderbolt 3 (Type C)

CLR_CMOS, Wi-Fi Antennas

(2) Wi-Fi Antennas, Bluetooth Adapter

(2) Wi-Fi Antennas

PCIe x16

4x 3.0 (x16/x0/x16/x0, x8/x8/x8/x8)

(2) v3.0 (x16/x0, x8/x8)

(3) v3.0 (x16/x0/x4*, x8/x8/x4*) *Shared with bottom PCIe x1

(6) v3.0 (x16/x4/x0/x4/x4/x4, x8/x4/x8//x4x4/x4)* *4-lane slots share (2) U.2 and (4) SATA Ports

(3) 3.0 (x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4)

(1) v3.0 (Full x16)

(1) v3.0 (Full x16)

(2) 3.0 (x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4)

4 (x16, x8)

(2) 3.0 (16-lanes, 4-lanes, Fixed)

3x 3.0 (x16/x0/x4*, x8/x8/x4*) *Consumes SATA ports 0/1

(2) 3.0

(1) 3.0 (Full x16)

(1) ?.? (x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4)

(1) ?.?

(1) 3.0 (x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4)

(1) 3.0

(1) 3.0

(1) 3.0, (2) 2.0

PCIe x8

PCIe x4

(1) 3.0

PCIe x1

(4) v2.0

(3) v3.0

(3) v3.0 (3rd slot shared with bottom x16)

(3) 3.0

(1) 3.0

3x 2.0

(3) 3.0

3x 3.0

(2) 3.0

(3) 3.0

(1) 3.0

(2) v2.0

CrossFire/SLI

4x / 4x

2x / 2x

3x / 2x

Uncertified / ✗

3x / 2x

x / x

x / x

4x / ✗

4 / 4

3x / 2x

2 / ✗

2 / ✗

DIMM Slots

(4) DDR4

(4) DDR4

(4) DDR4

(4) DDR4

(4) DDR4

(2) DDR4

(2) DDR4

(4) DDR4

4

4

4

4

2

4

2

4

2

(2) DDR4

2

M.2 Slots

(2) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA 6Gbps (Consumes SATA ports 4/5, 3)

(2) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA*, (1) M.2 Key-E (Filled) (*Consumes SATA Ports 0, 5)

(2) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA*, (1) M.2 Key-E (*Consumes SATA Ports 1, 5/6)

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA*, Filled w/256GB PCIe SSD (*Consumes SATA Port 2L)

2x PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA* (*Consumes SATA Ports 1, 5)

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA*, (1) M.2 Key-E (Filled) (*Consumes SATA Port 0)

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA, (1) M.2 Key-E

2x PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA 6Gbps (2x SATA, 4x PCIe shared)

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA 6Gbps (2x SATA shared)

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA 6Gbps *Consumes SATA ports 4/5

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA 6Gbps (1x SATA shared)

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA 6Gbps (1x SATA-E, 2x SATA shared)

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA 6Gbps (1x SATA-E, 2x SATA shared)

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4

(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA 6Gbps (2x SATA shared)

(1) PCIe v2.0 x4 or mSATA

(1) PCIe x4/SATA

U.2 Ports

(2) PCIe 3.0 x4 Inteface (2-lanes share M.2-2)

(2) PCIe x4 (Shares PCIe slots 2, 6)

2 (shared with SATA ports 2/3)

SATA Ports

8x 6Gb/s (Ports 4/5, 3 share M.2-1, M.2-2)

(6) 6Gb/s (Ports 0, 5 shared w/M.2)

(6) 6Gb/s (Ports 1, 4/5 shared w/M.2)

(6) 6Gb/s (4 shared with slots, 1 w/SATA M.2)

(6) 6Gb/s (Ports 1, 5 shared w/M.2)

(6) 6Gb/s (Port 0 shared w/SATA M.2)

(4) 6Gb/s

(6) 6Gb/s

(10) 6Gb/s

6 (6Gb/s, Shares 2x SATA-E, 1x M.2)

(6) 6Gb/s

(6) 6Gb/s (Includes M.2)

(6) 6Gb/s

(6) 6Gb/s

(6) 6Gb/s, (1) M.2

(6) 6Gb/s, (1) M.2

(4) 6Gb/s

(4) 6Gb/s (Port 1 shared w/M.2)

(4) 6Gb/s

USB Headers

(2) v3.0, (2) v2.0

(1) v3.0, (2.5) v2.0

(1) v3.1, (1) v3.0, (1) v2.0

(1) v3.0, (2) v2.0

(2) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(1) v3.0, (1) v2.0

(1) v3.0, (1) v2.0

(1) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(2) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(1) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(1) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(2) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(1) 3.0, (1) 2.0

(1) 3.0, (2) 2.0

(1) 3.0, (1) 2.0

(1) 3.0, (1) 2.0

(1) 3.0, (1) 2.0

(1) 3.0, (1) 2.0

(1) 3.0, (1) 2.0

Fan Headers

(8) 4-Pin

(4) 4-Pin

(8) 4-Pin, (1) 5-Pin Proprietary Extension

(5) 4-Pin

(6) 4-Pin

(3) 4-Pin

(2) 4-Pin

(6) 4-Pin

(7) 4-pin

(6) 4-pin

(5) 4-Pin

(3) 4-Pin, (1) 3-Pin

(3) 4-pin

(3) 4-pin, (1) 3-pin

(2) 4-pin

(3) 4-pin, (1) 3-pin

(1) 4-pin CPU, (1) 4-pin Chassis

(2) 4-pin

(1) 4-pin CPU, (1) 4/4-pin Chassis

Legacy Interfaces

(1) Serial Com

Serial Com, Parallel LPT

Serial COM

(2) 32-bit PCI, (1) Serial COM, (1) Parallel LPT

(1) Serial COM

(1) Serial COM

(1) Serial COM, (1) Parallel LPT

(1) COM

(1) COM

Other Interfaces

FP-Audio, (2) RGB-LED, TPM, (2) Thermistor Header

FP-Audio, TPM, Aura-LED, TB_Header

FP-Audio, TB_Header, TPM, (2) RGB-LED, ROG_EXT, PC Speaker

FP-Audio, Thunderbolt AIC, TPM, 2x RGB headers

FP-Audio, TPM, RGB-LED

TPM, Clear CMOS Jumper

I/O Shield LED header, Voltage Detection Points

FP-Audio, S/PDIF, TPM

S/PDIF

TPM

Chassis Intrusion

TPM

S/PDIF, TPM

Diagnostics Panel

4-Character Alphanumeric

Numeric

Numeric

2-digit

(4) LEDs

(4) Diagnostic LEDs

Internal Button/Switch

O.C, ECO ,PWR, Reset, CLR_CMOS / Audio Gain, BIOS Mode, BIOS IC

✗/✗

Power, Rest, Safe_Boot, Retry, MemOK / Slow Mode

Power, Reset, Sport and Eco modes / BIOS IC, LN2 Mode

✗ / ✗

✗ / ✗

Power, Reset, CRL_CMOS, ECO, OC

SATA/RAID Controllers

Integrated (0/1/5/10), ASM1061 PCIe

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10), ASM1061 PCIe

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

ASM1061 PCIe (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Internal (0/1/5/10)

Internal (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Internal (0/1/5/10)

Integrated (0/1/5/10)

Ethernet Controllers

(2) Killer E2500 PCIe (DoubleShot-X3 Capable)

WGI219V PHY

WGI219V PHY

Intel X550AT PCIe, WGI219V PHY

WGI219V PHY

WGI219V PHY

WGI219V PHY, 8118AS PCIe

Intel I219-V

Killer e2400 PCIe

Killer e2400 PCIe

WGI219V PHY

RTL8111HS PCIe

WGI219V PHY

Intel I219V

Realtek 8111H

Intel I219V

Intel I219V, Realtek RTL8111H

Intel I219-V

i219V PHY

Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Controllers

Killer 1535 801.11ac 2×2 (867 mb/s) / BT 4.0 Combo

Intel 3160 802.11ac (433mb/s) / BT 4.0 Combo

✗/✗

✗ / ✗

Intel 7265 802.11ac 2×2 (867mb/s) / BT 4.0 Combo

✗ / ✗

Killer Wireless-AC 1535Killer Wireless-AC 1535

BCM4352 PCIe / Combo

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 / ✗

802.11a/b/g/n/ac / 4.0/3.0+High speed class II

✗ / ✗

USB Controllers

Intel DSL6540 Thunderbolt 3, RTS5411 Hub

Integrated Only

(2) ASM2142 PCIe 3.0 x2

ASM2142 PCIe 3.0 x2

ASM2142 PCIe 3.0 x2

Intel JHL6240 Thunderbolt 3

Integrated Only

Chipset-only

Intel DSL6540 Thunderbolt 3 (2x Rear Panel Ports)

ASM1142 (USB 3.1)

Integrated Only

Integrated Only

HD Audio Codec

Sound Blaster ZxRi PCIe

ALC892

ALC1220

ALC1220

ALC1220

ALC1220

ALC1150

ALC1150

Creative Core3D CA0132

ALC1150

ALC892

ALC887

ALC1150

ALC892

ALC887

ALC892

ALC892

ALC887

ALC887

DDL/DTS Connect

✗/✗

✗/✗

✗/✗

DTS Connect

DTS Connect

Warranty

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years

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