ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+ Motherboard Review

Since the introduction of the Z170 chipset we have taken a look a quite a few different motherboards, but none from ASRock. They were kind enough to send us over their top of the line Z170 Extreme 7+ motherboard, which sits as the top board in their Extreme Series. The Z170 Extreme 7+ is build on ASRock’s Super Alloy Design, features a 12-phase all digital power design, three Ultra M.2 slots, four USB 3.1 ports, support for quad-SLI and 3-way CrossFire, ASRock’s Purity Sound 3 and more! As you can see this board has quite a lot to offer and that is only the tip of the iceberg. Let’s take a look at the Z170 Extreme 7+ and see what ASRock has in store for us with the Z170 chipset and Skylake platform!

Special thanks to ASRock for providing us with the Z170 Extreme 7+ Motherboard to review.

– ASRock Super Alloy
– Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151)
– Digi Power, 12 Power Phase Design
– Supports DDR4 3866+(OC) memory modules
– 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 Half-size Mini-PCIe
– NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
– Graphics Output Options: DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2
– Supports Triple Monitor
– 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 3 & DTS Connect
– 3 SATA Express, 10 SATA3, 3 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
– 4 USB 3.1 (2 Type-C & 2 Type-A), 8 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
– Free Bundled ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel
– Supports Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop

For a full list of specifications on the ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+ be sure to check out this page.

The ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+ comes in a typical retail box. On the front ASRock is advertising their Super Alloy design.

ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+

Flipping over to the back there is a full overview of the motherboard going over its main features and ASRock lets us know that this board is made for designers and enthusiasts.

ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+

Getting everything out of the box we have a 5.25-inch USB 3.1 front panel that features both type-A and type-C connections, two bags of SATA cables, I/O shield, SLI bridge, driver and utility CD, software setup guide, and quick installation guide.


For a full unboxing and overview of the ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+ be sure to check out our video below.

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