Pictures of ASRock’s Z270 Extreme4 motherboard have been leaked to the web. This is the company’s mid-rage socket LGA1151 motherboard based on Intel’s upcoming Z270 Express Chipset. The motherboard is built in the ATX form factor. It features a 12-phase VRM and and draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors.
Looking at expansion slots there are two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (electrical x8/x8 when both are populated), a third PCI-Epxress 3.0 x16 slot (x4 electrical) which is wired to the PCH, and three PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots. There are two M.2 32 GB/s slots and eight SATA 6GB/s ports. Rear connectivity includes two USB 3.1 ports (type-A / type-C), four USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet (Intel), D-Sub, HDMI, DVI, and eight channel HD audio.
The board features white thermal armor on the rear I/O and audio components. The board will feature ASRock’s Purity Sound 4 audio solution. It looks like there will be lights on the audio section, rear I/O cover, and PCH heatsink.