The ASRock Z370-lineup
In the first instance ASRock introduces six motherboards based on the Z370-chipset; we tested four of these already. The ASRock Z370 Extreme4 is for the middle class, while the Gaming K6 is meant for a slightly higher segment. On top of that we find the Taichi. Last but not least there is also the Z370 Killer SLI, which is meant to represent the entry-level segment of Z370-boards with SLI. The two boards that we have not received yet are a Pro4 and a Professional Gaming i7.
Compared with the ASRock Z270-lineup the differences are not that big. Most boards have a slightly more extensive power supply than their predecessors, which should increase the overclocking potential with six-core processors. The memory circuit is also supposed to have a more efficient design; this is something claimed by multiple manufacturers with their Z370-boards.
Furthermore some expensive ASRock models also have 10Gb-ethernet and nearly every model has USB 3.1-connectors and USB 3.1-frontheaders. These are clearly more widespread than with the previous generation. A trend that is not followed as much by this manufacturer is rgb-lighting: most models have subtle lighting in the chipset-heatsink and audio equipment, but other brands take this to a whole new level. This can of course make these boards more attractive for those that do not want to celebrate Christmas in their computer case.