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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. 

ASRock Z370 Extreme4
The ASRock Z370 Extreme4.

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. 

ASRock Z370 Killer SLI ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6
The ASRock Z370 Killer SLI and Gaming K6.

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. 

ASRock Z370 Taichi
The ASRrock Z370 Taichi.

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