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This motherboard boasts extra fast storage speed with SATA Express and, with x4 PCI Express 3.0 / 2.0 bandwidth, it supports high data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible. With five USB 3.1 Type-A ports, and one reversible USB 3.1 Type-C, you'll experience unbelievably high data-transfer speeds. USB 3.1 is completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices, and you'll be all set for USB 3.1's breakneck speeds.
Power pre-regulator reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance, while audio shielding ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference. Separate layers for left and right tracks ensure both channels deliver consistent, equal quality of sound for your gaming experience. Z170-DELUXE also features Intel Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay!
Finally, the 5X Protection II employs outstanding components and excellent circuit design to guarantee quality and long-term durability of your motherboard with all-round protection. For you, that means exceptional protection and stability for your build. The featured ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges. And an exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators serves to protect your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.