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ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2

The ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2 is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1151 socket.

It has 64 GB DDR4 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.

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ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2

help iconCPU SocketLGA 1151help iconSLI Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU Compatible MakeIntelhelp iconCrossfire Support1 graphics cards
help iconCPU ChipsetZ270help iconOnboard GPUno
help iconForm FactorATXhelp iconPCI Slots
  • 3 x PCIe x1 v3.0
  • 2 x PCIe x16 v3.0
help iconMax RAM64 GB DDR4help iconSATA 1.00
help iconRAM Slots4 x DDR4help iconSATA 2.00
help iconMemory Channels2help iconSATA 3.00
help iconCompatible RAM Speeds
  • DDR4 2133 MHz
  • DDR4 2400 MHz
  • DDR4 2666 MHz
  • DDR4 2800 MHz
  • DDR4 3000 MHz
  • DDR4 3200 MHz
help iconRAID Supportyes
help iconUSB 2.0 Rear6help iconInternal I/O
  • 1 x 24 pin power connector
help iconUSB 3.0 Rear8help iconBack Panel I/O
  • D-Sub Connector
  • DVI connector"
  • Mic In connector
  • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • PS/2 mouse connector
help iconGraphics Card InterfacePCIe v3.0

ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2 compatibility review

The ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2 uses the Intel LGA 1151 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR4 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 3200 MHz, and 0 DDR4 slots allowing for a maximum total of 64 GB RAM.

Conforming to the ATX standard, the ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2 should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.

The ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2 does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 2 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v3.0, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2's PCIe v3.0. The ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2 does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.

The ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2 has 6 USB 2.0 slots and 8 USB 3.0 slots. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.

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