ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 Review – Bang For Buck Overclocking Motherboard

by Alexei Rivera | April 26, 2016 11:52 pm

Whether you’re upgrading your current rig or building a new one, Intel’s new 6th Generation Skylake processors will likely be part of the conversation. (Unless you’re solid Team Red.) This new generation of chips will require entirely an new motherboard and that means going back to canvassing for an affordable, overclocking-capable one. Enter ASRock’s new Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 – a board designed for mainstream gaming use with all the required components for overclocking and performance, plus a few bonuses and future proofing thrown in. Priced at about US$ 180 / PHP 8,200, (PCX[1] / BermorZone[2]) is the ASRock comeback real? Check out in our video review above and read up on more specs below!

Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4(L3)[3]

ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 – Est. US$ 180 / PHP 8,200[4]

3DMark_FireStrikeCompare[5]

Test Build

Benchmarks:

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Cons:

HighlyRecommended[7]

ASRock’s Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 overall is an attractive, affordable Skylake overclockable board with extra features like Killer LAN and 7.1 Surround Sound. It’s only main issue is the lack of SLI support but if that doesn’t bother you the Fatal1ty Gaming K4 is a great board and we’re giving it our Highly Recommended award.

 

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Endnotes:
  1. PCX: http://pcx.com.ph/product/asrock-fatality-z170-gaming-k4-motherboard
  2. BermorZone: http://www.bermorzone.com/store/p1098/ASROCK_Z170_Gaming_K4_%28Skylake%29.html
  3. [Image]: http://www.thetechnoclast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Fatal1ty-Z170-Gaming-K4L3.jpg
  4. ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 – Est. US$ 180 / PHP 8,200: http://www.asrock.com/mb/intel/Fatal1ty%20Z170%20Gaming%20K4/
  5. [Image]: http://www.thetechnoclast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/3DMark_FireStrikeCompare.jpg
  6. [Image]: http://www.thetechnoclast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/IMG_20160425_202855.jpg
  7. [Image]: http://www.thetechnoclast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/HighlyRecommended.png

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