ASUS H170 PRO GAMING Motherboard

ASUS H170 PRO GAMING Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel H170 Chipset
  • Intel LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual Channel DDR4-2133
Designed for gaming, the H170 PRO GAMING Motherboard from ASUS will fit in cases that support an ATX form factor. The 12.0 x 9.6" H170 PRO GAMING supports 6th Generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1151 socket, as well as the Intel H170 chipset. This motherboard supports Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), and 7 (32 & 64-bit).
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ASUS H170 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Realistic Audio
  • 3Networking
  • 4Performance Level Up
  • 5BIOS Design
  • 6Gamer's Guardian for Real World Protection
  • 7The Power of Intel

Designed for gaming, the H170 PRO GAMING Motherboard from ASUS will fit in cases that support an ATX form factor. The 12.0 x 9.6" H170 PRO GAMING supports 6th Generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1151 socket, as well as the Intel H170 chipset. This motherboard supports Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), and 7 (32 & 64-bit).

The ATX form factor of the H170 PRO GAMING has 4 x DIMM slots that can support up to 64GB of 2133 MHz non-ECC, unbuffered DDR4 RAM, as well as dual channel memory architecture and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The H170 PRO GAMING has a total of 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 1 x SATA Express connector, and 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector. It also has 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x4 mode), 4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C port, 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 at the back panel, 4 at mid-board), and 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 at the back panel, 6 at mid-board). Using the SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition audio codec, it can support 8-channel HD audio.

The H170 PRO GAMING has integrated Intel HD graphics support with 1 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x DVI-D, and 1 x VGA port. Its HDMI port supports a max resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz, its DisplayPort supports a max resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz, and both its DVI-D and VGA ports support a max resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz. It is able to use up to 512MB of shared memory and also supports Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, and Intel Insider. There is also multi-GPU support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX technology.

The H170 PRO GAMING has also been designed with LANGuard, GameFirst III, GPU Boost, Fan Xpert 3, USB 3.1 Boost, RAMcache, Digi+ VRM, DRAM Overcurrent Protection, a stainless steel back I/O, ESD Guards, and more. This motherboard includes an I/O shield, 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s cables, 1 x M.2 screw package, and 1 x 12-in-1 cable labels. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

Realistic Audio
ASUS' SupremeFX technology delivers high-fidelity and near-lossless audio no matter how frantic your game becomes. The purity and stability of the 115 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is assured, with a shielded design, an electromagnetic-interference (EMI) cover, and a voltage-protected 5V power supply. Supreme FX's components, including the Realtek ALC1150 codec, help to maximize acoustic performance and eliminate interference
Illuminated Red Line Shielding
Reduce analog interference and enjoy customizable lighting effects
EMI Cover
Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for improved quality
300 Ohms Headphone Amplifier
The 300 ohms headphone amplifier is able to power high quality headphones for gaming-audio and music-listening experience with high fidelity
Nichicon Audio Capacitors
Fine-quality Japanese-made components produce a warmer, more natural sound with high clarity and fidelity
Sonic Radar II
Sonic Radar II displays an overlay that shows what your opponents and teammates are up to on the battlefield, all managed via a simple control panel and a customizable game list. See the direction and origin of in-game sounds and practice your enemy-pinpointing skill. Additionally, audio enhancement technology helps to clarify sounds, helping you to hear the distant sound of enemy footsteps
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
This motherboard features Intel Ethernet (I219V) for faster and smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering high TCP and UDP throughput. This helps reduce the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors for improved gaming connections and better throughput for online play, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges
GameFirst III
Victory and defeat are separated by just milliseconds, so GameFirst III prioritizes game-related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, helping to eliminate laggy gameplay, streaming stutters, and file-sharing slowdown. Choose from Optimization, Game, Media Streaming, or File Sharing presets and watch your network fly
Performance Level Up
GPU Boost
ASUS' GPU Boost technology lets you accelerate the H170 Pro Gaming's integrated GPU (iGPU) for improved graphics performance safely and easily via a user-friendly interface
Fan Xpert 3
Via five 4/3 pin (PWM/DC) combo fan connectors and five onboard thermal sensors, Fan Xpert 3 helps make sure every fan achieves a best balance of cooling performance and low noise. The H170 Pro Gaming also has a fan-extension (EXT) header for quick-and-easy fan upgrades
USB 3.1 Boost
This utility that helps automatically accelerate USB 3.1 for sequential read/write speeds of up to 854.6 / 863.9 MB/s. It requires to update USB 3.1 Boost to V1.08.02 or later version
LED Control
Customizing the audio and marque LEDs is easy: just flip the switches and pick the radio buttons that match your style and gaming mood
BIOS Design
EZ & Advanced Mode
The mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way. In EZ Mode you can get set up very quickly, applying the date and time, fan profiles and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory profiles. Switch to Advanced Mode to set up favorites and shortcuts, record and review recent changes with Last Modified or make notes in Quick Notes
CrashFree BIOS 3
Worry less about corrupted BIOS, as CrashFree BIOS 3 lets you restore a PC to working order - even when it won't boot
EZ Flash 3
Update the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS
Intelligent technology that effectively caches an entire storage device so that games and apps launch quickly, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times
Gamer's Guardian for Real World Protection
Digi+ VRM
Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) helps to ensure smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
All connection ports and DRAM are protected against overcurrent and short-circuit damage by onboard resettable fuses, helping to extend your motherboard's life
Highly Durable Components
ASUS uses high-quality chokes plus durable capacitors that are engineered to resist temperature variations of between -67 to 221°F / -55 to 105°C
Stainless Steel Back I/O
Crafted from chromium-plated, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the input/output (I/O) panel is three times longer than ordinary panels
Protect your hands from nicks and cuts
One clip to swap or secure your graphics card
One-sided clips mean handling memory modules is more user-friendly
Four LEDs indicate problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device and help you make a diagnosis
ESD Guards
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) could mean game over for your rig, so the H170 Pro Gaming is protected by ESD Guards to help actively prevent ESD - ensuring a longer component lifespan and providing system resilience.

- Keyboard and Mouse Connectors: Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes
- VGA Connector: Additional on-circuit ESD TVS
- USB 3.0/2.0 Connectors: On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages
- LAN Port: ESD TVS diode protection protects against extreme events, such as lightning strike
- Audio Connectors: Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits
Built for Gaming
The H170 Pro Gaming is built for play, shaped by professional gamers, and tested for gaming perfection. ASUS engineers and tests for high quality, longevity, performance, stability, and compatibility. ASUS engineers are avid gamers and combine their own passion with the skills and demands of players to create gaming features everyone will crave
The Power of Intel
Intel H170 Express Chipset
Intel H170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the H170 provides a maximum eight USB 3.0 ports, six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 32 Gb/s M.2, and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel H170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy Intel integrated graphics performance
Ready for 6th-Generation Intel LGA 1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA 1151 package, with graphics, memory, and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for improved graphics performance

ASUS H170 Specs

ChipsetIntel H170
CPU SocketLGA 1151
Back Panel I/O
USB2 x USB-A (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
2 x USB-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
2 x USB-A (USB 2.0)
Display1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x DVI-I
1 x VGA
Audio5 x 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller1 x Gigabit
PS/21 x Combo
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133 MHz
Maximum Capacity64 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
1 x SATA Express
M.21 x M Key 2230, 2260, 2280
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
4 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
3 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 6 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way, Quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling2 x 4-Pin CPU
3 x 4-Pin System
1 x Thermal Sensor
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin CPU
Front Panel I/O
Front Panel I/OAAFP
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Windows 8/8.1 (64-Bit)
Windows 7
Form FactorATX
Dimensions12 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 10.4 x 2.7"

ASUS H170 Reviews

excellent quality product

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-08

i got the best performance mixing this mobo with my i7 processor...i love it!

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will a Kingston HyperX Fury Red 4GB Memory Module work wit this?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, but please note the ATX form factor of the H170 PRO GAMING has 4 x DIMM slots that can support up to 64GB of 2133 MHz non-ECC.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does the motherboard support Samsung 970 evo 1tb?

Does the motherboard support Samsung 970 evo 1tb?
Asked by: Ahmad
Yes, the ASUS H170 PRO GAMING Motherboard has an M.2 port on the Motherboard. The SSD will be able to be mounted to it.
Answered by: Zev
Date published: 2022-02-01


Does this board support Intel Core Processor i7-6700K 4.00GHZ 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Skylake)?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this board will support the Intel Core Processor.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


This board only supports DDR4 up to 2133?Or can I use higher than that
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, only DDR4 memory type. You can use DDR4 with higher speed, but It will operate on 2133MHz because of the H170 chipset. Also check memory compatibility on ASUS site: ASUS H170 Pro Gaming/ Support/ Memory and Device support. Mine DDR4 from Crusial is not listed but it works.
Answered by: Nikolay G.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Is this motherboard support Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 3.0 GHz Quad-Core LGA 1151 Processor?
Asked by: Arsen M.
This board does not support Xeon E3-1220. For a list of boards that do support that CPU, please go to <a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: George L. ASUS Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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