When we first analyzed the Z170 chipset from Intel, we were pleased to see that it offered 26 high speed input/output ports, which included 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes and support for up to three PCIe storage devices in RAID. Although there are some limitations with the PCIe lanes (networking is limited to five specific lanes), this development opened up the landscape for motherboard manufacturers to develop interesting products and stretch their engineering muscle. In typical fashion, ASRock has gone straight in the deep end and taken like a duck to water with this Z170 Extreme7+. For $240 it offers three M.2 ports, all capable of PCIe 3.0 x4 and with RAID in mind, as well as some other interesting add-ons for USB 3.1.

Iwill WS133-N i810E Slot-1 ATX

While most users are looking for the best Athlon motherboard or the most reliable Apollo Pro 133A board, there are some out there that demand a highly integrated solution...

0 by Elliott Lee Hazen on 2/12/2000

EPoX EP-3VCA Apollo Pro 133A Socket-370 ATX

As the search for the perfect Apollo Pro 133A board continues, we take a look at a fairly solid solution from EPoX. With a strong history of producing...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/8/2000

ABIT VA6 Apollo Pro 133 Slot-1 ATX

As ABIT's first VIA based motherboard, the VA6 had the potential to be an impressive Apollo Pro 133 solution or a very disappointing one. Unfortunately, following in ABIT's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/8/2000

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