Overall Score 4  

Quarter by Quarter

Our usual quarter by quarter look at the layout. We do not see any major issues, though the SATA ports have multiple cable angles due to the SATA Express and the SATA ports all being on various edges of the motherboard. You have three PWM fan headers and that’s a good thing, however, two are positioned in full view above the graphics card, and if you like cable management, that’s going to annoy you.

BIOS

Asus Z170M Plus

Asus claim their UEFI BIOS is the smoothest and slickest mouse controlled graphics BIOS, and we’d have to agree. When we review other motherboards Bios, this is the standard we look for.

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