Intel 6th gen ASUS Motherboards

Choosing a motherboard for Hackintosh sometimes can be really hard. Installing Mac OS X on any non-Apple hardware, also known as building a Hackintosh, used to be a complicated process. It required extremely limited hardware and a lot of know-how to get the process right. However, now the options are vast and the installation very simple, though it’s still important to purchase compatible parts if you want to build a Hackintosh.

Here we make a list with Full compatible motherboard’s with OS X to make your building and choosing hardware more easy.


ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1

Below is a long list of specifications from the ASUS website for the Sabertooth. From the looks of the list, I would imagine things are present and accounted for. At a high level, the ATX sized Z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM with speeds up to 2400 MHz. As far as storage, there are plenty of options here with a total of eight SATA III 6 Gb/s ports (six native to the Intel chipset and two on the ASMedia controller) along with two SATA Express. The board supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, on the six Intel ports as well.

For GPU support, there are three full length PCIe slots allowing quad CrossfireX and SLI support (with dual GPU cards), otherwise it is a dual configuration with NVIDIA and up to three-way CrossfireX with AMD. On the USB side of things, the board supports a total of six USB3.0/2.0 ports (two on the back panel, blue, and four mid-board) and another eight USB2.0/1.1 ports (four on the back panel, black, and four mid-board). For USB3.1 the Sabertooth has two ports using the ASMedia controller. The first is on the back panel, teal, and is a Type-A. The other, also on the back panel, is Type-C and reversible.

For LAN connectivity, ASUS uses the new Intel I219-V NIC and a Realtek RTL8111H.

Last but not least, the audio used is the solid Realtek ALC1150 codec featuring Crystal Sound 3

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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1

  • USB 3.1 onboard: One Type-A port plus a reversible Type-C port
  • Thermal Armor with Flow Valve – Strengthen your ability. Totally boosted airflow.
  • TUF Fortifier – Damage Protection and Improved Cooling
  • TUF Detective 2 – system information at your fingertips
  • TUF ICe & Thermal Radar 2 – Total cooling system
  • Dust Defenders – Repel the Dust, Expand the Lifespan
  • TUF Components [TUF 10K Ti-Caps, TUF Alloy Chokes & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard

 


ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger

The very first Z170 motherboard that managed to sneak into our test lab is the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Ranger. It is the second iteration to last year’s Z97 Maximus VII Ranger that has been polished with the latest technology from Republic of Gamers.

Despite being the cheapest board in ROG’s lineup, the new Ranger comes with plethora of features such as ASUS’s renowned 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, 2nd generation T-Topology and OC design, beefier SupremeFX 2015 audio solution with intuitive Sonic Studio II, lightning-fast Intel Gigabit Ethernet featuring LANGuard and GameFirst III technology, as well as high grade components to ensure maximum durability and many more.

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ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger

  • LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
  • Dual DDR4 3400 (OC) support.
  • Best gaming performance – 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, 2nd-generation T-Topology and OC design
  • Best gaming audio – reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II.
  • Best gaming networking – best-in-class Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technology.
  • Best gaming protection – carefully-selected premium components to ensure maximum durability.
  • ROG gives you more – more gaming-oriented utilities, all free!

 


ASUS Maximus VIII Hero

ASUS’s Maximus Hero series is known for being the more mainstream ROG motherboard, not as extreme as well the “Extreme”, and not as tiny as the Gene, the Hero provides a balance of features and quality that is appealing to many enthusiasts. Follow me as I venture into my first Z170 chipset motherboard review with the ASUS Maximus VIII Hero.

The Maximus VIII Hero has many features, and most of them are direct from the PCH. ASUS includes Intel’s latest NIC for LAN connectivity and a PCI-E 3.0 4x M.2 slot for super-fast storage. Among other appealing features the Maximus VIII Hero carries ASUS’s latest iteration of SupremeFX audio, 2-way graphics support, and USB 3.1 type-C and type-A ports on the backpanel. The board provides 8 SATA 6Gb/s ports, four of which can turn into two SATA Express ports. The board also supports a total of six USB 3.0 ports, four of which come from internal headers.

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ASUS Maximus VIII Hero

  • LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
  • Dual DDR4 3733 (OC) support.
  • Best gaming performance – 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, 2nd-generation T-Topology and OC design
  • Best gaming audio – reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II.
  • Best gaming networking – best-in-class Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technology.
  • Best gaming protection – carefully-selected premium components to ensure maximum durability.
  • ROG gives you more – more gaming-oriented utilities, all free!

 


ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming

The ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING continues the design trend from the earlier PRO GAMER series. The PRO GAMING line resumes the use of the signature red on black. The PRO GAMING line differs in many ways from the ROG lineup in many ways, mostly subtle, but the most obvious physical difference is that where the Z170 ROGs are heavily armored right now, the PRO GAMING lineup sticks to traditional design. The ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING features a 10-phase PWM cooled by a stylized but rather simple heatsink. It also features support for USB 3.1 Type-C connectors.

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ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming

  • LGA1151 socket for 6th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors
  • Dual DDR4 3400 (OC) support
  • PRO Clock technology, 5-Way Optimization and 2nd-generation T-Topology: Easy and stable overclocking
  • SupremeFX: Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
  • Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard & GameFirst III: Top-speed protected networking
  • RAMCache: Speed up your game loads
  • USB 3.1 Type A/C & M.2: Ultra-speedy transfers for faster gaming
  • Gamer’s Guardian: Highly-durable components and smart DIY features
  • Sonic Radar ll: Scan and detect your enemies to dominate

 


ASUS Z170-A

The ASUS Z170-A is basically an economically priced version of the Z170-Deluxe we reviewed recently. While it may be slimmed down a bit, it still offers a lot of features and full support for the new Skylake processors. If you’re looking to get into the Skylake/Z170 platform and not break the bank while doing so, ASUS thinks they have just what you need in the Z170-A.

Other than the USB 3.1 controller and audio solution, just about everything is native to the Z170 chipset. No corners were cut on the LAN controller with the use of Intel’s latest I219V solution. SATA Express and an M.2 x4 storage connectivity complement the six SATA 6 GB/s ports to maximize storage options. Fast memory speeds are supported via XMP, and up to 64 GB of DDR4 can be installed. The motherboard also supports NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFireX in a number of different configurations.

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ASUS Z170-A

  • 5-Way Optimization: One click to optimize your entire system; plus a dedicated onboard water-pump header
  • ASUS Pro Clock Technology: Extends base clocks and improves stability for extreme overclocking
  • Crystal Sound 3, Intel LAN and Turbo LAN: Flawless audio and low-latency networking
  • USB 3.1 onboard: One Type-A port plus a reversible Type-C port
  • 5X Protection II: Advanced hardware safeguards

 


ASUS Z170-Deluxe

The Z170-Deluxe is decked out with all the latest storage options including SATA 6 GB/s, a M.2 port that supports both SATA and PCI-E interface drives, NVMe U.2 Device support, and a host of USB support that features six USB 3.1 ports at the back panel (five Type A and one Type C). The Skylake platform introduces DDR4 support to a mainstream platform for the first time, and you can see the Z170-Deluxe supports fast memory speeds. The motherboard also comes with dual Intel LAN jacks and the Realtek ALC1150 CODEC. The gaming crowd will appreciate the SLI and CrossFireX support the Z170-Deluxe offers, which can be as much as Quad SLI/CrossFireX if you have a pair of dual core graphics cards. All in all, a pretty impressive set of features seen here.

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ASUS Z170-Deluxe

  • 5-Way Optimization: One click optimizes your entire system with a dedicated water-pump header on board
  • ASUS Pro Clock Technology: Extends base clocks and improves stability for extreme overclocking
  • 6 USB 3.1 onboard: 5 Type-A ports and 1 reversible Type-C port
  • Dual 32Gbit/s ultra-fast M.2 x4: Onboard and PCIe add-in card
  • Hyper Kit: Bundled for instant U.2 support

 


ASUS Z170-K

 The ASUS Z170-K Motherboard is a gaming motherboard offering lots of value with the very best technology at an affordable price. Based on the Intel Z170 Chipset it supports Intel’s new 6th Generation Skylake LGA1151 processor and up to 64GB of DDR4 Memory it is built for gaming,. The ASUS Z170-K Motherboard will allow you to unleash your systems full gaming potential with performance boosting overclocking features such as ASUS’ exclusive 5-Way Optimization auto-tuning technology, ASUS T-topology and Pro Clock Technology.

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ASUS Z170-K

  • 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection
  • DDR4 memory overclocked to 3466MHz
  • Onboard USB 3.1 Gen 2 for 10Gbit/s data transfer speeds
  • Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface
  • Epic gaming audio with LED-illuminated shielding
  • Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
  • Fan Xpert 3 advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance


ASUS Z170-P D3

ASUS Z170-P D3 support 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 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 great graphics performance.

ASUS Z170-P D3 support Intel® Z170 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, Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you’ll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

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ASUS Z170-P D3

  • 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection
  • DDR3/DDR3L memory compatibility
  • Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface
  • Epic gaming audio with LED-illuminated shielding
  • Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
  • Fan Xpert 2+ advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance

 


ASUS H170 PRO GAMING

ASUS H170 PRO GAMING support  6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 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 great graphics performance.

ASUS H170 PRO GAMING support Intel® H170 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, H170 provides a maximum eight USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/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 the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

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ASUS H170 PRO GAMING

  • LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Core i5 / Core i3, Pentium® and Celeron Processors
  • Dual DDR4 2133 support
  • SupremeFX: Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
  • Sonic Radar ll: Scan and detect your enemies to dominate
  • Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst III: Top-speed protected networking
  • RAMCache: Speed up your game loads
  • Gamer’s Guardian: Highly-durable components and smart DIY features
  • USB 3.1 Type-A/C and M.2: Ultra-speedy transfers for faster gaming

 


ASUS H170-PLUS D3

ASUS H170-PLUS D3 support 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 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 great graphics performance.

ASUS H170-PLUS D3 support Intel® H170 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, H170 provides a maximum eight USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/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 the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

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ASUS H170-PLUS D3

  • 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection
  • DDR3/DDR3L memory compatibility
  • Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface
  • Epic gaming audio with noise-isolation design
  • Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
  • Easy PC DIY with safe motherboard-mounting design
  • Fan Xpert 2+ advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance


ASUS Maximus VIII Gene

As you can see, everything you’d expect from a Z170 chipset motherboard is present and accounted for. Officially, memory support goes as high as DDR4-3733 MHz with a total capacity of 64 GB. Multi-GPU support for up to Quad-SLI/CrossfireX is present, although you’d need a pair of dual-GPU graphics cards to obtain that. There are plenty of storage options including six SATA 6 GB/s ports, two SATA Express ports, and a M.2 socket that supports both SATA and PCI-E mode. Additional storage options are available through the eight USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, and two USB 3.1 connections. The audio is provided by the ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-channel HDA CODEC. Lots of goodies packed into this mATX form factor motherboard for sure.

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ASUS Maximus VIII Gene

  • LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
  • Dual DDR4 3733 (OC) support.
  • Best gaming performance – 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning, 2nd-generation T-Topology and OC design
  • Best gaming audio – reinvented SupremeFX 2015 with intuitive Sonic Studio II.
  • Best gaming networking – best-in-class Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst technology.
  • Best gaming protection – carefully-selected premium components to ensure maximum durability.
  • ROG gives you more – more gaming-oriented utilities, all free!

 


ASUS Z170M-E D3

ASUS Z170M-E D3 support  6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 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 great graphics performance.

ASUS Z170M-E D3 support Intel® Z170 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, Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you’ll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

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ASUS Z170M-E D3

  • 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-around protection
  • DDR3/DDR3L memory compatibility
  • Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface
  • Epic gaming audio with noise-isolation design
  • Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
  • Fan Xpert 2+ advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance

 


ASUS Z170M-PLUS

ASUS Z170M-PLUS support 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 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 great graphics performance.

ASUS Z170M-PLUS support Intel® Z170 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, Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you’ll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

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ASUS Z170M-PLUS

  • 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection
  • DDR4 memory overclocked to 3466MHz
  • Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface
  • USB Type-C for convenient connectivity
  • Epic gaming audio with noise-isolation design
  • Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
  • Fan Xpert 3 advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance

 


ASUS H170M-E D3

ASUS H170M-E D3 support 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 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 great graphics performance.

ASUS H170M-E D3 support Intel® H170 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, H170 provides a maximum eight USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/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 the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

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ASUS H170M-E D3

  • 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection
  • DDR3/DDR3L memory compatibility
  • Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface
  • Epic gaming audio with noise-isolation design
  • Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
  • Easy PC DIY with safe motherboard-mounting design
  • Fan Xpert 2+ advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance

 


ASUS H170I-PLUS D3

ASUS H170I-PLUS D3 support 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 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 great graphics performance.

ASUS H170I-PLUS D3 support Intel® Z170 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, Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you’ll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

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ASUS H170I-PLUS D3

  • 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection
  • DDR3/DDR3L memory compatibility
  • 2×2 Dual-Band 802.11ac + BT4.0 connectivity
  • Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 3
  • Fan Xpert 2+ advanced fan controls for ultimate cooling and silent performance
  • Lightning-fast M.2 with PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface

 


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