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Colorful Introduces iGame Z170 YMIR-G Gaming Motherboard

Motherboard and video card manufacturer Colorful has announced the latest from their iGame motherboard line using a Z10 chipset: The iGame Z170 YMIR-G Gaming motherboard. The ATX sized solution tries to live up to its “gaming” moniker by having a PS/2 port, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots and Killer E2200 +Intel i211 dual-LAN network solution. It also features a 14-phase VRM and onboard controls for those who would rather overclock instead.

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Upon first glance, I thought the VRM heatsink had water-cooling support but might actually just be part of the look. They look more like hex screws rather than barbs, designed so that maintenance is easier without having to unscrew the heatsinks from the back. Nonetheless, the VRM cooling looks quite beefy and there are covers for most of the motherboard’s parts as well a la ASUS’ TUF series boards. It also lights up with the onboard LEDs having the ability to switch between red, green or blue color options.

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The iGame Z170 YMIR-G is also equipped with USB 3.1 Type-C and M.2 slot so it is compatible with the latest in high-speed storage whether internal or external. The audio is using a Realtek ALC1150 with special audio capacitors used as well.

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Unfortunately for users in US/Canada however, Colorful is only available currently in APAC and EU regions but then again distribution deals can always be worked out and one might just find it available in this side of the pond.

Specifications

Chipset Intel Z170
Processor support Intel LGA 1151 processorsTDP:125W
Memory 4 DIMM slots,support DDR4 dual channel 2133/2400(OC) /2600(OC) /2800(OC)/3000(OC)/3600(OC) MHZ memory slot
Graphics 3 PCI Express3.0X16 slots
Board I/O I/O: 1 PS2 combo port,4*USB3.0,2*USB3.1,8*USB2.0, 2*RJ45 1000M LAN,6 audio ports(8-ch support) 1*DisplayPort,1*HDMI; onboard: 2*9-pin USB2.0 headers, 1*19-pin USB3.1 header,1*9-pin COM header,Note:1、all usb ports(Does not include the red USB2.0 ports)support Off charge! 2、front USB2.0 header support Fast Charge
Expansion Slots 3*PCI Express3.0X1 slot, 3*PCI Express3.0X16 slot,1*PCIE M.2 slot
SATA Ports 6*SATA3.0 6Gb/s ports(support RAID0/1/5/10)2*SATA Express 32Gb/s ports
BIOS 128M UEFI
Power Management 14 phase power supply, support 125W processors
Hardware Monitor CPU Fan speed Controlled,SYSTEM Fan speed Monitoring,CPU Temperature Monitoring,System Temperature Monitoring,and Voltage monitoring
LAN Killer E2201+Intel i211 dual 1000M LAN
Audio ALC1150
Configuration 305*244.7mm ATX
Other Features Colorful Netlive4.0,PXE

For more information, visit: http://en.colorful.cn/product.aspx?mid=102&category_id=241

Ron Perillo

Ron is a non-binary tech writer that presently identifies as a reviewer but is currently transitioning toward modding.

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