The motherboard is a premium offering from the manufacturer and comes with a highly impressive feature-set. Key highlights include dual-channel DDR4 memory support with DDR4 Boost Technology, 5-phase VRM, and onboard 8-channel 115dBA SNR CODEC audio.
The Z170I Gaming Pro AC offers an M.2 slot with 32 Gb/s PCIe bandwidth and four SATA 6Gb/s ports for connecting storage devices. For networking, you get a standard gigabit Ethernet controller, 802.11 ac, and Bluetooth 4.0. There is a dedicated USB 2.0 port for connecting USB headsets, and a total of six USB 3.0 ports for connecting various devices and peripherals.
Expansions slots on offer include a single PCI-Express 3.0 x16, an mPCIe slot, and an M.2 that features PCI-Express 3.0 x4 wiring.