Asus augments its Z170 chipset series with something affordable
Since I covered the Skylake processor and its associated platform, I’ve been hunting for a motherboard that delivers an optimal intersection of price and performance.
Cheap H110- or H170 motherboards are good, but they lack overclocking features and PCIe lanes, among other things. The answer is the Z170 chipset, but the price puts many people off, with a few designs being well over £300.
But the Asus Z170-A costs less than £120, uses the same chipset and has many of the more desirable high-end features. So is the Asus Z179-A a bargain or are you missing out in some subtle way with it?