They say the best things come in small packages. That's apparently the goal ASRock has in mind with its just-announced Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard.
The Gaming-ITX/ac looks to be a bag'o'goodies.
The basics are a LGA 1151 socket and two full-sized DDR4 DIMMs, along with a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. For storage, ASRock provides a total of six SATA ports (with one of them pulling double duty as a SATA Express connector) and an M.2 PCIe 4.0x slot. The itty-bitty mobo features a DisplayPort 1.2 output and two HDMI ports, one of which is version 2.0, allowing for 4K resolutions at 60 Hz. Peripheral connectivity comes in the form of six USB 3.0 ports (plus a headers for another two) along with USB 3.1 10 Gbps Type A and Type C ports.
That's not all. Network connectivity is also abundant, with an Intel Ethernet adapter and a 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi card which sits on a Mini-PCIe slot. The analog audio path contains ELNA capacitors, and DTS Connect handles digital multi-channel audio encoding duties.
The ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac is available immediately for $185 at Newegg.