iGame Z370 Vulkan Motherboard Review

/ 3 years ago

« Previous Page

Next Page »

A Closer Look

The Vulkan is one of the coolest looking motherboards in its class. It’s not too over the top, but the aggressive angles, black PCB, and the chunky heatsinks all add up to a cool design. For anyone building a gaming system, it’s sure to look great in their system no matter what hardware is hooked up to it.

DSC 6680

There are two chunky heatsinks for the CPU power delivery hardware. If you look closely, you’ll also see a thick heat pipe linking the two blocks together. Of course, this should help the motherboard keep nice and cool while overclocking, which is always welcome.

DSC 6681

There are four DDR4slots on this motherboard, more than enough for most system builds, but all pretty straightforward. What’s really cool is the inclusion of onboard power and reset controls, as well as a three digit BIOS Debug LED. These are great tools to have while overclocking and should make your life easier when things go wrong.

DSC 6682

Tucked into the bottom right, you’ll find six SATA ports, as well as a few more fan and USB headers. However, there’s also a control for the BIOS switch, which is another great tool for overclocking. Furthermore, should one BIOS stuff it mid-update, at least you have a spare that can save your system.

DSC 6683

M.2 and Optane Support

There are two M.2 drive mounts on this motherboard. The first one is here, with this custom M.2 heatsink design that looks absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, the lower M.2 mount does not have a heatsink. Of course, you can use these for either M.2 storage device or the latest Intel Optane drives.

DSC 6684

The chipset shroud features a cool logo design on the top. Of course, what’s the point in gaming hardware if it doesn’t have RGB! Don’t worry, it does have RGB, and you can see the little hookup cable on the top left to provide it.

DSC 6685

Multi-GPU Support

There are three full-size PCIe slots, and three 1x slots here, giving you plenty of room for expansion cards. The top two are well spaced, making plenty of room for thicker cards, but those running dual-slot cards should be able to install three GPUs here easily enough.

DSC 6686

Some cool features on the bottom row too, including one I’ve never seen built-in as a switch before. First, you’ll find the Quick OC button and BIOS Set, which is straightforward enough. However, there’s also a BIOS Update function, which is pretty cool and should make that process easier for some users.

DSC 6687

The rear I/O is well equipped too, delivering a plethora of USB ports, as well as a PS2 connection.

DSC 6688

« Previous Page

Next Page »

Topics: , , , , , ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

Send this to a friend