Core Gaming

SUPERO’s Core Gaming series does away with the nonsensical features, and focuses purely on the essentials for professionals, gamers, or anyone who seeks a solid, well-rounded board. By utilizing resources to better develop platform features instead of gimmicks, the Core Gaming series offers excellent performance matched with uncompromised reliability.
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C7Z170-SQ C7Z170-SQ
15µ Gold Plated Single CPU socket H4 (LGA 1151)
supports Intel® 6th Gen. Core™ i7/i5/i3 series, Intel® Celeron® and Intel® Pentium® Processor
PS/2 Port
6 x USB 2.0 (2 rear, 4 via headers)
HDMI 1.4b; Display Port 1.2; DVI-D
Triple Display Output Support
4K/Ultra HD Display Support
1 x Intel® Gbit Ethernet LAN Ports
6 x USB 3.0 (2 rear, 4 via header)
1 x USB 3.1 Type C
RealTek ALC 1150 HD Audio
Isolated Audio PCB
Server-grade CAPs
Red Strip LED)
1 x Thunderbolt AIC header
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (1 x 16 or dual x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot (x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 1 (in x4) slot
M.2 Socket 3 with M Key (PCI-e 3.0 x4 mode)
Supports 2260, 2280, and 22110 form factors
All digital server-grade VRM
Clear CMOS Button
BIOS Restore Button
Power Button
6 x SATA3 (6Gbps) Ports
Status LED for troubleshooting
Download the AMI status codes

From the high quality multi-layered PCB to the thick gold plated CPU socket and motherboard connectors, every aspect of the C7Z170-SQ has been optimized for stability, reliability, and endurance. 

Server Quality

Infused with server DNA, SUPERO motherboards offer unmatched reliability and durability paired with premium gaming features. Top shelf components optimize efficiency and improve thermal performance, enabling SUPERO motherboards to survive in treacherous environments where others have perished. As the backbone of your system, SUPERO motherboards offer the latest and greatest hardware implemented through world-class engineering, providing the quality you deserve with the features you desire.


The C7Z170-SQ offers a wide variety of PCI-E slot configurations (x1, x4, and x16), resulting in maximum flexibility to match your needs. Used for graphics, SSDs, or even RAID controllers, the Core Gaming boards are ready for anything, leaving no margin for error.


Traditional craftsmanship meets modern innovation in the C7Z170-SQ, ensuring unrivalled performance and limitless results.  The SUPERO motherboards are exceptionally well designed to micro-adjust its BCLK per 1MHz and reach the outer limits of your hardware capabilities with no compromise on stability and reliability.


The SUPERO Core Gaming C7Z170-SQ is equipped with the latest in storage technology, PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot. Throughput from x4 PCIe 3.0 lanes provides up to 32Gb/s of bandwidth for the latest in NAND storage technologies, compared to only 6Gb/s from SATA 3 and 10Gb/s from SATAExpress. 


Enjoy the sensation of breathtaking crystal clear sound with the integrated Realtek ALC1150 audio chip. Designed with full 7.1HD audio support, movies become richer, games become more realistic, and music has never sounded as natural. Beware of the goosebumps!


Signal integrity and stability is at its best in the C7Z170-SQ. The C7Z170-SQ is a perfectly machine-tooled for an unmatched gaming experience with 7.5x thicker gold-plated connectors for CPU, Graphics, Storage, and DRAM.


SUPERO carefully selects industry-leading components to provide the best products. The ultra-high quality NPCAP capacitors made by Nippon Chemi-Con are in a league of their own, featuring Super Low ESR, extended life cycle, and superb ripple rejection. These server-grade components elevate the C7Z170-SQ to one of the most reliable motherboards on the market.


With its elegant red design, the C7Z170-SQ brings out the very best of all your other precious hardware. The C7Z170-SQ is extremely stable. You can play, work, and run the machine 24/7 while enjoying its quality feature-set. All this packed in a stylish retail box worthy of its contents.


As you would expect from a high-quality product, the C7Z170-SQ has been thoroughly tested and validated for extreme conditions. The C7Z170-SQ has gone through extensive torture testing, so you can trust your SUPERO motherboard to never let you down, especially when you need it most. 

C7Z170-SQ Specifications

Product SKU C7Z170-SQ
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12" x 9.6", (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
CPU Core / Cache Intel® 7th/6th Gen Core i7/i5/i3 series, Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Pentium® processors; CPU TDP support up to 160W TDP Single Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Memory Capacity 4x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM slots Supports up to 64GB DDR4 Non-ECC Un-Buffered memory (UDIMM) in 4 DIMM slots
Memory Type Frequency up to 3200MHz (OC) non-ECC DDR4 SDRAM 72-bit, 288-pin (UDIMM) gold-plated DIMMs Support overclocking up to 3200MHz** Please check the operation manual for supported components
DIMM Sizes 16GB, 8GB, 4GB, 2GB, 1GB
Memory Voltage 1.2V
Chipset Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
On-Board SATA SATA3 via PCH w/ RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
On-Board Audio RealTek ALC1150 High Definition Audio
Network Controllers Intel® i219V Controller Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
Input/Output SATA 6x SATA3 (6Gbps) ports
LAN 1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
USB 6x USB 3.0 ports (2 rear, 4 via headers) 6x USB 2.0 ports (2 rear, 4 via headers) 1x USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Type C port (rear) 1x Thunderbolt AIC header
Input/Output Audio 7.1 HD Jacks
Display 1x DVI - D, 1x DP (Display Port), 1x HDMI
Serial Port / Header 1x COM port (header)
Temperature Monitoring for CPU and chassis environment CPU thermal trip support FC temperature sensing logic Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) support PECI
PCI-Express 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 (1 x16 or dual x8) slots 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4) slot 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 slot 2 PCIe 3.0 x1 (in x4) slots 1 PCIe M.2 (PCIe x4 2260/2280/22110)
BIOS Type 128Mb SPI Flash EEPROM with AMI BIOS
BIOS Features DMI (SMBIOS) 2.7 ACPI 5.0 USB Keyboard support
Software SuperDoctor® 5
Power Configurations ACPI / ACPM Power Management Main Switch Override Mechanism Power-on mode for AC power recovery Internal/External modem ring-on
Voltage Monitors for CPU Cores, +12V, +3.3V, +5V, +5V Standby, VBAT, HT, Memory, Chipset Voltages. 5-Phase-switching voltage regulator with auto-sense from 0.8375V-1.60V
FAN Total of five 4-pin fan headers supporting up to 5 fans 5x fans with tachometer status monitoring Status monitor for speed control Status monitor for on/off control Support 3-pin fans (w/o speed control) Low noise fan speed control Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) fan connectors
LED CPU / System Overheat LED +5V Standby alert LED
Other Features Chassis intrusion detection Chassis intrusion header


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“Along with the looks, the performance has been given an overhaul with the C7Z170-SQ taking the top spot in multiple benchmarks and the lead only being extended with an overclock.”

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“Supermicro is known for high quality, and their C7Z170-SQ exemplifies just that; bringing the latest in server components and digital PWM technology to a reasonably priced motherboard.”

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Supermicro C7Z170-SQ Review

"The C7Z170-SQ is a Z170 motherboard, where the vendor is using extremely high-end components. If you`re looking for a gaming-grade motherboards, which has been built and pre-tested according to server standards, then the C7Z170-SQ is an excellent choice."

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“With the “Server Quality” C7Z170-SQ you will receive a motherboard that was 100% stable in our testing, it was also the most energy friendly board we tested with very low IDLE and LOAD power consumption.”

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“Tests confirm the ‘server quality built for gaming’ is paying off in product quality. With the help of high end components, even the most high-end gamers will enjoy the audio signal and complete the gaming experience. Overclocking went well and did not show any problems.”

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Intel Z170 Motherboard Roundup

"...the Supermicro C7Z170-SQ proved to be a solid Z170 solution and the LatencyMon result was the best of any tested."

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" El caso concreto de la C7Z170-SQ, es la primera placa que el fabricante dedica al sector gaming, y eso hay que considerarlo como un paso importante para una compañía dedicada sobre todo al sector profesional."

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