From defeating your opponents in battle to creating the perfect CGI landscape, the Intel® H170 chipset and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor provide you with the tools to make your dreams a reality. From content creation to gaming, the Intel H170 chipset provides you with the power and performance you need.

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Intel® H170 Chipset Features at a Glance

Feature Benefit
Support for the 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors Supports the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0,1 Intel® Pentium® processors, and Intel® Celeron® processors.
Intel® Ready Mode Technology2 Provides quick access to your PC with applications that are up-to-date and constantly connected.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)3
With additional hard drives added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video, and data files, and data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 0, 5, and 10. Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for PCI Express* Storage2 Enables Intel® Rapid Storage Technology features with PCI Express*-based SSDs.
Intel® Smart Sound Technology2 Integrated digital signal processor (DSP) for audio offload and audio/voice features.
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)4 Integrated audio support enables premium digital surround sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.
Intel® Smart Response Technology2 Implements storage I/O caching for fast response times of application startup and quick access to user data.
Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Integrated USB 3.0 support, provides greater enhancement in performance with a design data rate of up to 5 Gb/s with up to six USB 3.0 ports.5
Universal Serial Bus 2.0 High-Speed USB 2.0 support with a design data rate of up to 480 Mb/s with up to 14 USB 2.0 ports.
Serial ATA (SATA) 6 Gb/s Next-Generation high-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access with up to six SATA ports.5
Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gb/s High-Speed storage interface supporting up to six SATA ports.
Intel® Device Protection Technology with Boot Guard6 Helps protect the system’s pre-OS environment from viruses and malicious software attacks.
eSATA SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. Provides a link for 3 Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks found with current external storage solutions.
SATA port disable Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature helps provide added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.
PCI Express 3.0 interface Offers up to 8 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to eight PCI Express 3.0 x15 ports, configurable as x2, x4, and x8 depending on desktop motherboard designs.
USB Port Disable Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature helps provide added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports.
Intel® Integrated 10/100/1000 MAC Support for the Intel® Ethernet Connection I217-V.
Green technology Manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free7 component packages.

Product and Performance Information

1

Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is the next generation of Turbo Boost Technology and is only available on 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors. Consult your notebook manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

2

Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at www.intel.com/txt.

3

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) requires the computer to have an Intel® RST-enabled chipset, the RAID controller in the BIOS enabled, and the Intel RST software driver installed. Please consult your system vendor for more information.

4

Requires an Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer for more information. Sound quality will depend on equipment and actual implementation. For more information about Intel® HD Audio, refer to www.intel.com/design/chipsets/hdaudio.htm.

5

Actual number of ports available may vary by system configuration. Please consult your system vendor for more information.  

6

No computer system can provide absolute security. Requires an enabled Intel® processor, enabled chipset, firmware, and software, and may require a subscription with a capable service provider (may not be available in all countries). Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any other damages resulting thereof. Consult your service provider for availability and functionality. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/anti-theft. Consult your system manufacturer and/or software vendor for more information.

7

As compared to other PC I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire*. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Must use a Thunderbolt™-enabled device. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/thunderbolt/thunderbolt-technology-developer.html.