ASRock’s Z170 Extreme4 ships in packaging that is typical for the company’s ‘Extreme’ series products. The front side features a graphic and clear interpretation of the name, whilst the rear is home to a densely-packed array of specifications and product features.
One way to keep a budget motherboard hitting its pricing target is by offering a basic accessory bundle. ASRock does pretty much that by including four SATA cables, the rear IO shield, a screw for the M.2 connector, and a rigid SLI bridge.
While the bundle is undeniably basic, it should do the job for most users buying this calibre of motherboard. I am very pleased to report that the rigid SLI bridge should fit suitably inside a colour-matched gaming rig thanks to ASRock’s use of a dark black shade, rather than an ugly brown.
The standard affair of hardware and software manuals is provided alongside a drivers CD and a black and gold case sticker.