Z270-P vs Z270-P for i5 7600k

I am getting ready to upgrade my cpu and motherboard. I am going to be upgrading to an i5 7600k. As I was looking for motherboards around my price range i notice the Z270-K and the Z270-P. the P is 30 dollars less on amazon but it has the same specs as the Z270-K. I was wondering what is the actual difference between the two?
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  1. Z170-K : at a glance, both the K and P look almost identical. Except with the implementation of ASMedia controller, it frees up some bandwidth for the maximum support of 3 displays from the iGPU, SATA Express port and you also get USB 3.1 Type A plus Type C on the side.

    source: https://www.custompcguide.net/the-differences-between-all-asus-mainstream-z170-motherboards/

    I hope this answered your question :)
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  2. shadowman248 said:
    I am getting ready to upgrade my cpu and motherboard. I am going to be upgrading to an i5 7600k. As I was looking for motherboards around my price range i notice the Z270-K and the Z270-P. the P is 30 dollars less on amazon but it has the same specs as the Z270-K. I was wondering what is the actual difference between the two?


    Only differences between the Z270-K and Z270-P motherboards are these:

    PCIe3.0 x1 and PCI slots (Quantity):
    K has 2x PCIe3.0 x1 slots and 2x PCI slots
    P has 4x PCIe3.0 x1 slots

    SATA Storage Connectors (Quantity):
    K have 6x SATAIII ports
    P have 4x SATAIII ports

    SATA Ports Orientation in Motherboard (for better cable routing):
    K has 2 out of 6 SATA ports oriented 90-deg.
    P does not have any of its SATA ports oriented 90-deg. (all are vertical)

    LAN Controller:
    K uses Intel I219V LAN Controller
    P uses Realtek RTL8111H LAN Controller

    Rear Panel USB Ports (Quantity and Types):
    K: 7x Total = 2x USB2.0 + 2x USB3.0 (Type-A) + 1x USB3.0 (Type-C) + 2x USB3.1 (Type-A) + 0x USB3.1 (Type-C)
    P: 6x Total = 2x USB2.0 + 4x USB3.0 (Type-A) + 0x USB3.0 (Type-C) + 0x USB3.1 (Type-A) + 0x USB3.1 (Type-C)

    Fan/Pump Headers (Total):
    K has 4x
    P has 3x

    It's up to you which ports/connections/features you need.
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