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The G1 GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 MicroATX Motherboard from Gigabyte supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel Core processors and incorporates AMP-UP Audio Technology, which provides a high level of onboard audio capabilities. With AMP-UP Audio, gamers and audiophiles can get crisp, realistic sound effects while gaming and when listening to their favorite music and movies. The motherboard utilizes high-end Nichicon audio capacitors that deliver high-quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create realistic sound effects for professional gamers.
The ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec that delivers immersive sound with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get high audio quality from their PC. It provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1-channel sound playback, plus two channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. The included Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite offers premium audio quality, effects, and features for gamers. The board comes with Killer E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.
AMP-UP Audio Technology provides high level of onboard audio features and technologies. With AMP-UP Audio, gamers and audiophiles are able to experience crisp and realistic sound effects while gaming, and when listening to their favorite music and movies.
Nichicon audio capacitors deliver high-quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create realistic sound effects for professional gamers
The ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec that delivers a remarkable audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get high audio quality from their PC. The ALC1150 provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1-channel sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Two stereo ADCs are integrated and can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Beam Forming (BF), and Noise Suppression (NS) technologies. The ALC1150 incorporates Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve Front differential output 115dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback (DAC) quality and 104dB SNR recording (ADC) quality.
Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite is a powerful audio platform offering premium audio quality, effects and features for gamers. It features SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies, which is designed to give you an immersive audio experience.
Separation on the PCB layer protects the board's sensitive analog audio components. Separate analog and digital ground to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). LED trace path lighting illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
USB DAC-UP provides clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. It takes advantage of an isolated power source and minimizes potential fluctuations and ensures an immersive audio experience.
Gold-plated audio and HDMI connectors offer improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold has remarkable signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use. The audio controller is also shielded by a gold-plated cover which eliminates electrostatic interference.
The Killer E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros is a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.
Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFire or SLI action, delivering detailed graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand high frame rates without compromising on resolution.
Onboard SATA Express features data transfer rates of up to 10Gb/s, considerably higher than SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s), which won't bottleneck faster NAND flash technologies in cutting edge SSDs. SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI-Express and SATA to provide much higher bandwidth, allowing SATA Express based drives to perform at similar speeds as PCI-Express based drives.
Motherboard comes equipped with an onboard M.2 slot, providing users PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 10Gb/s data transfer speeds, M.2 offers users considerably faster storage performance than mSATA and even SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s) storage devices.
APP Center gives you easy access to wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, APP Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system.
Comes equipped with a gold-plated CPU socket that offers reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts
Game Controller allows you to define your own hotkeys and change the mouse sensitivity, helping you make the most out of your keyboard and mouse in games
Support for Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors, Intel Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1150 package L3 cache varies with CPU
Intel Z97 Express Chipset
4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 3100(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
Due to a Windows 32-bit OS limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
Integrated Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics support:
1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @ 24 Hz or 2560x1600 @ 60 Hz
Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
Maximum shared memory of 512MB
DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter Support for HDMI 1.4a version
Realtek ALC1150 codec
TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifier
Support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF Out
Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
Support for 2-Way AMD CrossFire and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology
1 x M.2 PCIe connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe SSD support)
1 x SATA Express connector
6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x M.2 PCIe connector
1 x SATA Express connector
6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
3 x system fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x audio gain control switch
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
iTE I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring: System voltage detection
CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
CPU/System overheating warning
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
2 x 64 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0