Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX Motherboard

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Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX Motherboard

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  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA 1151 Socket
  • Intel Z170 Chipset
  • Supports 6th Gen Intel Processors
  • Supports DDR4-3466 (OC) Memory
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
  • Two PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2, USB 3.1 Ports
  • Atheros Killer E2201 Gigabit LAN
  • TI Burr Brown Amp, SLI Bridge
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The Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX Motherboard provides you with a vast amount of features for building a reliable gaming system, utilizing high-performance components. It comes with an LGA 1151 socket and an Intel Z170 chipset to support Intel's 6th-generation line of processors. Gigabyte has equipped this motherboard with four DIMM slots that support DDR4 technologies so you can populate these slots with up to 64GB of 2133 MHz memory modules. To deliver data quickly to the processor and RAM, this motherboard provides two 32 Gb/s PCIe x4 M.2 slots and allows you to configure them into a RAID array. If you want to use your existing drives, it comes with six SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors and three SATA Express 16 Gb/s connectors. It also comes with two USB 3.1 ports that transfer data at a rate of up to 10 Gb/s. One of these ports is built using a type-C form factor, which has a reversible design and is smaller than the other type-A USB 3.1 port.

This Gaming 3 motherboard sports three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots to support multiple graphics cards linked via 2-way SLI or 2-way/3-way CrossFire. Additionally, three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots are available. With integrated Intel HD graphics and the motherboard's HDMI port, you can view 4K visuals on your 4K-compatible display. To complete the multimedia experience, Realtek ALC1150 delivers high quality audio with the use of Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3. You also get a TI Burr Brown amp to enhance the sound quality further. With these audio features, you will be immersed in clearer sounds and music through the motherboard's five audio jacks and an optical S/PDIF Out connector.

Network connectivity is achieved using an Atheros Killer E2201 Gigabit LAN controller that helps you win your online competitions by prioritizing the network traffic. Other connections include three USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports as well as a VGA port, DVI-D port, and a PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port. Furthermore, Gigabyte provides Easy Tune that overclocks your components and Cloud Station, which communicates with mobile devices.

Intel USB 3.1 Controller
This Intel controller utilizes two PCI Express 3.0 lanes to provide a data transfer rate of 10 Gb/s for the USB 3.1 ports, which are twice as fast as USB 3.0. One of these USB 3.1 ports features a small, reversible type-C design that allows you connect the very first time. You can also purchase a separately sold type-C to DisplayPort 1.2 cable. In addition, these ports are backwards compatible with existing USB devices.
Realtek ALC1150 HD Audio
The ALC1150 is a multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec that delivers up to 115 dB SNR, offering HD quality audio from your computer. It 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 integrated stereo ADCs can record at 104 dB SNR and can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Beam Forming, and Noise Suppression technologies.
Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
Gigabyte includes the Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite, which is an audio platform offering quality audio effects and features for gamers.
Upgradable OP-AMP
You can further customize the sound quality based upon your needs with a wide variety of optional OP-Amps. The onboard Gain Boost selector switches allow you to select standard 2.5x or high-amplification 6x mode, which is suitable for high impedance speakers and headphones.
Audio Capacitors
Japanese branded Nichicon audio capacitors are used to offer sound resolution and sound expansion to help create realistic sound effects.
USB DAC-UP
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.
Killer E2200 LAN Controller
This Gaming 3 motherboard features the Killer E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, an adaptive Gigabit Ethernet controller that offers smoother online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.
Multiple Graphics Cards Support
You can install multiple graphics cards linked via 2-Way SLI or 3-Way CrossFire.
PCIe Metal Shielding
Gigabyte reinforces the PCIe connectors with a one-piece stainless steel shield that provides extra strength to support heavier graphics cards.
Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
This motherboard comes with two M.2 slots that run on the PCI Express lanes, which allow each slot to transfer data at rate of 32 Gb/s. You can also configure your drives connected via M.2 in a RAID array.
Turbo B-Clock
The onboard TURBO B-Clock Tuning IC enables you to change the BCLK frequency from 90 to 200 MHz.
SATA Express
SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI-Express and SATA to provide much higher bandwidth, featuring data transfer rates of up to 16 Gb/s.
Gigabyte App Center Including EasyTune and Cloud Station Utilities
Access Gigabyte apps via the APP Center, which can help you get the most of your Gigabyte motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, Gigabyte APP Center allows you to launch all Gigabyte apps installed on your system.

EasyTune app - is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows you to fine-tune the system's settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

Gigabyte Cloud Station - is composed of several unique apps, which allows your smart phone/tablet device to communicate, share resources, and control desktop PCs via wireless connection.
15μ Gold-Plated CPU Socket Design
To provide reliability and longevity, the CPU socket has been gold-plated to help prevent corroded pins and bad contacts when used longer than an average workday.
4K HD HDMI Support
This motherboard provides native 4K support with an integrated Intel HD Graphics via a HDMI port. This High-Definition Multimedia Interface provides up to 5 Gb/s of bandwidth for transmitting video and 8-channels of audio all through a single cable. Capable of transmitting uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI ensures rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI is compatible with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
Bundled Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel Smart Response Technology
UPC: 889523001639
In the Box
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX Motherboard
  • Motherboard Driver Disk
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • 2-Way SLI Bridge Connector
  • G Connector
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Processor Supported Supports Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package
    Chipset Intel Z170 Express chipset
    Memory 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Support for DDR4 3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz memory modules
    Support for ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    Support for non-ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
    Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    Onboard Graphics Integrated Intel HD Graphics supported
    1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    1 x HDMI 1.4 port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
    Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    Audio Realtek ALC1150 codec
    TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifier
    Support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
    High Definition Audio
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
    1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
    1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots
    Multi-Graphics Technology Support for 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology
    Storage Interface 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
    3 x SATA Express connectors
    6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
    USB 7 x USB 3.0/2.0 (3 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

    Chipset+Intel USB 3.1 Controller:
    1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 support
    1 x USB 3.1 port on the back panel
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
    3 x SATA Express connectors
    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 S/PDIF Out header
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    1 x Thunderbolt add-in card connector
    1 x Serial port header
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x Audio gain control switch
    Back Panel Connectors 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    1 x D-Sub port
    1 x DVI-D port
    1 x HDMI port
    1 x USB 3.1 type-C port
    1 x USB 3.1 port
    3 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    2 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)
    I/O Controller 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/Chipset overheating warning
    CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
    CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
    BIOS 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
    Supported Features APP Center
    Q-Flash
    Smart Switch
    Xpress Install
    Operating System Supported Windows 7, 8.1, 10
    Dimensions 12.0 x 9.3" / 30.5 x 23.5 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 10.3 x 2.8"

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