Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 Extended ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 Extended ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 Extended ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 Extended ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 Extended ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Extended ATX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA 1151 Socket
  • Intel Z170 Chipset
  • Supports 6th Gen Intel Processors
  • Supports DDR4-3666 (OC) Memory
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
  • Two PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2, USB 3.1 Ports
  • Dual Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Creative Sound Core 3D, JRC & Ti Amps
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Gigabyte Z170X overview

  • 1Description

Gigabyte's GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 Extended ATX Motherboard features an Intel LGA 1151 socket and an Intel Z170 chipset, so you can build a gaming system with a 6th generation Intel processor and DDR4 memory modules. This motherboard delivers realistic sound effects and crisp music by utilizing a Creative Sound Core3D chipset with SBX Pro Studio, Nichicon and WIMA capacitors, and OP-AMPs. To provide you with the best networking speed, Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro prioritizes the motherboard's 802.11ac Wi-Fi and two Gigabit LAN controllers. Moreover, this motherboard has M.2 slots and USB 3.1 ports that use the PCI Express 3.0 lanes to deliver data quickly to your system.

The Gaming G1 motherboard comes with four DIMM slots to support up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM. Utilizing its three SATA Express connectors with high performance SSDs, this motherboard delivers data faster when compared to drives connected via SATA III. Native 4K support is available via HDMI when using an Intel processor with integrated Intel HD graphics. When more 3D graphics power is needed, this extended ATX motherboard is outfitted with four PCI Express x16 slots for supporting dedicated graphics cards in an AMD CrossFireX or SLI configuration. Additionally, there are three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. For audio connections, it offers five audio jacks along with an optical S/PDIF out connector. It also has ten SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, seven USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports as well as Bluetooth 4.1 and a PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port. Included along with this motherboard are an M.2 to U.2 interface adapter and a 5.25" expansion bay that provides two additional USB 3.1 ports in the front of your case.

Intel USB 3.1 Controller
This Intel controller utilizes four PCI Express 3.0 lanes to provide a data transfer rate of 10 Gb/s per USB 3.1 port, which is 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 use this port with a DisplayPort-enabled monitor via a separately sold type-C to DisplayPort 1.2 cable. In addition, these ports are backwards compatible with existing USB devices.
Creative Sound Blaster Certified ZxRi 120dB+ Audio
Gigabyte has built this motherboard with a Creative Sound Core3D Quad Core Audio processor and a Burr-Brown DAC to deliver 192 kHz/24-bit audio signals.
Gold Nichicon and WIMA Audio Capacitors
Hi-Fi WIMA capacitors and Nichicon audio grade Fine Gold capacitors are used to provide cleaner bass and higher frequencies.
Triple Upgradable OP-AMPs
The audio is further enhanced with a triple upgradeable OP-AMP solution. To ensure you receive the sound that matches your needs, Gigabyte includes OP-AMPs for the left and right channels and a dedicated rear OP-AMP for the front audio jack.
AMP-UP Audio Technology
AMP-UP Audio Technology is the combination of Creative Sound Core3D with SBX Pro Studio, Nichicon and WIMA capacitors, and OP-AMPs so you can experience crisp, realistic sound effects.
Creative SBX Pro Studio Audio Suite
This software suite of programs tailors the sounds when listening to music, movies, or games.
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 to ensure an immersive audio experience.
Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro
This Gaming G1 motherboard features Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro, which prioritizes your gaming networking needs over the fastest available connection for a lag-less and uninterrupted experience. It utilizes the three Killer interfaces to work together to provide you with the best networking speed by freeing the highest bandwidth for the most important traffic, allowing you to multitask without affecting your performance.
Multiple Graphics Cards Support
You can install multiple graphics cards linked via 2-way, 3-way, 4-way CrossFire or SLI.
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.
M.2 to U.2 Add-in Card
The included M.2 to U.2 add-in card converts the M.2 slot into a U.2 connector so you can connect an optional Intel 750 SSD, utilizing NVM Express over four PCI 3.0 lanes.
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.
Black Solid Capacitors
Gigabyte gaming motherboards integrate jet-black solid-state capacitors that are rated to perform with higher efficiency, reliability, and stability for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations.
Q-Flash Plus
You can update the BIOS on this motherboard before installing a processor and memory chips. Utilizing the EC Controller, the BIOS can now be updated through Q-Flash Plus even if your system is unable to boot. An LED next to the EC controller will notify you once the procedure is completed so you can boot the system normally.
Multi-Color LED Trace Path
The motherboard features LED lighting for the audio guard light path, providing a total of 7 colors to make your system appear unique.
22-Phase Digital Power Delivery Design
The 22-phase power delivery design features 4th generation IR digital power controllers and 3rd generation PowlRstage ICs with Isense technology. This technology provides current sensing accuracy to evenly distribute the thermal loading between the PowerIRstage ICs, preventing overheating and offering reliability.
Water Block Thermal Design with G1/4 Threaded Fittings
Tube connectors at each end of the heatsink provide easy integration with a liquid cooled system. This design helps combat high temperatures by effectively removing the heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU VRM zone.
GC-USB3.1 Bay
Gigabyte includes a 5.25" GC-USB3.1 bay that provides a type-C USB 3.1 port and a type-A USB 3.1 port. The type-C port features USB Power Delivery 2.0, which offers 100 watts of power. Additionally, the steel USB 3.1 expansion bay connects to the motherboard's SATA Express port to provide up to 10 Gb/s of data transfer speeds. These ports also support USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
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 HDMI. 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
In the Box
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 Extended ATX Motherboard
  • Motherboard Driver Disk
  • Wireless Module Driver Disk
  • 6 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • 2-Way SLI Bridge Connector
  • 3-Way SLI Bridge Connector
  • 4-Way SLI Bridge Connector
  • 2-Way CrossFire Bridge Connector
  • Set of GC-USB3.1 Bay
  • GC-M2-US-MiniSAS
  • G Connector
  • Wi-Fi Antenna
  • Wi-Fi Antenna Retention Cover
  • Pack of Back I/O Dust Covers
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Gigabyte Z170X specs

    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 3666(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/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 + MegaChips MCDP2800 chip
    1 x HDMI port
    Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    Audio Creative Sound Core 3D chip
    2 x JRC NJM2114 and 1 x TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifiers
    Support for Sound Blaster Recon3Di
    High Definition Audio
    Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN 2 x Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    Wireless Killer wireless AC 1535
    Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz dual band
    Bluetooth 4.1
    Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
    2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1, PCIEX8_2)
    3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots
    Multi-Graphics Technology Support for 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire/NVIDIA SLI technology
    Storage Interface 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
    3 x SATA Express connectors
    6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0-5)
    Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10

    2 x ASMedia ASM1061 chips
    4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors (SATA3 6-7, GSATA3 8-9), supporting AHCI mode only
    USB 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

    Chipset + 2 Renesas USB 3.0 Hubs:
    7 x USB 3.0/2.0 (3 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
    1 x PCIe power connector
    1 x I/O shield audio LED power connector
    2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
    3 x SATA Express connectors
    10 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU fan header
    1 x Water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
    5 x System fan headers
    1 x Front panel header
    1 x Front panel audio 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 Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x Power button
    1 x Reset button
    1 x Clear CMOS button
    1 x ECO button
    1 x OC button
    2 x Audio gain control switches
    2 x BIOS switches
    Voltage measurement points
    Back Panel Connectors 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    1 x HDMI port
    1 x USB 3.1 type-C port
    1 x USB 3.1 port
    7 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    2 x RJ-45 ports
    1 x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
    5 x Audio jacks (center/subwoofer speaker out, rear speaker out, line in/mic in, line out, headphone)
    2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
    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 128 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
    Smart Switch
    Xpress Install
    Operating System Supported Windows 7, 8.1, 10
    Form Factor E-ATX
    Dimensions 12.0 x 10.4" / 30.5 x 26.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 12.7 x 5.1"

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