Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard

B&H # GIGAZ170MXG5 MFR # GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Micro-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
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slot
  • PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 M.2 Slot, USB 3.1 Ports
  • Killer E2201 LAN Controller
  • G Connector, SLI Bridge
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Gigabyte Z170 overview

  • 1Description

The Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard comes with an LGA1151 socket that supports 6th-generation Skylake Intel processors. You can build a system with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM by utilizing its four memory slots. Gigabyte has designed this motherboard with three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, letting you create a high-end gaming system with multiple linked graphics cards. To support heavier cards, it has reinforced the slots with metal shielding. In addition to graphics, a TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifier and Sound Blaster's suite of software complete the multimedia experience.

The Gaming 5 motherboard supports up to six SATA-based storage drives and can configure them into a RAID mode. It provides an M.2 slot that is compatible with an M.2 PCI-based SSD, which transfers data faster than a SATA-based SSD. You also have three SATA Express connectors that combine the benefits of PCI Express and SATA to provide a theoretical bandwidth up to 16 Gb/s.

Gigabyte has designed this motherboard with various ports and jacks so you can connect nearly all your devices. The back panel provides three USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports as well as a single USB Type-C connector, which utilizes Thunderbolt technologies. For graphics, this motherboard supports integrated GPUs and outputs visuals via the VGA, DVI-D, and HDMI ports. You can create a 7.1-channel surround sound setup with your speakers and subwoofer by connecting them to the motherboard's five audio jacks. With legacy devices, it comes with a PS/2 combo port that is designed for a keyboard or mouse. To access a network, it is outfitted with a Gigabit RJ-45 port. You can also equip this motherboard with additional connectors by installing an optional PCIe card to its single PCIe x1 slot.

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. 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 that minimizes potential fluctuations and ensures an immersive audio experience.
Killer E2200 Gaming Network
This Gaming 5 motherboard features the Killer E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, an adaptive Gigabit Ethernet controller that offers smooth 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.
Ambient LED
Gigabyte motherboards feature LED lighting for the audio guard path, providing a custom look to your system. Not only does the Audio Noise Guard protect the board's sensitive analog audio components, but its LEDs can also be programmed to beat at the rhythm of the music you are listening to or pulse at a soothing pace to enhance the environment of your game, movie, or music.
PCIe Metal Shielding
Gigabyte reinforces the PCIe connectors with a one-piece stainless steel shield that provides extra strength to support heavier graphics cards.
PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 M.2 Connector
This motherboard comes with an M.2 slot that runs on the PCI Express lanes, which allow the slot to transfer data at rate of 32 Gb/s.
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.
4K HD HDMI Support
This motherboard provides native 4K support for 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: 889523002056
In the Box
Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • Motherboard Driver Disk
  • I/O Shield
  • 2-Way SLI Bridge Connector
  • G Connector
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Gigabyte Z170 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 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 port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    Supports 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 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)
    1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slot
    Multi-Graphics Technology Support for 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology
    Storage Interface 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector (M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe x4/x2/x1 SSD support)
    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 Type-A port (red) 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 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 Type-A port (red)
    3 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    1 x RJ-45 port
    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 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
    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
    Q-Flash
    Smart Switch
    Xpress Install
    Operating System Supported Windows 7, 8.1, 10
    Dimensions 9.6 x 9.6" / 24.4 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 10.8 x 2.7"

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