Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX Motherboard

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Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Key Features
  • Mini-ITX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA 1151 Socket
  • Intel Z170 Chipset
  • 2 x Dual-Channel DDR4-3333 (OC)
The Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX Motherboard comes with an LGA1151 socket that supports 6th-generation Skylake Intel processors. You can build a system with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM by utilizing its two memory slots. Gigabyte has equipped the motherboard with 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 technologies that wirelessly connect to networks, headsets, and speakers. For gaming needs, a single PCI express 3.0 x16 slot supports an optional dedicated graphics card.
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Gigabyte Z170 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Intel USB 3.1 Controller
  • 3Realtek ALC1150 HD Audio
  • 4Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
  • 5Audio Capacitors
  • 6Killer E2200 Gaming Network
  • 7PCIe Metal Shielding
  • 8Ambient LED
  • 9PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 M.2 Connector
  • 10Intel Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT 4.2 Module
  • 11SATA Express
  • 12Gigabyte App Center Including EasyTune and Cloud Station Utilities
  • 13Durable Black Solid Caps
  • 14Gold-Plated Audio Hardware
  • 1515μ Gold-Plated CPU Socket Design
  • 164K HD HDMI Support
  • 17Bundled Software

The Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX Motherboard comes with an LGA1151 socket that supports 6th-generation Skylake Intel processors. You can build a system with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM by utilizing its two memory slots. Gigabyte has equipped the motherboard with 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 technologies that wirelessly connect to networks, headsets, and speakers. For gaming needs, a single PCI express 3.0 x16 slot supports an optional dedicated graphics card.

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 two 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 3.1 ports with 10 Gb/s speeds. One of these USB 3.1 ports features a small, reversible type-C design that allows you connect the very first time. For graphics, this motherboard supports integrated GPUs and outputs visuals via the 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, a PS/2 combo port is designed for a keyboard or mouse. In addition, the GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 is outfitted with a Gigabit RJ-45 port to access a wired network.

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 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. 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 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 115 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback (DAC) quality and 104 dB SNR recording (ADC) quality.

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.

Audio Capacitors

Japanese branded Nichicon audio capacitors are used to offer sound resolution and sound expansion to help create realistic sound effects.

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.

PCIe Metal Shielding

Gigabyte reinforces the PCIe connectors with a one-piece stainless steel shield that provides extra strength to support heavier graphics cards.

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 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.

Intel Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT 4.2 Module

The onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi module from Intel supports up to 867 Mb/s wireless networks and Bluetooth 4.2. The bonded 2.4 GHz/5 GHz Dual Band and 2T2R antenna expands your coverage.

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.

Durable Black Solid Caps

Jet-black solid-state capacitors offer ultra-low ESR and are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations.

Gold-Plated Audio Hardware

The audio and HDMI connectors are plated with gold that provides improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold offers increased 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.

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
Intel Wireless Display

Gigabyte Z170 Specs

Processor SupportedSupports Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package
ChipsetIntel Z170 Express chipset
Memory2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR4 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 GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD Graphics supported
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
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
AudioRealtek ALC1150 codec
Support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LANKiller E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Wireless Communication ModuleWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
Bluetooth 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR
Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
Expansion Slots1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
Storage Interface1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector (M key, type 2260/2280 SATA & PCIe x4/x2/x1 SSD support)
2 x SATA Express connectors
6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
USBChipset:
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 (1 port available through the internal USB headers)
5 x USB 3.0/2.0 (3 ports on the back panel, 2 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 Connectors1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
2 x SATA Express connectors
1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x System fan header
1 x Front panel header
1 x Front panel audio header
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Speaker header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Chassis intrusion header
Back Panel Connectors1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x HDMI port
2 x SMA antenna connectors
1 x DVI-D port
1 x USB 3.1 (10 Gb/s) Type-C port
1 x USB 3.1 (10 Gb/s, red) Type-A port
3 x USB 3.0/2.0 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 ControlleriTE I/O controller chip
H/W MonitoringSystem voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU/System overheating warning
CPU/System fan fail warning
CPU/System fan speed control
BIOS2 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 FeaturesAPP Center
Q-Flash
Smart Switch
Xpress Install
Operating System SupportedWindows 7, 8.1, 10
Form FactorMini-ITX
Dimensions6.7 x 6.7" / 17.0 x 17.0 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.8 x 7.7 x 3.2"
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