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
Realtek ALC1150 HD Audio
Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
Killer E2200 Gaming Network
PCIe Metal Shielding
PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 M.2 Connector
Intel Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT 4.2 Module
Gigabyte App Center Including EasyTune and Cloud Station Utilities
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
Gold-Plated Audio Hardware
15μ Gold-Plated CPU Socket Design
4K HD HDMI Support
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Wireless Display