Gigabyte GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z170 Express Chipset
  • LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-3866 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III, 1 x M.2, 1 x U.2, 2 x SATA Express
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
  • Realtek ALC892 Codec
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire Support
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Gigabyte GA-Z170X overview

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The GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from Gigabyte is an ATX board that supports 6th generation Skylake Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in its LGA 1151 socket. It has four dual-channel DDR4 slots that accept up to 3866 MHz modules and a maximum capacity of 64GB. With its U.2, M.2, and PCIe interfaces, you'll be able to connect NVMe SSDs for fast loading and data transferring. There are also plenty of SATA 6Gb/s ports for standard HDDs and SSDs; however, they will not deliver the same performance as drives utilizing the NVMe protocol.

As a proper gaming motherboard, the GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming supports both integrated graphics and dedicated graphics cards linked via SLI or CrossFire technology. If you're using integrated graphics, there are HDMI and Mini-DisplayPorts that'll allow you to connect external displays. Otherwise, you can install dedicated graphics cards and other PCIe cards in its three PCIe 3.0 x16 and three PCIe x1 slots. Rounding out the multimedia experience is a Realtek ALC892 high definition codec chip that supports up to 7.1-channel audio and S/PDIF-out. Connect external storage drives and peripherals using its multiple USB ports, one of which features the reversible USB Type-C interface. The GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming also has an Intel Gigabit Ethernet port for Internet access.

Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
Ambient Surround LED
LEDs are built within the motherboard for additional lighting and flair. You'll also have complete control so you can disable them if not needed.
Dual Hybrid Fan Headers
Many PC builders nowadays are opting for liquid-cooled setups. To assist them in their endeavor, Gigabyte has equipped this motherboard with two hybrid fan headers that are also capable of handling pumps.
Intel USB 3.1 Controller and Power Delivery 2.0
Intel's USB 3.1 controller uses the bandwidth of PCIe Gen3 lanes to deliver transfer speeds of up to 32 Gb/s for two 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports. Additionally, it also supports Power Delivery 2.0, which enables the USB Type-C port on this motherboard to deliver up to 100W of power.
2-Way SLI/Crossfire Graphics
Multiple graphics cards provide you with better graphical performance for higher frame rates and additional in-game eye candy. This motherboard's PCIe slots are spaced for maximum airflow between cards.
DDR4 XMP Support
The GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming can support DDR4 up to 3866 MHz and above by enabling the XMP function. XMP profile support may vary depending on memory module. Please visit Gigabyte's website to see the complete validated memory support list.
NVME Support
With the NVMe protocol, drives can take advantage of the bandwidth of PCIe slots for faster load times, up to 32 Gb/s. By using an M.2-to-U.2 converter, this motherboard can support up to three NVMe SSDs using its U.2 port, M.2 connector, and a PCIe slot.
Double Locking Bracket and PCIe Armor
The PCIe slots have double locking brackets to ensure that cards stay in place. Furthermore, they're built with extra anchor points and a durable steel shielding, allowing them to support heavy graphics cards.
Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN with cFosSpeed
The Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN port features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application that helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times for a more responsive experience.
DualBios (UEFI)
DualBios provides you with a "Main BIOS" and a "Backup BIOS" to protect the BIOS from failures due to a virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings, or power failure during the update process.
Durable Black Solid Caps
Gigabyte motherboards are built with high-end 10K hour solid caps that have ultra-low ESR for reliability and stability. They come customized in jet black to blend in with the rest of the motherboard.
Gold-Plated CPU Socket
The motherboard features a 15 micron thick gold-plated CPU socket, which ensures its reliability and longevity so you don't have to worry about corroded pins or bad contacts.
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Gigabyte GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Gigabyte GA-Z170X specs

    CPU Support Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, Celeron processors
    Socket LGA 1151
    Chipset Intel Z170 Express
    Memory 4 x DDR4 DIMM up to 64GB
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules
    Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
    Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    Memory Speed Supported 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 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
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16)
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8)
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4)
    3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
    Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
    1 x Mini-DisplayPort-In
    1 x Mini-DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 Type-A
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 Type-A
    1 x RJ-45
    1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out 5 x Audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker-Out, Rear Speaker-Out, Line-In, Line-Out, Mic-In)
    Internal I/O Ports 1 x 24-pin ATX main power
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power
    1 x U.2
    1 x M.2
    2 x SATA Express
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s
    1 x CPU fan header
    1 x Water cooling fun/pump header
    2 x System fan headers
    1 x System fan/water cooling pump header
    1 x Front panel header
    1 x Front panel audio header
    1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    1 x S/PDIF-Out header
    1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    1 x Thunderbolt add-in card connector
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    Audio Realtek ALC892 High Definition Audio Codec
    2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1-Channel
    Support for S/PDIF-Out
    Form Factor ATX
    Operating System Support Windows 10 / 8.1 64-bit
    Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.3 x 10.7 x 3.3"

    Gigabyte GA-Z170X reviews

    GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am Gigabyte fan in PC parts I thought it would be big , like Gaming 7 , but it have small heatsinks and chip heatsink too small , when the lights turned off , motherboards looks not as good , but with led lights its extremally perfect , otherwise it has many new innovations , love Gigabyte and recommend Gigabyte .
    Date published: 2016-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing flies and components from B&H made flawless build Building out from this motherboard as a base was a pleasure, After the build I did not have any post issues, such a pleasure!!! Take advantage of this boards specs and future tech including a 32 GB/s interface, you thought 6 GB/s was crazy. Check GIGABYTES website when you are putting a build together for tested and matching components to make your build simple and to have faith everything will just work. I used GIGABYTE's site specs for the tested and approved part numbers for RAM, video, on board SSD chip which is NVMe m.2, PCIe slotted additional SSD and just pasted the part numbers into B&H to find them available at the best prices anywhere. As usual from B&H the best pricing and service I can find. Always ships fast and precise orders, and quick access to B&H over the phone for any questions. I know this is a review of the merchandise which for these products are already market proven, however B&H adds to the ease of procurement and the best overall price making a great product even better due to the experience with B&H. Shop it out on amazon, you will be back to B&H with the excellent support and knowledge about the product as an added bonus. I have been working with B&H for years and if they carry the product I need they are my first call now.
    Date published: 2017-01-11
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