Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z270 Chipset
  • LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-3866 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III, 3 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 2 x PCI Slots
  • Realtek ALC892 7.1-Channel Audio Codec
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • AMD CrossFireX & CrossFire Support
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Gigabyte Z270 overview

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Designed for 7th generation Kaby Lake processors and VR (virtual reality) applications, the GA-Z270M-D3H LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard from Gigabyte is designed to fit in cases that support the ATX form factor. It supports 6th and 7th generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA 1151 package and the Intel Z270 Express chipset. This motherboard supports Windows 10 (64-bit) with 7th generation processors and Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), and 7 (32/64-bit) with 6th generation processors.

The micro-ATX form factor of the GA-Z270M-D3H has four DIMM slots that can support up to 64GB of DDR4 UDIMM RAM, as well as dual-channel memory architecture and Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The supported memory speeds are DDR4 3866 (OC), 3800 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3666 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3300 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666 (OC), 2400 (OC), and 2133 MHz memory modules.

The GA-Z270M-D3H has a total of 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 3 x SATA Express ports, and 1 x M.2 Socket 3 port that supports type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 SATA SSDs and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs. Internal expansion is accomplished using 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot running at x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot running at x4, and 2 x PCI slots, while USB connectivity is achieved using 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C port, 8 x USB 3.0 ports (6 on the back panel, 2 internal) and 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (internal). There is also 1 x PS/2 port (back panel). Using the Realtek ALC892 codec, this motherboard can support 2, 4, 5.1, and 7.1-channel HD audio using its 6 x 3.5mm audio jacks.

The GA-Z270M-D3H supports integrated Intel HD Graphics and is able to output video to up to three simultaneous displays. It is equipped with an HDMI 1.4 port that supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz and both DVI-D and VGA ports that support a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz. This motherboard has also been designed with Gigabyte's UEFI DualBIOS, Quad-GPU CrossFireX and 2-Way CrossFire technology, Gigabit Ethernet, high quality audio capacitors, Ambient Surround LED lighting, Smart Fan 5, and more. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5, users can help ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5, more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
  • Four fan pin headers
  • Six temperature sensors
  • Supports high-current fans up to 24W (2A x 12V) with over-current protection
  • Hybrid Fan Pin Headers
    Hybrid Fan Headers detect whether the cooling device uses PWM or Voltage mode and automatically switches settings accordingly. It supports up to 2A with built-in over-current protection.
    Smart Fan 5 Software
    Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage scenario. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
    Interoperable Sensors and Fans
    Each fan can be customized to operate at different speeds according to any defined temperature source input (except the CPU fan).
    Fan Curve
    Customize fan curves based on specific temperatures with the intuitive graphical UI.
    Enhanced BIOS Interface
    The enhanced BIOS interface also has the advanced features seen in the Smart Fan 5 UI, such as: the ability to set triggers based on different temperature sensors on the board, fan curve definition, and the temperature interval setting, which can prevent fan rotation noise caused by sudden temperature change-all without having to load Windows.
    VR Gaming Experience
    VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90 fps or greater. The recommended configuration for a VR Gaming PC is:
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1050 / AMD R9 290 or greater, compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • CPU: Intel i5-7600K equivalent or greater
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte X99, Z270, Z170, H170, and B150 motherboards
  • Memory: 8GB of RAM or greater
  • USB Ports: 3 x USB 3.0 ports plus 1 x USB 2.0 port or greater
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) or newer
  • Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
    Intel Gigabit LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.
    Fast Onboard Storage with NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 110mm M.2 (Up to 32 Gb/s)
    This Gigabyte M.2 solution offers considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interfaces for M.2 SSD devices.
    2-Way CrossFire Multi Graphics
    Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
    USB Type-C
    The USB Type-C is a reversible connector that is loaded with useful features such as USB 3.0 support for 5 Gb/s transfer speeds and DisplayPort 1.2 support to connect 4K monitors.
    Support for DDR4 XMP up to 3866 MHz and Beyond
    Gigabyte is offering a tested and proven platform that helps ensure proper compatibility with profiles up to 3866 MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on Gigabyte motherboard.
    What is XMP?
    DDR4 memory modules are available at a stock frequency of 2133 MHz, but as frequency tweaking requires a considerable amount of effort and knowledge, memory vendors encode XMP profiles which can automatically modify the timings of the supported memory modules to work with your CPU and to achieve increased performance.
    Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design
    Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an anti-sulfur design, Gigabyte gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.
    High Quality Onboard Audio Design
    Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting and high-end audio components deliver high quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create realistic sound effects for professional gamers.
    High Definition Digital Outputs
    Enjoy true HD display capability using the most commonly integrated digital output technologies on today's HD displays and TVs - HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA.
    Refreshed BIOS: Easy, Smart, and Friendly
    The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, Gigabyte has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.
    Gigabyte APP Center
    The Gigabyte APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of Gigabyte apps that help you get the most from your Gigabyte motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, the Gigabyte APP Center allows you to easily launch all Gigabyte apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.
    Gigabyte's EasyTune is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system 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.
    System Information Viewer
    Gigabyte System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high, or record your system's behavior.
    The Gigabyte @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the Gigabyte servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image, and backup your BIOS to an image.
    3D OSD
    3D OSD automatically detects and displays your system information during games, allowing you to easily get a hold of your system information without switching between screens.
    Gigabyte Patented DualBIOS (UEFI) Design
    Gigabyte Ultra Durable motherboards feature Gigabyte DualBIOS, an exclusive technology from Gigabyte that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. Gigabyte DualBIOS means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings, or power failure during the update process.
    XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster
    Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster. Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats - keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch.
    TriDef SmartCam - Custom Stream Modding
    To facilitate being a full streaming solution, each Gigabyte motherboard includes TriDef SmartCam software, enabling you to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application, you can now apply live filters and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.
    In the Box
    Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Gigabyte Z270 specs

    CPU Support for 7th and 6th generation Intel Core i7, i5, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA 1151 package
    Chipset Intel Z270 Express Chipset
    Memory 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Support for DDR4 3866 (OC), 3800 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3666 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3300 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666 (OC), 2400 (OC), 2133 MHz memory modules
    Support for ECC unbuffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operates in non-ECC mode)
    Support for non-ECC unbuffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
    Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    Onboard Graphics 1 x VGA (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 (VGA connection by adapter is not supported
    1 x HDMI 1.4 port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    Support for up to three simultaneous displays
    Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
    Audio Realtek ALC892 codec
    High Definition Audio
    Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN Intel GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mb/s)
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x16
    1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x4
    2 x PCI slots
    Multi-Graphics Technology Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies
    Storage Interface 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
    3 x SATA Express connectors
    6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
    USB 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C port (back panel)
    8 x USB 3.0 ports (6 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (available through the internal USB headers)
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    1 x CPU fan header
    3 x System Fan headers
    1 x Front Panel header
    1 x Front Panel audio header
    1 x S/PDIF Out header
    1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    1 x Serial Port header
    1 x Parallel port header
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    Back Panel Connectors 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    1 x RJ45 port
    6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
    I/O Controller iTE I/O Controller Chip
    H/W Monitoring Voltage detection
    Temperature detection
    Fan speed detection
    Overheating warning
    Fan fail warning
    Fan speed control
    BIOS 2 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
    Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit) for 7th Generation Intel Processors
    Windows 10 (64-bit, 8.1 (64-bit), and 7 (32/64-bit) for 6th Generation Intel Processors
    Form Factor Micro-ATX Form Factor; 9.6 x 8.9" / 24.4 x 22.5 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 10.5 x 2.7"

    Gigabyte Z270 reviews

    GA-Z270M-D3H LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Performance The only problem is there's no Z270 compliant devices out there yet. It's not the fault for this MB though.
    Date published: 2017-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect good value motherboard. Works perfectly. Zero problems. Able to run Sierra. Memory overclocked to 3,200 and CPU at 4.4 Ghz
    Date published: 2017-07-30
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