Gigabyte Z170X Gaming GT
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Gigabyte Z170X Gaming GT


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10

The Gigabyte Z170X Gaming GT is a high-end motherboard with unique features like a dedicated audio processor and upgradeable op-amps.

Performance:
8.5
Features:
9
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Dedicated audio processor and upgradeable op-amps
Good stock performance
Metal reinforcement on PCIe slots
THE BAD
Lackluster overclocking performance
More expensive than competing boards

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports 6th generation Intel Core processors in the LGA1151 package
  • Intel Z170 Express Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel Memory Technology
  • 4 x DDR4 DIMM support
  • DDR4 3866(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.) /2133MHz
  • Supports non-ECC memory modules
  • Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
  • Maximum system memory capacity of 64GB
Storage
  • Intel Z170 Express Chipset:
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology
  • 2 x M.2 Socket3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIe mode)
  • 3 x SATA Express port
  • ASMedia ASM1061:
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Audio
  • Creative® Sound Core 3D chip
  • 2 x TI Burr Brown® OPA2134 operational amplifiers
  • Support for Sound Blaster Recon3Di
  • High Definition Audio
  • 2/5.1-channel
  • Support for S/PDIF Out
Video
  • Intel HD graphics engine
  • 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
  • 1 x DisplayPort port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
Networking
  • 1 x Intel® Gigabit Ethernet LAN chip
  • 1 x Killer E2400 chip
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 support
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red)
  • 5 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 2 x RJ-45 ports
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x I/O shield audio LED power connector
  • 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
  • 3 x SATA Express connectors
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/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
  • 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 serial port header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x power button
  • 1 x reset button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x ECO button
  • 1 x OC button
  • 2 x audio gain control switches
  • 2 x BIOS switches
  • Voltage Measurement Points
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
  • Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Other Features
  • Support for APP Center
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for Smart Switch
  • Support for Xpress Install
Form Factor ATX Form Factor; 30.5 x 24.4cm