GIGABYTE AORUS Intel Z270X Gaming 8 Kaby Lake ATX Motherboard

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 8, Intel Z270, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe, U.2, M.2, 2-Way SLi/3-Way CrossFire, WiFi, USB 3.1C, ATX

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Gaming-8 GIGABYTE motherboard. Z270X AORUS Built for Gaming

Next-gen-gaming motherboard. AORUS Gaming-8 from GIGABYTE

This impressive Z270X motherboard has been filled with mass amounts of intelligent technologies that will help improve performance output on many different aspects. The Gaming-8 Z270X from GIGABYTE boasts numerous areas that can be lit and controlled by RGB Fusion, Smart Fan 5 technologies help increase the cooling effectiveness of the motherboard and AMP-UP Audio enhances your in-game and out of game audio output. This visually pleasing AORUS Z270X has been built for true next-gen-gaming and even looks the part.

Intel Z270
Chipset

1151
CPU Socket

ATX
Form Factor

Gaming-8 RGB Fusion

Multi-Zone Light Show Design

AORUS' 200 series motherboards boast the most advanced LED system in the market today. With more customizability than ever and a convenient and intuitive UI thanks to the RGB Fusion App, you’ll have a blast making your AORUS your own. LED enthusiasts now have even more options with the ability to customize multiple zones independently. For a more functional use, the bright and vibrant LEDs can be configured to display the PC’s temperature or load. For even more LED goodness RGBW strips are now supported for more true and vibrant whites.

• 16.8M RGB Colors • 2 Light Zones • 7 Different Lighting Effects • 1 RGBW Light Strip Pin Header • Accent LED with interchangeable Overlay • Advanced Mode for Extreme Customizability

Lighting zone, programmable sections, wave mode may vary by model.

Z270X Lighting Overlay

Swappable Overlay for Accent LED

AORUS brings even more color and life to your system with an Accent LED Overlay. This overlay complements the RGB Fusion technology in AORUS Motherboards adding more flare and style to your gaming machine. With the swappable overlay users can utilize different patterns and designs to make their system their own.
Design your very own Accent LED Overlay with a 3D printer.

Advanced GIGABYTE Fusion Mode

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Take Control of your rgb lighting, personalise your PC

With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to different preset LED lighting configurations with choice of colors. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature.

For true lighting experts there is an Advanced Mode, which can be fully customized by individual area with its own effects and color transitions, along with specific duration and transition times.

Once done, it’s simple to save and share your lighting profile with others.

Smart Fan 5 Tech

cooling gaming PCs with ease

With Smart Fan 5 users can 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.

All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode. Plus, it supports up to 2 amps with built-in overcurrent protection—a must for high-end high current fans.

GIGABYTE Smart Fan Software

Control Fan Power performance with this Z270X

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.

Z270X BIOS Interface

enhanced BIOS interface with GIGABYTE AORUS

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.

High-End Gaming Audio Equipment

High-End Nichicon Fine Gold and WIMA Audio Caps

The Z270X-Gaming 8 boasts a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA capacitors and Nichicon audio grade Fine Gold capacitors. While the Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the exclusive AORUS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.

Audio Technology

Triple Upgradable OP-AMPs

AORUS offers true sound customization with its triple upgradable OP-AMP solution. To ensure users receive the best sound profile matching their needs and experience the most enjoyable audio, AORUS has included an OP-AMP for both left and right channels on the rear I/O as well as a dedicated OP-AMP for the front audio jack.

Z270X USB DAC-UP 2 Tech

Safety for your Expensive Accessories

AORUS improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2. USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop. Virtual reality pioneers and gamers alike can rest assured that their expensive accessories and peripherals will not encounter connectivity or power deficiency issues with the AORUS USB DAC-UP 2. With Gaming Gear drawing large amounts of power and having firm specification requirements USB DAC-UP 2 is up for the challenge.

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Gaming Network Priority

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Dual Killer + Intel Networking

Automatically prioritize your game network needs over the fastest available connection for high quality, lag-less and uninterrupted gaming connectivity.

Give yourself the competitive edge: Optimize your network performance with the all-new killer Control Center

U.2 Onboard (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4)

NVMe Performance for PCIe SSDs

The new Intel 750 series SSDs offer an incredible increase in performance over SATA drives. Using the NVMe protocol which takes advantage of the fast bandwidth of PCIe Gen3 x4 lanes (32 Gb/s), the drives are a clear advantage for users looking to boot their OS faster, load their games in a flash and access large files without waiting. By implementing the U.2 port onboard to support the 2.5” Intel 750 Series drive, AORUS ensures that the users can benefit from the best performance.

Multiple Z270 M.2 Slots

Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2

With two NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, AORUS brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the dual M.2 provides an ideal storage solution as it also supports RAID modes.

Rapid Onboard AORUS Storage

PCIe Gen3 x4 110mm M.2 (Up to 32 Gb/s)

AORUS' M.2 solution offers considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interfaces for M.2 SSD devices.

Thunderbolt 3

The Fastest 40 Gb/s Single-wire Connection

Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over a USB Type-C™ connector on the back I/O of the AORUS' motherboards, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.

Thunderbolt Devices

Daisy-chain Multiple Devices

Support for DisplayPort 1.2 makes Thunderbolt 3 a must have for any enthusiast. The Z270X-Gaming 8 is able to support a display in 4K resolution at 60 FPS. In addition, Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C has revolutionary industry-first features such as Power Delivery 2.0, and the ability to daisy-chain up to 6 devices thanks to the Z270X-Gaming 8’s USB Type-C port.

Intel USB 3.1 Controller

Exclusive AORUS Extreme USB 3.1 Motherboards

The Intel USB 3.1 controller utilizes four PCIe Gen3 Lanes, offering up to 32 Gb/s total bandwidth, for uncompromised transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s per USB 3.1. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

Turbo B-Clock Overclockers Choice

Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC

Turbo B-Clock Tuning IC in the AORUS 200 series motherboards enable overclockers to have the ability to change their BCLK frequency to a desired value of their choice. With the new linear range adjustment option of the Tuning IC, ranges from 90MHz to 500MHz are now possible, so that overclockers are not limited to the 5% ranges of traditional straps.

*Turbo B-Clock overclocking range may vary according to CPU capabilities.

Z270X motherboard Diagnostic LEDs

Hardware Troubleshooting at a Glance

Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to quickly diagnose which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is malfunctioning so they may take action promptly.

Broad DDR4 Compatibility

Z270x Supports DDR4 XMP Up to 4133MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4133MHz 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 their AORUS motherboard.

What is XMP?
DDR4 memory modules are available at a stock frequency of 2133MHz, 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.

*XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module. Please visit www.aorus.com to see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

Durable Motherboard PCIe Slots

Industry Leading Ultra Durable PCIe Armor

The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from AORUS reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

Never worry about your heavy graphics card damaging your motherboard again. AORUS’ proprietary Ultra Durable PCIe Metal Shielding reinforces the PCIe connector to prevent slot damage due to heavy graphics card. The DIMM and PCIe metal shield also provides extra strength for when you forget to release the lock while replacing your component, adding a foolproof option which can save your PC’s life.

Ultra Durable AORUS Memory Armour

AORUS anti-plate bending motherboard

AORUS’ exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion and twist, plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design

true resistance and durability

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 AORUS gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

GIGABYTE APP Center

Easy Motherboard Manipulation and modifying

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, 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.

Features:
EasyTune | System Information Viewer | @BIOS | 3D OSD

GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS

Exclusive GIGABYTE Motherboard 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.

Capable AORUS Capacitors

Long Lifespan Durable Black Solid Caps

AORUS motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU load, this provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability. These exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on AORUS motherboards.

Motherboard CPU Socket Design

Gold Plated GIGABYTE Z270X CPU Socket

AORUS motherboards come equipped with a 15 microinch thick gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins or bad contacts.

Z270X G-Connector

Easy to Install Motherboard "G-Connector" Design

The tiny cables of the front panel connectors can be hard to manipulate as space is restricted and indicators being tiny. With the G-Connector, you can connect all the FP cables at once, simplifying the process of building your next PC and saving you some frustrations.

TriDef SmartCam Technology

Custom Gaming Stream Mod Software

To facilitate being the full streaming solution each AORUS motherboard includes TriDef SmartCam software, you are now able 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.

*Free 1 month TriDef SmartCam License.

To create a seamless VR experience AORUS Motherboards offer the best features to make your virtual reality feel like your actual reality.

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Specifications
Core Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1151
Chipset Intel Z270
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 4000+(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Audio
Audio Creative® Sound Core 3D 5.1 Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2-Way SLi
Crossfire Support 3-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Thunderbolt 3 (DP 1.2/Thunderbolt Output)
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280, PCIe/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe/SATA
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATAe / SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA / M.2 (PCIe) / U.2 (PCIe)
Storage Mode Support
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via U.2 Connector)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
  • RAID 10 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
  • RAID 5 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 2 x Audio gain control switch
  • 2 x BIOS switches
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x ECO button
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x I/O shield audio LED power connector
  • 1 x OC button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 2 x RGB (RGBW) LED Strip Header
  • 2 x SATA Express (Compatible with 2x SATA III)
  • 4 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 4 x System Fan header
  • 2 x Thermal sensor connector
  • 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x U.2 Connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x Voltage Measurement Points
  • 1 x Water Cooling fan header
  • 2 x Water Pump Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ac WiFi LAN
  • Dual Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Killer E2500 (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x Headphone-Out
  • 1 x Line In/Mic In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 5 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C/Thunderbolt 3
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled Yes
QPI Speed N/A
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
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Telephone:
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