Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare ATX Motherboard with USB Type C

Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe, M.2, 2-Way SLi/CrossFire, Dual GBe LAN, 2x USB 3.1 C, ATX

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GIGABYTE Designare Motherboard - Z170 Skylake

Gigabyte Z170 Chipset Motherboard

Designare motherboards from GIGABYTE are a technical piece of art. With technologies such as Thunderbolt 3 to transfer data and video, NVMe support via M.2 or U.2, and a one piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards, it’s obvious that GIGABYTE has the tools you need to start your journey in VR, and has combine them into this impressive motherboard. Plus, the board features stylish ambient LEDs, bringing life to the board and potentially matching it with your PC case.

Intel Z170
Chipset

1151
CPU Socket

ATX
Form Factor

Best Transfer Speed Ports

Intel Thunderbolt 3 Certified Motherboard

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 GIGABYTE Z170X-Designare, 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.

USB 3.1 Capabilities

Top Motherboard Connection Speeds

The latest USB 3.1 offers a staggering 10Gb/s transfer speed, 2x faster than USB 3.0 and backward compatibility with existing USB devices.

USB 3.1 Controller

Exclusively on Gigabyte Powered 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.

GIGABYTE App Center

Take Control of GIGABYTE Motherboards

The latest USB 3.1 offers a staggering 10Gb/s transfer speed, 2x faster than USB 3.0 and backward compatibility with existing USB devices.

*Image for reference only. App version varies dependant on motherboard.

Easy Tune

Get the highest levels of performance from your PC with easy to use GIGABYTE overclocking features.

Cloud Station

GIGABYTE Cloud Station is composed of several GIGABYTE unique apps that allow your smart phones/tablet devices to communicate, share resources, and control your desktop PC via a wireless connection.

SATA Express Speeds

Next Generation SATA Express

SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI Express and SATA to provide much higher bandwidth, featuring data transfer rates of up to 16Gb/s.

Dual onboard M.2 Slots

Rapid Speed Storage

With PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, GIGABYTE 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.

*Number of M.2 slots depends on motherboard

2-Way CrossFire

SLI and CrossFire Multi-Graphics

Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

Dual Hybrid Fan Headers

Precise PWM & Voltage Control for Water Pumps/Fans

Many of today’s modern computers feature water cooling to ensure that the CPU or graphics cards stay cool and quiet while they are put under heavy load. In order to provide the best support for water cooling solutions, GIGABYTE has equipped its X99/Z170 motherboards with an additional water pump power header. This allows the user to have full control over two water pumps or fans. An additional benefit of these headers with GIGABYTE’s motherboards is the option to choose between voltage calibration or PWM modes.

CPU Socket Design

15μ Gold Plated CPU Socket

GIGABYTE motherboards come equipped with a 15 micron 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.

Motherboard Audio Capacitors

High End Audio Capacitors

The Realtek ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel high definition audio codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.

High Quality audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.

Solid State Capacitors

Long Lifespan Durable Black Solid Caps

GIGABYTE 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 GIGABYTE motherboards.

*Testing result for reference only. Results may differ according to system configuration

Thunderbolt 3 Capabilities

Daisy-chain Multiple Devices

Support for DisplayPort 1.2 makes Thunderbolt 3 a must have for any enthusiast. The Z170X-Gaming 7 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 Z170X-Gaming 7’s USB Type-C port.

Ambient Surround LED

Set the Color that Matches Your Style

Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned Ambient LED application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

Turbo B-Clock Tech

Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC

Thanks to the onboard Turbo B-Clock Tuning IC, GIGABYTE Z170X-Designare 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.

Ultra Durable Memory Slot Armour

One Piece Stainless Steel

GIGABYTE’s exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion and twist (Plate bending) in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

Ultra Durable PCIe

PCIe Metal Shielding

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

Freat Motherboard Protection

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.

Anti-sulfur product: An alloy layer has been added to protect the silver layer and prevents the sulfurization reaction from taking place.

*Product features may vary by model.

Gaming Network Traffic Manipulation

Manage Traffic and Prioritise

Intel GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in a crowded LAN environments.

Combine for Convenience

Easy to Install “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.

Motherboard Port Protection

ESD Protection for USB and LAN

GIGABYTE motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.

GIGABYTE Designare Ports

Specifications
Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1151
QPI Speed N/A
Chipset Intel Z170
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) Unbuffered
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2666(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3666(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
Maximum Memory Capacity 64GB
Graphics Connectors
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
Graphics Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2 Way SLi
Crossfire Support 2 Way CrossFireX
Audio Realtek ALC1150 7.1 HD Audio
Network Interface Type Dual Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Interface Chip/Modules 2 x Intel (Gigabit LAN)
SATA SATA Express/ SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Water Cooled No
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
  • 3 x PCIe x1
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24pin (V)
  • 1 x 8pin (V)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x CPU fan header
  • 1 x FP Audio Header
  • 1 x Front panel header
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 1 x RGB Header
  • 2 x SATA Express
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x SPDIF-Out Header
  • 2 x System Fan header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
  • 1 x U.2 Connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
  • 1 x Water Cooling fan header
Back Panel
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 5 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
GIGABYTE
Telephone:
08442449999
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Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare ATX Motherboard with USB Type C
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