Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 3 Skylake ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe, M.2 (PCIe/SATA), SLi/CrossFire, Killer LAN, USB3.1 A+C, ATX

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GIGABYTE Gaming 3 Motherboard - Z170 Skylake

Gigabyte Z170 Chipset Motherboard

As part of GIGABYTE’s G1 Gaming series this Z170X Gaming 3 has been built to best accommodate gamers, their needs and preferences. It boasts immense audio capabilities through Realtek and an additional Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite. Killer E2200 Gaming Network is an Ethernet controller that ensures the Gaming 3 motherboard offers a better solution to online gaming and online media performance, when compared with current standard solutions.

Intel Z170
Chipset

1151
CPU Socket

ATX
Form Factor

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.

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

Enhanced Gaming Potential

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.

2 Way SLi - 2 Way CrossFireX

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.

DualBIOS Design

GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS (UEFI)

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', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.

Sound Blaster Motherboard Audio

Additional Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming motherboards also include Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite. Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite is a powerful audio platform offering premium audio quality, effects and features for gamers. It features SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies, which is designed to give you the fullest audio experience.

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.

Turbo B-Clock Performance

Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC

Thanks to the onboard TURBO B-Clock Tuning IC, GIGABYTE 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 Motherboard 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.

E2400 Gaming Network

Killer E2200 Technology

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming motherboards feature the Killer E2200, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.

Motherboard Audio Capacitors

Some of the Best Motherboard Gaming Capacitors

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming motherboards use high end, Japanese branded Nichicon audio capacitors. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.

USB DAC-UP Technology

Digital-to-Analog Audio Converter

GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP provides clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from the other USB ports, which is why GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP takes advantage of an isolated power source that minimizes potential fluctuations and ensures the best audio experience possible.

OP-AMP Audio Tech

Digital-to-Analog Audio Converter

+ Users can choose audio quality based on individual listening preferences.
+ Wide availability of additional OP-AMPs.

Low Cost way to dramatically improve audio quality
+ Improve audio dynamics and overall sound-quality with little cost.
+ No need for expensive speakers or high-end audio equipment.

Exclusive onboard 'Gain Boost' selector switches
+ Select either standard 2.5x or high-amplification 6x mode.
+ 6x mode is ideal for high impedance speakers and headphones

*Above image for reference only, IC Extractor not included.

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 Gaming 3 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 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
Maximum Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Graphics Connectors
  • D-Sub (VGA)
  • DVI-D
  • HDMI
Graphics Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2 Way SLi
Crossfire Support 3 Way CrossFireX
Audio Realtek ALC1150 7.1 HD Audio with SB X-Fi Support
Network Interface Type Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Interface Chip/Modules 1 x Killer E2201 (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
  • 2 x M.2, S3 (M), 2242/2260/2280, PCIe/SATA
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24pin (V)
  • 1 x 8pin (V)
  • 1 x Audio gain control switch
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x CPU fan header
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x FP Audio Header
  • 1 x Front panel header
  • 3 x SATA Express (Compatible with 2x SATA 6.0 Gbps)
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x SPDIF-Out Header
  • 3 x System Fan header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Header
Back Panel
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x D-Sub
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 3 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
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:
0871 472 4747
Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent features, BIOS & PWM fan control somewhat lacking. There's nothing too wrong with these boards. Initially (just after release) it's been very hard to find online reviews of this particular board. But there's no question with the PCI-e slots layout and 2x full speed m.2 slot that this is a well spec'd board for the money. In fact, it's ahead of most of the competition in terms of the raw hardware feature set. There is also a 'UD3' counterpart board by Gigabyte with has an almost identical feature spec (but in exchange for certain things has an Intel NIC). This board has a Killer NIC. Qualcomm - atheros. Anyway the main problem isn't the features, the build quailty or the reliability. It's the BIOS hasn't anything except rudimentady PWM fan control setting. For the CPU fan. Which is something true of all Gigabyte boards. Wheras things are more controllable on ASUS, ASROCK, etc. So that's the main sticking point with these ones. The other thing I didn't like about the BIOS was the slightly hap-hazard way items are spread around all over the place. Including the Dual Bios feature. Which you've really gotta read the manual on to understand properly. If those are things you can get used to then by all means this is an excellent board. And I have no reservations to recommend it to others. I should also say that this review is based purely on first impressions only and nothing else. As I've not had the opportunity to spend anything more than 30 minutes in the BIOS yet. 16 September 2015
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