This Motherboard now comes with 4 Year Manufacturer Warranty!!! (Please note: Registration is required)For details on the 4 Year Warranty & how to register your product, please click HERE.Free Upgrade to Thunderbolt 3 with this Motherboard!!!
Powered by Intel’s own Thunderbolt™ 3 controller, the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over a USB Type-C™ connector on the back I/O of select motherboards, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation!
Thunderbolt™ 3 over USB Type-C™ supports DisplayPort 1.2, which is able to drive a 4K resolution display at 60 FPS, and revolutionary industry-first features such as power delivery up to 36W, as well as the ability to daisy-chain up to 6 devices per USB Type-C port.
Users that wish to upgrade their motherboard can download an updated version of the firmware from GIGABYTE’s website. Once the user installs the updated firmware, Thunderbolt™ 3 support will be enabled on the motherboard.Click the following link to the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 Motherboard Thunderbolt 3 Driver Download.Please note you may also have to update your motherboards BIOS to enable Thunderbolt 3 functionaility.GIGABYTE G1 Gaming Motherboard: Born To GameExtreme Intel® USB 3.1 Controller
The Intel® USB 3.1 controller utilizes 4 PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering 32 Gb/s of 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 Standard-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.Connecting the Future - USB Type-C™: The World's Next Universal Connector - Reversible USB Type-C™ with USB 3.1
The USB Type-C™ is a new reversible connector that is loaded with useful features such as USB 3.1 support for 10 Gb/s transfer speed and DisplayPort 1.2 support to connect 4K monitors. Powered by the Intel® controller, this little port is the better USB Type-C™.*Display feature may vary by model.Onboard Discrete Card Level Audio Design
Creative Sound Blaster Certified ZxRi 120dB+ Audio.High End Nichicon Fine Gold and WIMA Audio Caps
With its 100 series, GIGABYTE introduces 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 AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles. AMP-UP™ Audio Technology with Triple Upgradable OP-AMPs
GIGABYTE 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, GIGABYTE 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.GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio™ Technology
GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard is equipped with the GIGABYTE exclusive AMP-UP Audio Technology, which provides the industry's highest level of onboard audio features and technologies. With GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio, gamers and audiophiles are able to experience crisp, ultra-realistic sound effects while gaming, and the richest possible sound experience when listening to their favorite music and movies. Creative SBX Pro Studio™ Audio Suite
SBX Pro Studio™ suite of audio playback technologies delivers a new level of audio immersion. Realistic surround sound and the ability to clearly hear specific sounds in a gaming environment are just a few elements of the SBX Pro Studio that enhances the overall experience, be it movies, games or music. USB DAC-UP: Clean, low-noise power for your 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.Killer DoubleShot-X3™ Pro
Automatically prioritize your game network needs over the fastest available connection for high quality, lag-less and uninterrupted gaming connectivity.2 Killer GbE + 1 Killer WiFi
The Killer DoubleShot Pro™ X3 allows three killer interfaces to work together for the best networking by freeing the highest bandwidth to the most important traffic, allowing you to multitask without affecting your performance. • Online Gaming:
Real time traffic will take the fastest path.• Video/Audio Streaming/Social Media:
Standard web traffic will take the next fastest path.• Internet Browsing/Cloud Services:
Bulk traffic will take the 3rd path.Extreme Multi-GPU SupportMaxed Out Graphics
Unleash the ultimate in graphics configurations. Support for up to 4 full length discrete VGA cards. • Total Realism:
Enjoy the latest gaming titles with maxed out 'Ultra High' settings.• See More Action:
Get smooth frame rates on High Resolution 1440p Displays.Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ 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.Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
With two 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.Fast Intel® 750 Series 2.5" SSD Support via M.2 to U.2 Add-in-Card
GIGABYTE motherboards support the latest consumer NVMe SSD for truly amazing performance
Experience the future of storage performance for desktop client and workstation users with the Intel® SSD 750 Series. The Intel® SSD 750 Series delivers uncompromised performance by utilizing NVM Express over four lanes of PCIe 3.0.Turbo B-Clock: 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 200MHz are now possible, so that overclockers are not limited to the 5% ranges of traditional straps. 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.All New GIGABYTE™ App Center Including EasyTune™, Cloud Station™ Utilities and More…
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. APP Center
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 launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system.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.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.Q-Flash Plus
GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus allows users to update to the latest BIOS using a thumb drive without the CPU or Memory needing to be installed.
Updating your BIOS on your GIGABYTE motherboard can be done in a flash – even without memory or CPU onboard. Utilizing the EC Controller, the BIOS on your GIGABYTE Motherboard can now be updated through Q-Flash Plus even if your system is unable to boot. An LED next to the EC controller will notify you once the procedure is complete and you are ready to boot your system normally.*USB thumb drive not included.LED Trace Path with Multi-Color Choices
Personalize your next PC rig to your liking by selecting the color of your choice to illuminate the LED trace path lighting. A total of 7 colors are available to make your system appearance unique!
Rear Panel also features LED Lighting.22 Phases Digital Power Delivery Design
For its 100 series motherboards, GIGABYTE features a 22 phase power delivery design equipped with 4th gen. IR® digital power controllers and 3rd gen. PowIRstage® ICs featuring Isense technology, which provides more precise current sensing accuracy. This helps evenly distribute the thermal loading between the PowerIRstage® ICs, preventing the overheating of each individual PowerIRstage®, resulting in longer lifespan and better reliability.Water Block Thermal Design with G1/4 Threaded Fittings
Tube connectors at each end of the heatsink provide easy integration with any water cooled system. These technologies help combat high temperatures by effectively removing heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU VRM zone, allowing it to remain cool, even when the battle heats up. GC-USB3.1 BAY: GIGABYTE USB3.1 5.25" Front Bay Expansion Port
• USB Type-C™ supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 (Profile 5) delivering 100 watts power
• x1 future-proof reversible Type-C™ connector
• x1 popular Type-A connector
• Supports USB 3.1, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
• High-quality steel construction
• Fits in standard 5.25" drive bay
• Uses SATA-Express interface to provide USB3.1 support for up to 10Gb/s data-transfer speed15 Gold Plated CPU Socket Design
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. 4K Ultra HD Support
4K resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times today's standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI. HDMI™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI™ is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.