Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 Skylake SLi/Crossfire ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe/SATA3 6Gb/s, PCIe 3.0, 4-Way SLi/CrossFire, ATX Motherboard

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GIGABYTE Gaming-G1 Motherboard - Z170 Skylake

Gigabyte Z170 Chipset Motherboard

The official Gaming G1 motherboard from GIGABYTE has been specifically designed to enhance the gamer’s needs. Network prioritising tech such as Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro, audio suites and 4-way CrossFireX among other tech allow the gaming experience to reach top performance heights. The motherboard also boasts Q-Flash Plus, allowing easy thumb-drive BIOS updating while the ambient LED that can be customised brings style to both the motherboard and its rear panel.

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.

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.

Ambient LED Design

Stylish Motherboard LED

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!

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

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 G1 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 G1’s USB Type-C port.

Top Traffic Manipulation

Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro

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

Multitasking Motherboard Manipulation

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.

Embedded Audio Enhancments

Audio Suite - Creative SBX Pro Studio

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.  

Next-Level Motherboard Capacitors

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.

USB DAC-UP Technology

Clean, Low-Noise 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.

Top Traffic Manipulation

Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro Gaming Network

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

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.

Advanced OP-AMPs

AMP-UP Audio Technology, 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 Gaming-G1 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
Maximum Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Graphics Connectors HDMI
Graphics Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 4 Way SLi
Crossfire Support 4 Way CrossFireX
Audio  
Network Interface Type  
Network Interface Chip/Modules  
SATA SATA Express/SATA3 6Gb/s
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support  
Water Cooled No
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x M.2, S3, 32 Gb/s, PCIe/SATA
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24pin (V)
  • 1 x 8pin (V)
  • 2 x Audio gain control switch
  • 2 x BIOS switches
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x CPU fan header
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x ECO button
  • 1 x FP Audio Header
  • 1 x Front panel header
  • 1 x I/O shield audio LED power connector
  • 1 x OC button
  • 1 x PCIe Power Connector
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 3 x SATA Express (Compatible with 2x SATA 6.0 Gbps)
  • 4 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 5 x System Fan header
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Header
  • 1 x Voltage Measurement Points
Back Panel
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 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)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 3 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 1 x WiFi 802.11ac Dual Band/Bluetooth 4.1 Module
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
48 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
RTB Period:
48 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Full latest spec + tech I would recommend this board to anyone who wants the latest Thunderbolt3, SATA express, M2 & USB3.1. DDR4 at 64GB capacity isn't bad either. The board is well laid out and easy to populate. It is pricey but you do get value and quality for your money. 05 January 2016
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