Gigabyte Shows off Z170 Motherboards

Gigabyte Shows off Z170 Motherboards

Gigabyte Shows off Z170 Motherboards

Gigabyte Shows off Z170 Motherboards


Gigabyte has shown off part of their lineup of Z170 Motherboards, showing new colour schemes, new features and more. 

All f these motherboards are based on Intel's Z170 chipset and are using Intel's LGA 1151 socket, which will be supporting Intel's upcoming Skylake CPUs. 

We will start off by talking about Gigabyte's flagship Z170 board, the Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming G1, a motherboard which sports a new white and red colour scheme, a 22-phase power design, a water cooling ready VRM heatsink, dual M.2 ports, dual SATA Express ports, dual internal USB 3.o headers, high end audio components and Two Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. 

One other new feature of this boars is it's new Turbo B-Clock chip, which allows for a wider range of  BCLK tuning, which is from 90 MHz all the way to 200 MHz, instead of (100,125 and 167 MHz), allowing for a lot more options when ti comes to memory and BCLK based CPU overclocking. 


Gigabyte Shows off Z170 Motherboards  Gigabyte Shows off Z170 Motherboards  


 As we move down the range we see some of the more advanced feature of this motherboard slip away, with the Z170 Gaming 7 (above right) losing it's 4th PCIe slot and the ability to watercool it's VRMs. That being said it still offers much more than most current Z97 motherboards, with dual M.2 slots and plenty of SATA Express ports. 

When we move down to the Gaming 5 and Gaming 3 we see a totally different heatsink design, which uses a red and black colour scheme which has a fer hints of white around the motherboard. Both of these motherboards have dual M.2 slots, dual USB 3.0 internal headers and Gigabyte's Turbo B-Clock chip, making them look fantastic value for Mid-range motherboards.


Gigabyte Shows off Z170 Motherboards  Gigabyte Shows off Z170 Motherboards  


All in all these motherboards look like great offerings for Gigabyte, offering great functionality in even their mid-range of products. Hopefully these motherboards will be reasonably priced at launch, which is expected to be at some point in August. 


You can join the discussion on Gigabyte's Z170 motherboards on the OC3D Forums.


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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2015, 05:11:33

Ooooh shiny

(that's a lot of phases though)Quote

07-07-2015, 05:21:35

That G1 Gaming would've looked tonnes better with a normal, square I/O cover or even none at all (can't believe I'm saying that). The others looks nice though, still the boring old black & red this gen it seems, but at least they worked on improving it (or at least they worked on it, let's stick with that).Quote

07-07-2015, 05:51:35

Although I'm not a fan of gigabyte these do look pretty good and interesting that they are using the new soundblaster chips too, Wonder if they are any better than their dedicated brethren?Quote

07-07-2015, 06:35:14

I still think something they should do next is with motherboards and to change the whole pin connector thing like for the power/reset button etc there has got to be something better then thatQuote

07-07-2015, 08:01:48

Looks good but too much red.Quote

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