Gigabyte Z97X SOC Preview


Gigabyte Z97X SOC Preview


We'll start with the more standard elements of the Gigabyte Z97X SOC. The main point of interest is native 4K support. We know that 4K displays are still hugely expensive, but it's a testament to how quickly the price is dropping that the latest Intel chipset supports it by default.

Most of us don't change our CPUs very often but it shows how much of a focus Gigabyte are putting towards the extreme overclocker by doubling the thickness of the gold plating on the CPU socket. If you're looking for world record overclocks you're going to have to change your CPU dozens and dozens of times searching for the best possible starting point, so doubling the thickness of the gold ensures the most stable contact at all times. 

We can't wait for the hardware to filter through that supports the SATA Express 10Gb/s port. Or perhaps the SATA 3 ones already see a benefit from the increased bandwidth. Without testing we don't know, and even if we had tested we can't tell you yet. Exciting though.

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Most Recent Comments

28-04-2014, 08:38:30

Orange? Just why?Quote

28-04-2014, 08:42:27

Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
Orange? Just why?
The OC boards always have beenQuote

28-04-2014, 08:51:24

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
The OC boards always have been
Alright then, but I still don't really like it Quote

28-04-2014, 12:49:52

I like the orange on the Giga OC boards

This is the best looking Z97 mobo I have seen so far, the Asus boards might be rich feature wise but I don't like the look of them especially the gold ones. And the MSI look ok but I think the heatsinks on the Z87 ones were better.Quote

28-04-2014, 15:43:42

I think there will be also a high end OC board from Gigabyte. If the new Devil's Canyon processors will be out we will see.. I mostly use Gigabyte boards and i'am really pleased with them in fact of oc too. (but i'm not a Hicookie) ?)Quote

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