Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7

Introduction

The previous generation of Gigabyte motherboards found them slightly losing their way in our opinion. They had rapidly gone from being amongst the very best to having a few curious design decisions that made them slightly difficult to wholeheartedly recommend.

With the Z270 release Gigabyte have certainly come back with a bang, bringing all of the current in vogue features to the table, building upon the already excellent underlying chipset. We have two of their Gaming range of motherboards in the office, and our full review is going to the always popular Gaming 7. Supporting the full RGB customisation that has rapidly found itself applied to all manner of PC hardware, and combining this with a redesigned heatsink and PCB arrangement, we're sure that Gaming 7 will find favour amongst everyone disappointed with some of Gigabytes recent efforts.

Technical Specifications

The Gaming 7 is replete with all the fashionable technologies and some things unique to the Gigabyte brand. As well as the regular elements of the Z270 chipset - USB 3.1, M.2 NVME, 7th Generation CPU etc - the Gaming 7 has a U.2 connector for even faster storage support, RAID 0 support for the aforementioned NVMe drives and Thunderbolt 3, should you have a Thunderbolt compatible device.

Perhaps the big two changes of the Gaming 7 over the other Z270 motherboards we're looking at today is the inclusion of the KillerNIC networking protocol and the switch from regular RealTek audio to Creative SoundCore 3D. This could very well be enough to tempt the indecisive across to the manufacturer from Xindian District.

Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7  

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Most Recent Comments

03-01-2017, 19:37:48

Greenback
Thanks for all your hard work Tom, With all the boards you've shown in my opinion I think the Gigabyte ones win the looks with MSI 2nd and though it pains me to say Asus last. I hope Gigabyte do something the same for their Zen boards and maybe bring out a GPU to match in would be nice.
Seems weird that Intel wouldn't even let you give the prices of the Motherboards I would of thought that was down to the manufacturer, I may be cynical but it maybe they are a little worried of what AMD have and the price they go forQuote

04-01-2017, 01:37:42

King of Old Old School
This board looks bad IMO don't like the colour scheme at all, Every Z270 motherboard i have look at they all look bad expect for one company, What i find funny is there's one brand missingQuote

04-01-2017, 03:19:15

Greenback
Quote:
Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
This board looks bad IMO don't like the colour scheme at all, Every Z270 motherboard i have look at they all look bad expect for one company, What i find funny is there's one brand missing
Welll obviously you'd not like it as it's not Evga, Tom can only do what his given, if they don't send any to him he can't review themQuote

04-01-2017, 03:29:28

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Welll obviously you'd not like it as it's not Evga, Tom can only do what his given, if they don't send any to him he can't review them
Faceplam

Yes i'm aware that TTL doesn't review EVGA product and i remember why he doesn't also there is another motherboard brand he doesn't review either.

It's been over 4 years since TTL has done a EVGA review on video.Quote

02-02-2017, 16:34:23

gunbust3r
Extreme workout bro eagle, or how Gigabyte got me to stop buying their products...Quote
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