Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 Review

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Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7

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Packaging design is very much a matter of personal taste, but we have to confess we're delighted to see a return to a black background on the Gigabyte box, rather than the white one of recent years. The Z270X Gaming 7 is unquestionably an eye-catcher with a bold logo on the front and clearly laid out feature set on the obverse. Accessories are a fairly standard mix of SATA cables, identifying stickers and velcro cable ties, although it's worth highlighting the high bandwidth SLI bridge that is included in the box - perfect for those of you who seek to maximise their frame rates or benchmark scores.

It appears that every Z270 motherboard is arriving equipped with bracing for both the DIMM and PCI Express slots and the Gaming 7 is no exception. The combination of the black PCB with the shiny slot bracing and bright white Aorus heatsink really looks the business. We love it. Very very attractive indeed. Something of a surprise is the lack of a dedicated water pump header around the CPU socket. A lot of the latest motherboards have one and we expected to find one here. Beyond that minor issue though there are headers strewn across the silicon ensuring you can always plug a fan in to the most ergonomic spot.

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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 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 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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