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Because we've already looked at the Gaming 7 and Gaming 9 we have to confess we were slightly disappointed with the accessories included in the Ultra Gaming. As so many of the Z270 motherboards have near identical features it is in the software and the accessories that a manufacturer can really make their product stand out from the rest, but the Ultra Gaming just has the regular selection of SATA cables and adaptors.

Fortunately that is the only real area that is a minor let down, as the packaging looks spectacular and once you've freed the motherboard from its anti-static bag it is difficult not to be impressed by the looks. The combination of all black with a few scattered chrome highlights in the form of the PCI Express armour and the DDR4 reinforcement really makes it pop. The heatsink design can often make or break a motherboard, and with the Ultra Gaming Gigabyte have gone for a very classy looking sloped arrangement. The chipset heatsink is reminiscent of a supercar with its slats and slopes, whilst the power phase into IO heatsink which is becoming all the rage is smooth and crisp. Very nice.

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04-01-2017, 01:29:18

King of Old School
It's an improvement but what kills it is RGB lighting.

IMO there's nothing wrong with a plain black motherboard with no RGB lighting.Quote

04-01-2017, 01:34:33

S_I_N
playing around with my Gigabyte Z270X Gaming K5 atm lol cant wait til I get a Kaby Lake for it for now its on Sky LakeQuote

04-01-2017, 07:51:06

Warchild
Wonder how long before someone jumps on this stating "looks good but has RGB lighting so will not buy".

I think we are at a point where the additional cost of rgb led is totally negligible and is used as a selling factor now. It's so common place these days.

I've been looking at this one and the new RoG IX. Both look very appealing.Quote

08-01-2017, 21:16:25

S_I_N
actually enjoying the RGB on the board I have mine set for cpu temp. I'm liking it so much I'm strongly considering a case change to the Crystal 570X with some of the Corsair RGB fans.Quote

09-01-2017, 03:41:48

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Wonder how long before someone jumps on this stating "looks good but has RGB lighting so will not buy".

I think we are at a point where the additional cost of rgb led is totally negligible and is used as a selling factor now. It's so common place these days.

I've been looking at this one and the new RoG IX. Both look very appealing.
I have been using RGB LEDs for years and they lose their magic after about a day.

Mine are active too, so interact with games and stuff too. IE in Dying Light and the Metro games if I turn on a flashlight they all turn white. If you fall from a decent height they pulse red and if you have a zombie after you they turn green.

All great fun for about ten minutes.Quote
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