GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7
- LGA1151 for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
- Intel® Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron®
- intel Z170
- DDR4 / 2 Channel / 4X DIMM / 64GB
- GIGABYTE Turbo B-Clock
- Intel® USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ – The World’s Next Universal Connector
- Killer™ E2400 and Intel® Gaming Networks
- ATX Form Factor
BENCHMARK GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7
83 Audio / Video
Ready for 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/ i5/ i3/Pentium/Celeron
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great graphics performance.
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support Intel® Z170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you’ll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support Current SSDs devour up to 550MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. SATA Express (abbreviated from Serial ATA Express and sometimes unofficially shortened to SATAe) is a computer bus interface that supports both Serial ATA (SATA) and PCI Express (PCIe) storage devices, initially standardized in the SATA 3.2 specification. The SATA Express connector used on the host side is backward compatible with the standard 3.5-inch SATA data connector, while it also provides two PCI Express lanes as a pure PCI Express connection to the storage device.
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support USB 3.1 Gen2
Transferring your favorite games, music and movies over USB has never been faster. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
– 2X faster than USB 3.1 Gen1
– 20X faster than USB 2.0
– Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth
– Boost transfer rate for your PC and peripherals
Type-C with reversible design
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 Gen2 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support DisplayPort
DisplayPort is a digital display interface developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The interface is primarily used to connect a video source to a display device such as a computer monitor, though it can also be used to carry audio, USB, and other forms of data.
VESA designed it to replace VGA, DVI, and FPD-Link. DisplayPort is backward compatible with VGA and DVI through the use of adapters.
DisplayPort is the first display interface to rely on packetized data transmission, a form of digital communication found in technologies including Ethernet, USB, and PCI Express. It allows both internal and external display connections and, unlike legacy standards where differential pairs are fixed to transmitting a clock signal with each output, the DisplayPort protocol is based on small data packets known as micro packets, which can embed the clock signal within the data stream, allowing higher resolutions with fewer pins. The use of data packets also allows DisplayPort to be extensible, meaning additional features can be added over time without significant changes to the physical interface itself.
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support HDMI
HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI™ is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support Killer™ Ethernet E2400
The Killer™ E2400 high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Controller is taking speed, intelligence, and control to the next level. With the all new Advanced Stream Detect™ 2.0, Killer is able to better detect and control network traffic and deliver unparalleled speed and performance to your critical applications and websites. The Killer™ E2400 provides additional intelligence by being able to automatically identify and accelerate specific website traffic in addition to networked applications and games. The Killer™ E2400 also provides additional control to users by adding 2 additional network priority levels, giving the user 6 levels of application and website traffic prioritization. These new features allow the Killer™ E2400 to improve latency, reduce jitter, and virtually eliminate video freezes by identifying, prioritizing, and accelerating the critical network traffic you need to enjoy your gaming, web, and entertainment experiences. Killer™ E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers provide industry-leading latency performance, beating the competition by up to 50% during single application usage, and potentially more than 10x faster when multitasking.
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support Creative Sound Core 3D chip
Combining world’s first Quad-Core Creative Sound Core3D Audio Processor Plus Advanced Creative SBX PROSTUDIO Audio Suite.
+ Harnessing the power of a Dedicated Audio Processor to offload workload from CPU
+ Total solution from Creative (Hardware +Software)
+ Richer overall audio experience
Sound Core3D™ is the next generation multi-core Sound and Voice processor for accelerating advanced audio and voice processing technologies. Its low-power and energy efficient design makes it ideal to deliver High Definition audio quality and superior performance in stationary and portable entertainment devices.
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Upgrade your rig with a second NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU to enable SLI, the system turbocharger of choice for gamers, which enables everyone’s favorite titles to be played at the highest screen resolutions with every setting maxed out. NVIDIA SLI supports the use of up to 4 GPUs, and thanks to FCAT, SLI is certified by independent press as fast, smooth and responsive
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 support AMD CrossFireX
AMD CrossFireX (previously known as CrossFire) is a brand name for the multi-GPU solution by Advanced Micro Devices, originally developed by ATI Technologies. The technology allows up to four GPUs to be used in a single computer to improve graphics performance.
Associated technology used in mobile computers with external graphics cards, such as in laptops or notebooks, is called AMD Hybrid Graphics.
|Cpu||LGA1151 for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
Intel® Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron®
|Memory||DDR4 / 2 Channel / 4X DIMM / 64GB|
|Expansion Slots||3 x PCIe x16 slots
3 x PCIe x1 slots
0 x PCI Slots
|Storange||0 x M.2 PCIe connector
2 x SATA Express connector
3 x SATA III connectors
6 x SATA II connector
|Back I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A ports
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C ports
0 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
5 x USB 3.0 ports
0 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x PS/2 mouse / keyboard port
1 x Display port
1 x HDMI port
0 x DVI port
0 x D-Sub
2 x Lan port Connector
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
|LAN||Killer E2400 Gaming chipset|
|Audio||Creative® Sound Core 3D chip|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
3 x SATA Express connectors
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x I/O shield audio LED power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
3 x system fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x power button
1 x reset button
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x ECO button
1 x OC button
1 x audio gain control switch
Voltage Measurement Points
1 x BIOS switch
|H/W Monitoring||System voltage detection
CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
CPU/System/Chipset overheating warning
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
|Unique Features||Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Smart Switch
Support for Xpress Install
|Box Contents||GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard
Motherboard driver disk
Quick Installation Guide
Four SATA cables
One 2-Way SLI bridge connector
One G Connector
One pack of back I/O dust covers