GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8
- GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8
- Product Name GA-Z270X-Gaming 8
- Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
- Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
- Chipset Intel® Z270
- DDR4, 4 x DIMM, Dual Channel, 64GB
- 3-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
- Killer DoubleShot™ Pro Gaming Network + Intel® Gigabit LAN
BENCHMARK GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8
|Cpu||Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
|Memory||DDR4, 4 x DIMM, Dual Channel, 64GB|
|Expansion Slots||4 x PCIe x16 slots
0 x PCIe x8 slots
2 x PCIe x1 slots
0 x PCI slots
|Storange||2 x M.2 slots
2 x SATA Express slots
6 x SATA3 slots
2 x U.2 connectors
|Back I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x HDMI port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 connector (USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
5 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2 x RJ-45 ports
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)
|LAN||1 x Intel® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN1)
1 x Killer™ E2500 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN2)
|Audio||Creative® Sound Core 3D chip|
|Multi-GPU Support||CROSSFIRE and SLI|
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 support 7th and 6th generation Intel LGA 1151
This Motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA 1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express® controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCIe Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 with Chipset Intel® Z270
The Intel® Z270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th Generation and 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, the Z270 chipset provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.0 ports, four SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z270 also supports integrated graphics, so you’ll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 Support DDR4 Memory
DDR4 SDRAM, an abbreviation for double data rate fourth-generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory, is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) with a high bandwidth (“double data rate”) interface.
The primary advantages of DDR4 over its predecessor, DDR3, include higher module density and lower voltage requirements, coupled with higher data rate transfer speeds. The DDR4 standard theoretically allows for DIMMs of up to 512 GiB in capacity, compared to DDR3’s theoretical maximum of 128 GiB per DIMM.
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 Support SATA Express
Current SSDs devour up to 550MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard — and ensures that you and your system won’t get left behind.
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 Support Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt is the brand name of a hardware interface developed by Intel that allows the connection of external peripherals to a computer. Thunderbolt 1 and 2 use the same connector as Mini DisplayPort (MDP), whereas Thunderbolt 3 uses USB Type-C. It was initially developed and marketed under the name Light Peak.
Thunderbolt combines PCI Express (PCIe) and DisplayPort (DP) into one serial signal, and additionally provides DC power, all in one cable. Up to six peripherals may be supported by one connector through various topologies.
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 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-Z270X-Gaming 8 With Killer DoubleShot™ Pro
Killer DoubleShot™ Pro allows the use of both Killer™ Wireless and Killer™ Ethernet at the same time. This will provide more usable bandwidth to the end user. A Killer™ Ethernet controller is capable of handling 1Gbps of traffic and a Killer™ Wireless adapter (2×2 11ac) is capable of handling 867 Mbps of traffic. Killer DoubleShot™ Pro allows both of these interfaces to work at the same time which will give the end user max throughput as high as 1.867Gbps. Killer DoubleShot™ Pro also gives users the ability to hook up to two different broadband networks at the same time. This creates many potential advantages for users that have access to a second broadband network (via phone, public WiFi, neighbor, etc). For example, you can use Killer Ethernet to connect to your main broadband connection to game on (or do other priority 1 tasks) and then use Killer WiFi to hook up to a separate broadband connection to watch twitch.tv, listen to music, download items, etc. In many cases this effectively doubles the usable broadband bandwidth for your Killer DoubleShot™ Pro enabled PC.
Killer DoubleShot™ Pro provides unprecedented speed, intelligence, and control for systems that have both a Killer™ Wireless adapter and a Killer™ Ethernet controller. DoubleShot™ Pro automatically picks the fastest network connection (Ethernet or Wireless) and sends all high priority traffic over that interface. All standard traffic is then sent over the other interface. This ensures the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link. Killer™ technology will automatically indentify latency sensitive gaming and voice traffic and send it over the fastest interface.
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 Support M.2
Onboard M.2 is a specification for internally mounted computer expansion cards and associated connectors. It replaces the mSATA standard, which uses the PCI Express Mini Card physical card layout and connectors. M.2’s more flexible physical specification allows different module widths and lengths, and, paired with the availability of more advanced interfacing featuresM.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 Support AMD CrossFire
AMD 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.
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 Support NVIDIA SLI
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