Gigabyte Z270X Ultra Gaming Preview

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Gigabyte Z270X Ultra Gaming

Introduction

There have been a few Gigabyte motherboard types in recent years, from the Sniper range through the Gaming type, all of which have had varying degrees of success. With the release of the Z270 chipset Gigabyte have consolidated their wide range into a more easily digestible format - namely a selection of Gaming motherboards ranging from the very affordable all the way up through the 7 and 9 until we reach today's model, the Ultra Gaming.

As you can see from the image at the top of the page this is a motherboard which definitely follows the modern theme of providing an all black design and letting the user express their individuality through their lighting choices. It's an idea which has quickly gained traction until it is now the default way to manufacture a motherboard, with the all white offerings being the only real alternative.

So what makes the Ultra Gaming special?

Technical Specifications

If you have only a cursory glance through the specifications it appears very similar to all the other Z270 motherboards that we're showing you today. This is partly because the latest Intel chipset has so much included on it that is worthy of shouting about that it's hard to really add to it. However, the Gigabyte Z270X Ultra Gaming has a few tricks up its sleeve including full PCI Express bracket armour, Intel Thunderbolt 3 support, Gigabytes take on the ever popular RGB which includes swappable overlays, and hybrid fan headers so you don't need to worry about the header nearest your fan not supporting the type of fan you wish to plug in.

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Most Recent Comments

04-01-2017, 01:29:18

King of Old 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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