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Gigabyte Unveils Z170 G1 Gaming motherboard lineup

Gigabyte Z170X G1 Gaming, Gaming GT and Gaming 7 shown

Gigabyte Unveils Z170 Gaming motherboard lineup

Gigabyte Unveils Z170 G1 Gaming motherboard lineup

 

Gigabyte has unveiled their Z170 Gaming motherboards lineup. Now right off the bat, if you're hoping to see a green motherboard, there's no sign of one at the moment. The motherboards are white and red (with black PCB), however. The Z170 boards feature Socket 1151 (obviously), so these are for Skylake chips.

 

Gigabyte Unveils Z170 Gaming motherboard lineupAll images courtesy of itfree4u.com

The three motherboards shown at Computex are the flagship GA-Z170X-Gaming G1, closely followed by the GA-Z170X-Gaming GT and last but not least the GA-Z170X-Gaming 7. The Gaming G1 features four DDR4 DIMM slots (supports up to 64GB of 3300 MHz RAM), either a 21 or 22 phase PWM design and a large (hybrid) heatsink. That's right, the hybrid motherboards with integrated chipset water blocks are back.

 

Gigabyte Unveils Z170 Gaming motherboard lineup

 

The G1 Gaming sports four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots which are spaced to support four-way SLI and CrossFire. PCIe x1 slots aren't missing either. There are three of them, to be precise, alongside two M.2 ports. It also features 10(!) SATA 3 6GB/s ports and three SATA Express ports. It also has two USB 3.0 headers and two USB 2.0 headers, a Dual BIOS switch and a PEG connector. It has adopted a Creative Sound Blaster ZxRi 120+dB SNR sound card, HDMI 2.0 ports, a Killer Double Shot Pro X3 LAN module, USB 3.1 ports and an LED trace path.

 

  Gigabyte Unveils Z170 Gaming motherboard lineup Gigabyte Unveils Z170 Gaming motherboard lineupLeft: Z170X Gaming GT. Right: Z170X Gaming 7

The Gaming GT aren't as high-end, but still pack some epic features. We find three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, two M.2 ports on the GT and one on the Gaming 7. As far as looks go they don't look too dissimilar, which is a good thing.

 

Join the discussion on the Gigabyte Z170 Gaming lineup on the OC3D Forums.

 

Gigabyte has unveiled their Z170 G1 Gaming motherboards. We give you an overview the Z170X G1 Gaming, Gaming GT and...

Posted by OC3D on Wednesday, 3 June 2015
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03-06-2015, 05:42:47

Dicehunter
If there was no red that would look awesome.Quote

03-06-2015, 06:05:23

Kushiro
Funnily enough this red actually doesnt look as horrible. Would have much preferred black.Quote

03-06-2015, 06:06:00

Thelosouvlakia
That board nails the OC3D colour scheme!Quote

03-06-2015, 06:14:21

TPC
Gigabyte listens, but not completely. They only heard "white" somewhere and slammed some white on their new boards. Tacky why didn't I miss you.Quote

03-06-2015, 06:22:20

Excalabur50
Yuk Yuk and more yuk what the heck are Gigabyte smoking the should have stuck to what they were good at blue and the mighty green boards...................shakes his head as he walks away..............Quote
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