Gigabyte Z270X-Designare Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 10

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Posted by Heath Coop on Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:00am

Features and Specifications

Key Features

·         Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

·         Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs

·         Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Header

·         Fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A

·         3-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design

·         Dual NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support

·         NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U.2 Connector

·         Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA interface

·         Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

·         ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp

·         Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software

·         USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage

·         RGB FUSION LED Light Show Design

·         Swappable Overlay for Accent LED

·         Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers

·         Silver Alloy Coated PCB Design

·         Gigabyte UEFI DualBIOS™

·         APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

Specifications

CPU   

Support for 7th and 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors/ Intel® Core™ i5 processors/Intel® Core™ i3 processors/ Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package

Chipset          

Intel® Z270 Express Chipset

Memory         

4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory

Dual channel memory architecture

Support for DDR4 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules

Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)

Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules

Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:

1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz

1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24 Hz

Maximum shared memory of 1 GB

Audio 

Realtek® ALC1220 codec

High Definition Audio

2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN   

Intel® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Expansion Slots       

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)

3 x PCI Express x1 slots

Storage Interface

Chipset:

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)

1 x U.2 connector

2 x SATA Express connectors

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

Multi-Graphics Technology           

Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ and 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

USB

Chipset+ASMedia®ASM2142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller:

1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port available through the internal USB header

Chipset:

6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)

6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector

1 x CPU fan header

1 x water cooling CPU fan header

2 x system fan headers

1 x system fan/water cooling pump header

1 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable header

2 x SATA Express connectors

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector

1 x U.2 connector

1 x front panel header

1 x front panel audio header

1 x S/PDIF Out header

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 header

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers

1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header

1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors      

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port

1 x DVI-D port

1 x HDMI port

1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

1 x RJ-45 port

1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector

5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

I/O Controller           

iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring        

Voltage detection

Temperature detection

Fan speed detection

Overheating warning

Fan fail warning

Fan speed control

BIOS  

2 x 64 Mbit flash

Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS

Support for DualBIOS™

PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features      

Support for APP Center

3D OSD

@BIOS

AutoGreen

BIOS Setup

Color Temperature

Cloud Station

EasyTune

Easy RAID

Fast Boot

Game Boost

ON/OFF Charge

Platform Power Management

RGB Fusion

Smart Backup

Smart Keyboard

Smart TimeLock

System Information Viewer

USB Blocker

USB DAC-UP 2

V-Tuner

Support for Q-Flash

Support for Xpress Install

Bundle Software      

Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

cFosSpeed

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit (for 7th Generation Intel® processors)

Support for Windows 10 64-bit/Windows 8.1 64-bit/Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit (for 6th Generation Intel® processors)

Form Factor  

ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

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