Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The Gigabyte Z270X-Designare checks all the cool boxes. The all silver color scheme is certainly an attention getter. The look is sculptured yet smooth. The lettering is reminiscent of Greek. Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion lighting system allows for a wide variety of color and pattern combinations.
The Designare also performed well. It fell consistently in the middle of our charts, but that’s still impressive. No matter what we threw at it, it performed admirably. Overclocking was almost too easy. 5 GHz is just a click away via the BIOS. Manually overclocking bested that with 5.2 GHz, which is about what we’d expect from a motherboard in this price range.
Much like the cosmetics, the BIOS feels extremely smooth as well. The multiple software utilities are intuitive and have a unified feel. The layout of the Z270X-Designare is just as intuitive as the software and BIOS. Every jack, header, and connector is placed exactly where one would expect it.
The Gigabyte Z270X-Designare is listed for $184.99 on Newegg and Amazon at the time of this review. That’s a good entry price for such a unique design.
- Good Overclocking Ability
- RGB LED Lighting with I/O and Case Lighting Control
- Six USB 3.1 Rear Ports
- Dual U.2 Ports with PCI-E 3.0 x4 Support