Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review: Page 7 of 7

Posted by Heath Coop on Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:19am

Gigabyte Z97X-SLI

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

The Gigabyte Z97X-SLI continues the Ultra Durable legacy, but in a rather economical package. All the basics are there, like M.2 and SATA Express connectivity. The included software features a great design and is completely relevant to how the board might be used. The multi-GPU support is must have hardware on any gaming motherboard.

There is no doubting the overclocking ability of the Z97X-SLI either. A stable 4.7 GHz clock on the i7 4790K proves that. Throughout the testing the Z97X-SLI showed average to above average scores time for the most part. I tried to find fault with the board, but there just wasn’t any to be found. The layout is logically thought out. Not a single header, port, switch, or jack seems to be improperly placed.

The Gigabyte Z97X-SLI is commonly found as low as $129.99. This a fair price for a motherboard of the caliber.


  • Great Overclocking Features and Ability
  • Well Thought Out Software Package
  • Logical Layout
  • Very Reasonable Price


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Highly Recommended