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