Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 Review & Specifications

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 LGA1151 Z170 ATX DDR4

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LGA1151, Supports 6th Generation Intel Core Processors
Memory: 4x DDR4 DIMM Slots and Dual Channel.
Slots: 1x PCI - Express 3.0 x16 Slots, 1x PCI - Express 3.0 x8, 1x PCI - Express 3.0 x4 and 4x PCI - Express 3.0 x1
Audio: Realtek ALC1150 7.1 - Channel High Definition Audio CODEC.
Storage Interface: 3 x SATA Express,8 x SATA 3 and 2 x M.2.
USB: 1 x USB 3.1 (A+C) ports, 7 x USB 3.0 ports and 6 x USB 2.0 ports

Specs Overview

Model GA-Z170X-UD5
Release Date December 2015
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Intel GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 0
SATA Express Ports 3
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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  • CPU

    1. Support for 7th/6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel®Pentium® processors/ Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package
      * For 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors support need to update the latest BIOS.
    2. L3 cache varies with CPU
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
  • Chipset

    1. Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
  • Memory

    1. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
      * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
    2. Dual channel memory architecture
    3. Support for DDR4 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(O.C.) /2133 MHz memory modules
    4. Support for ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    5. Support for non-ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
    6. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    (Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
  • Onboard Graphics

    Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
    1. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz
      * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
    2. 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60 Hz
      * Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
    3. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24 Hz
      * Support for HDMI 1.4 version.
    Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
  • Audio

    1. Realtek® ALC1150 codec
    2. High Definition Audio
    3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    4. Support for S/PDIF Out
  • LAN

    1. 2 x Intel® GbE LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    2. Support for Teaming
  • Expansion Slots

    1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
      * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
    2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
      * The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
    3. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
      * The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the M2H_32G connector. The PCIEX4 slot will become unavailable when an SSD is installed in the M2H_32G connector.
    4. 4 x PCI Express x1 slots
      (All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
  • Storage Interface

    Chipset:
    1. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe x4/x2/x1 SSD support)
    2. 3 x SATA Express connectors
    3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5)
    4. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
      * Refer to "1-9 Internal Connectors," for the supported configurations with the M.2, SATA Express, and SATA connectors.
    Š ASMedia® ASM1061 chip:
    1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 6~7), supporting AHCI mode only
  • Multi-Graphics Technology

    1. Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies
    2. Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ and 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
  • USB

    Chipset+Intel® USB 3.1 Controller:
    1. 1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 support
    2. 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
    Š Chipset:
    1. 7 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (3 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    2. 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. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    3. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
    4. 3 x SATA Express connectors
    5. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    6. 1 x CPU fan header
    7. 1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
    8. 3 x system fan headers
    9. 1 x front panel header
    10. 1 x front panel audio header
    11. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    12. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
    13. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    15. 1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
    16. 1 x serial port header
    17. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    18. 1 x power button
    19. 1 x reset button
    20. 1 x Clear CMOS button
    21. 1 x ECO button
    22. 1 x OC button
    23. Voltage measurement points
  • Back Panel Connectors

    1. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    2. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    3. 1 x DVI-D port
    4. 1 x DisplayPort
    5. 1 x HDMI port
    6. 3 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    7. 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 support
    8. 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red)
    9. 2 x RJ-45 ports
    10. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    11. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
  • I/O Controller

    1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip
  • H/W Monitoring

    1. System voltage detection
    2. CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
    3. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
    4. CPU/System/Chipset overheating warning
    5. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
    6. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
      * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
  • BIOS

    1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash
    2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    3. Support for DualBIOS™
    4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
  • Unique Features

    1. Support for APP Center
      * Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
      3D OSD
      @BIOS
      Ambient LED
      AutoGreen
      Cloud Station
      EasyTune
      Easy RAID
      Fast Boot
      Smart TimeLock
      Smart Keyboard
      Smart Backup
      System Information Viewer
      USB Blocker
    2. Support for Q-Flash
    3. Support for Smart Switch
    4. Support for Xpress Install
  • Bundle Software

    1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
    2. Intel® Smart Response Technology
    3. cFosSpeed
  • Operating System

    1. Windows® 10 64-bit (for 7th Generation Intel® Processors)
    2. Windows® 10 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit / Windows® 7 32-bit / 64-bits (for 6th Generation Intel® Processors)
      * Please download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's website and install it before installing Windows 7.
  • Form Factor

    1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
  • Box Contents

    1. GA-Z170X-UD5 motherboard
    2. Motherboard driver disk
    3. User's Manual
    4. Quick Installation Guide
    5. Four SATA cables
    6. I/O Shield
    7. One 2-Way SLI bridge connector
    8. One G Connector
    9. One pack of back I/O dust covers
  • Remark

    1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
    2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

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