GIGABYTE GA-Z270-Gaming K3 Review & Specifications

GIGABYTE GA-Z270-Gaming K3 Intel Z270 LGA1151 ATX

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Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
Fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A
2-Way Graphics Support with Ultra Durable™ Metal Shielding over PCIe Slots
Dual NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA interface
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
Killer™ E2500 Gaming Network
USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
Ambient LED Light Show design
Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers
Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Support
GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS
APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

Specs Overview

Model GA-Z270-Gaming K3
Release Date January 2017
Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Killer E2500 LAN chip
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 2
SATA Express Ports 2
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Score Pangoly

86

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  • CPU

    1. 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
    2. L3 cache varies with CPU
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
  • Chipset

    1. Intel® Z270 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 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
    4. Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    5. Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 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 HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24 Hz
      * Support for HDMI 1.4 version.
    Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
  • Audio

    1. Realtek® ALC1220 codec
    2. High Definition Audio
    3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    4. Support for S/PDIF Out
  • LAN

    1. Killer™ E2500 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • 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. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1 and PCIEX4_2)
    3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
      (All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
  • Storage Interface

    Chipset:
    1. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
    2. 2 x SATA Express connectors
    3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    4. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
      * Refer to "1-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.
  • Multi-Graphics Technology

    1. Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies (PCIEX16 and PCIEX4)
  • USB

    Chipset+ASMedia® ASM2142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller:
    1. 1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
    2. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
    Chipset:
    1. 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 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. 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
    4. 2 x SATA Express connectors
    5. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    6. 1 x CPU fan header
    7. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header
    8. 2 x system fan headers
    9. 1 x system fan/water cooling pump header
    10. 1 x front panel header
    11. 1 x front panel audio header
    12. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    13. 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
    14. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    15. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    16. 1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
    17. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • Back Panel Connectors

    1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    2. 1 x DVI-D port
    3. 1 x HDMI port
    4. 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
    5. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
    6. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
    7. 2 x USB2.0/1.1 ports
    8. 1 x RJ-45 port
    9. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
  • I/O Controller

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

    1. Voltage detection
    2. Temperature detection
    3. Fan speed detection
    4. Overheating warning
    5. Fan fail warning
    6. Fan speed control
      * Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
  • BIOS

    1. 2 x 64 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
      BIOS Setup
      Color Temperature
      Cloud Station
      EasyTune
      Easy RAID
      Fast Boot
      Game Boost
      ON/OFF Charge
      Platform Power Management
      Smart Backup
      Smart Keyboard
      Smart TimeLock
      System Information Viewer
      USB Blocker
      USB DAC-UP 2
      V-Tuner
    2. Support for 3TB+ Unlock
    3. Support for Q-Flash
    4. Support for Xpress Install
  • Bundle Software

    1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
    2. Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • 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-Z270-Gaming K3 motherboard
    2. Four SATA cables
    3. Motherboard driver disk
    4. I/O Shield
    5. User's Manual
    6. One G Connector
    7. Quick Installation Guide

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