GIGABYTE GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 Review & Specifications

GIGABYTE GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1151

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Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs
Supports PCIe x16 slot bifurcation in 2x8 mode by riser card
Fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A
Support OC Touch Panel for Extreme Overclocking
Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA interface
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
802.11ac Dual Band 867Mbps wireless supports MU-MIMO and BT4.2
Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
RGB FUSION LED Light Show design
Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers
GIGABYTE UEFI BIOS™
APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

Specs Overview

Model GA-Z270N-Gaming 5
Socket LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX
Chipset Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Score Pangoly

87
  • 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. 2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 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 4000(O.C.) / 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 DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz
      * Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
    2. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] 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
      * To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
    4. Support for S/PDIF Out
  • LAN

    1. Intel® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Wireless Communication module

    1. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
    2. BLUETOOTH 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR
    3. Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
      * Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
  • Expansion Slots

    1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
      (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
    2. 1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for the wireless communication module (M2_WIFI)
  • Storage Interface

    Chipset:
    1. 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector on the back of the motherboard (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
    2. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    3. 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.
  • 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. 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    2. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB header
  • Internal I/O Connectors

    1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    3. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    4. 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector on the back of the motherboard
    5. 1 x CPU fan header
    6. 2 x system fan headers
    7. 1 x front panel header
    8. 1 x front panel audio header
    9. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
    10. 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
    11. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    12. 1 x speaker header
    13. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    14. 1 x chassis intrusion header
    15. 1 x OC Touch header
    16. 1 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable header
  • Back Panel Connectors

    1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    2. 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
    3. 1 x DisplayPort
    4. 1 x HDMI port
    5. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
    6. 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
    7. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
    8. 1 x RJ-45 port
    9. 3 x audio jacks (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 speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
  • BIOS

    1. 1 x 64 Mbit flash
    2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    3. 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
      AutoGreen
      BIOS Setup
      Color Temperature
      Cloud Station
      EasyTune
      Easy RAID
      Fast Boot
      Game Boost
      ON/OFF Charge
      Platform Power Management
      RGB Fusion
      Smart Backup
      Smart Keyboard
      Smart TimeLock
      System Information Viewer
      USB Blocker
      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
    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. Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm
  • Box Contents

    1. GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 motherboard
    2. Motherboard driver disk
    3. Wireless module driver disk
    4. User's Manual
    5. Two SATA cables
    6. Quick Installation Guide
    7. I/O Shield
    8. One antenna

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