Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming SOC Review & Specifications

Specs Overview

Model GA-Z270X-Gaming SOC
Release Date February 2017
Series AORUS
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 4000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel GbE 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 4
SATA Express Ports 2
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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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 4133(O.C.) / 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 4096x2304@60 Hz
      * Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
    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. Support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
    3. TI NE5532 operational amplifier
    4. High Definition Audio
    5. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    6. Support for S/PDIF Out
  • LAN

    1. 1 x Intel® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)(LAN1)
    2. 1 x Killer™ E2500 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN2)
      * Teaming is not supported.
  • 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 operates at up to x8 mode.
    3. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
      * The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the M2P_32G connector. The PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x2 mode when an SSD is installed in the M2P_32G connector.
    4. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
      * The PCIEX1_3 slot shares bandwidth with the SATA3 1 connector. The SATA3 1 connector becomes unavailable when the PCIEX1_3 is populated.
      (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) (M2M_32G)
    2. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)
    3. 1 x U.2 connector
    4. 3 x SATA Express connectors
    5. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    6. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
      * Refer to "1-10 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the PCIEX4, M.2, and SATA connectors.
  • 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+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 U.2 connector
    4. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
    5. 3 x SATA Express connectors
    6. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    7. 1 x CPU fan header
    8. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header
    9. 2 x system fan headers
    10. 1 x system fan/water cooling pump header
    11. 1 x front panel header
    12. 1 x front panel audio header
    13. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    14. 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
    15. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    16. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    17. 1 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable header
    18. 1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
    19. 1 x Clear CMOS jumperŠŠ
    20. 1 x ECO button
    21. 1 x OC button
    22. 1 x audio gain control switch
  • Back Panel Connectors

    1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    2. 1 x DisplayPort
    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 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    8. 2 x RJ-45 ports
    9. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    10. 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. 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. 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
      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
      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-Z270X-Gaming 5 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
    8. One RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable
  • 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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