GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming Review & Specs

GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming Intel Z270 LGA1151 ATX

GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming 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
  • 3-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
  • Dual NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
  • NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U.2 Connector
  • Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA interface
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
  • Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • RGB FUSION LED Light Show design
  • Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
  • 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

Specifications Overview

Model GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming
Release Date January 2017

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

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
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Intel GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 3
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 2
SATA Express Ports 2
M.2 Ports 1
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64 GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0

Description

  • 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 HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24 Hz
      * Support for HDMI 1.4 version.
    2. 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.
    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. Intel® GbE 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. 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 PCIEX1_2 and PCIEX1_3 slots. When the PCIEX1_2 or PCIEX1_3 slot is populated, the PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x1 mode.
    4. 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. 1 x U.2 connector
    3. 2 x SATA Express connectors
    4. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    5. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
      * Refer to "1-8 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the 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. 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
    5. 2 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. 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
    14. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    15. 1 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable header
    16. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    17. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    18. 1 x Thunderbolt™add-in card connector
    19. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • Back Panel Connectors

    1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    2. 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
    3. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
    4. 1 x DVI-D port
    5. 1 x HDMI port
    6. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
    7. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    8. 1 x RJ-45 port
    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® 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
      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
    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-Z270X-Ultra Gaming 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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