GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 Review & Specs

GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 Socket 1150 Z97 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 Mini-ITX

GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 Socket 1150 Z97 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 Mini-ITX

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  • Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3 Software Suite
  • Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting
  • Gold plated display and audio ports
  • High end Nichicon audio capacitors
  • Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio with built-in rear audio amplifier
  • Killer™ E2200 gaming networking
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + 867Mbps 11AC dual band WIFI card
  • Highly efficient MOSFET design
  • Long lifespan Durable Black Solid caps
  • APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™

Specifications Overview

Model GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
Release Date July 2014

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

Socket LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX
Chipset Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
* 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
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 1
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 5
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 16GB
Onboard USB 2.0 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0

Pros

  • Full ATX-level performance
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC

Cons

  • No M.2 support
CPU
  1. Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
  1. Intel® Z97 Express Chipset
Memory
  1. 2 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 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 DDR3 3200(O.C.) / 3100(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
  5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor:
  1. 1 x DVI-I port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
  2. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz or 2560x1600@60Hz
    * Support for HDMI 1.4a version.
  3. 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz or 3840x2160@60Hz
    * Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
  4. Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
  5. Maximum shared memory of 512MB
Audio
  1. Realtek® ALC1150 codec
  2. Support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
  3. High Definition Audio
  4. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  5. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. Qualcomm® Atheros Killer E2201 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 4.0, 3.0+HS, 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 mini-PCI Express slot for the wireless communication module
Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 5 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/1/2/3/4)
  2. 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s connector on the back panel
    * Actual transfer rate is dependent on the device being connected.
  3. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
USB Chipset:
  1. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
  2. 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 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. 5 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  4. 1 x CPU fan header
  5. 1 x system fan header
  6. 1 x front panel header
  7. 1 x front panel audio header
  8. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  9. 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
  10. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  11. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  12. 1 x chassis intrusion header
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  3. 1 x DVI-I port
  4. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  5. 1 x HDMI port
  6. 1 x DisplayPort
  7. 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s connector
  8. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  9. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  10. 1 x RJ-45 port
  11. 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. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System temperature detection
  3. CPU/System fan speed detection
  4. CPU/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler 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 differ by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also differ depending on motherboard specifications.
    @BIOS
    EasyTune
    EZ Setup
    Fast Boot
    Cloud Station
    ON/OFF Charge
    Smart TimeLock
    Smart Recovery 2
    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® Rapid Start Technology
  3. Intel® Smart Connect Technology
  4. Intel® Smart Response Technology
  5. Intel® Wireless Display
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 8.1/8/7
Form Factor
  1. Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm
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.

Critic Reviews

80

There’s only one expansion port, and that’s a PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot for a graphics card. Other than that, there are two memory slots for up to 16GBs of RAM with an overclock ceiling of 3,200MHz, and one USB3 and one USB header. These, combined with the...

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80

Those with more modest needs can get by with Intel's tiny Next Unit of Computing (NUC). Those who need more expansion slots can default to micro-ATX. But if you're the kind of person whose only required add-in board is a beefy GPU, as many are, chances...

APC Magazine

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86

If push came to shove, we would chose the MSI Z97I GAMING AC Motherboard over the Gigabyte GA-Z97N GAMING-5, though mainly down to the BIOS and the FPS performance at times. The Gigabyte GA-Z97N GAMING-5 is currently 113.99 on Amazons UK site which...

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