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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI 8 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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GA-Z97X-Gaming 7

  • Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3 gaming audio 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 platform
  • Extreme multi graphics support
  • SATA Express support for 10 Gb/s data transfer
  • M.2 for SSDs drives with up to 10 Gb/s data transfer
  • Long lifespan Durable Black Solid caps
  • APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
 
 
G1™ Gaming Motherboards

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G1™ AUDIO

GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio™ Technology

GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards are equipped with the GIGABYTE exclusive AMP-UP Audio Technology, which provides the industry's highest level of onboard audio features and technologies. With GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio, gamers and audiophiles are able to experience crisp, ultra realistic sound effects while gaming, and the richest possible sound experience when listening to their favorite music and movies.

 
Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio

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The ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.

The ALC1150 provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1-channel sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Two stereo ADCs are integrated and can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Beam Forming (BF), and Noise Suppression (NS) technologies. The ALC1150 incorporates Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve Front differential output 115dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback (DAC) quality and 104dB SNR recording (ADC) quality.

 
 
Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier

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Specially designed for gamers, GIGABYTE motherboards utilize a high-capacity amplifier which is able to drive 600O loads, giving gamers a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion when using high quality professional headphones.

 
 
Additional Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3

GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards also include Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite. Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite is a powerful audio platform offering premium audio quality, effects and features for gamers. It features SBX Pro Studio™ suite of technologies, which is designed to give you the fullest audio experience.

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High End Audio Capacitors

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GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards use high end, Japanese branded Nichicon audio capacitors. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.

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Gold Plated Audio Hardware

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GIGABYTE motherboards pack top quality gold plated audio and HDMI connectors for improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold has superb signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use. The Audio controller is also shielded by a gold plated cover which eliminates electrostatic interference.

 
 
Dedicated Audio Hardware Zone

  • + Separation on the PCB layer protects the board's sensitive analog audio components.
  • + Separate analog and digital ground to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).
  • + LED trace path lighting illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
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Locating the right and left audio channels on separate PCB layers, GIGABYTE 9 Series G1™ gaming motherboards are able to eliminate channel crosstalk and maintain the best audio quality.

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G1™ NETWORKING

Killer™ E2200 Gaming Network

NO LAG, JUST FRAG!

GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards feature the Killer™ E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.

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G1™ Performance

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GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 Extreme Multi-GPU Support

Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either 3-Way CrossFire™ or 2-Way SLI™ action, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

 
 
GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 SATA Express Connector

GIGABYTE motherboards feature an onboard SATA Express connector which provides performance far superior to that of current SATA technologies. SATA Express features data transfer rates of up to 10Gb/s, considerably higher than SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s), which won't bottleneck faster NAND flash technologies in cutting edge SSDs. SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI-Express and SATA to provide much higher bandwidth, allowing SATA Express based drives to perform at similar speeds as PCI-Express based drives.

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M.2 Onboard Connector

GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards come equipped with an onboard M.2 slot, providing users PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds, M.2 offers users considerably faster storage performance than current mSATA and even SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s) storage devices.

 
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GIGABYTE App Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system.

 
 
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GIGABYTE EasyTune™ App

GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

 
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GIGABYTE Cloud Station™ APP

GIGABYTE Cloud Station™ is composed of several GIGABYTE's unique apps that allow your smart phones/tablet device to communicate, share resources, and control desktop PCs via wireless connection.

 
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G1™ Looks

All New Heat Sink Design

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GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 4K Ultra HD Support

4K resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times today's standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI.

 
 
GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 HDMI™-The Next Generation Multimedia Interface

HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI™ is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.

 
 
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GIGABYTE OPT Fan Support

Many of today's 3rd party water cooling systems require CPU fan power support for both the cooling fan and the water pump. GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards feature OPT fan support, an additional CPU fan pin header that can be used to connect a water pump and configured for continuous full speed operation. The OPT Fan is also useful for high performance coolers employing two fans.

 
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10K Durable Black™ Solid Caps

GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for a guaranteed minimum of 10K hours. Not only do they provide ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU loading, they also come in customized jet black from Nippon Chemi-Con and Nichicon.

 
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5x (15µ) Gold Plated CPU Socket Design

GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.

 
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GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 Game Controller

GIGABYTE Game Controller allows you to define your own hotkeys and change the mouse sensitivity, helping you make the most out of your keyboard and mouse in games.

 
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Hot Key:
Create macro commands and define your own hotkeys to quickly perform the function your want.
*Create the hotkeys by yourself on normal keyboard.

 
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Speed:
Using the Sniper key you can switch the mouse sensitivity when you are in sniper mode for better sniper accuracy.

 
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Nicholas H.
  • 4/9/2015 10:30:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Very easy to install. Lots of ports. The BIOS is super user friendly. The board looks great.

Cons: It can be a tight fit to put the CPU cooler on with memory installed.

Other Thoughts: Love this board. This is my first Gigabyte motherboard and I am very happy with it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/5/2015 10:01:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board

Pros: over all great board. im able to up grade in the future. very easy bios. runs like a champ. thankfully I was able to instal and had no problems fireing it up. plus it looks realy nice in the case. this was my first build, and hitting that power button was intense. but everything went as planned. couldnt be happier at the current moment. ( 40 days ) and counting.

Cons: I have none as of now.

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  • Josh B.
  • 2/20/2015 12:51:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice but Bios could be better

Pros: Good board with a lot of options for plugging things in and just overall nice board. I also enjoy the slight illumination that is on the board although some probably won't.

Cons: The Bios UI is a bit confusing especially if you are new to Overclocking. The included software does help with OC if you want to go that route, but at the extreme OC I think it may set the CPU Voltage up a bit much from what I have read.

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  • Paul C.
  • 2/13/2015 10:16:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest motherboard I've bought yet for my needs

Pros: I was weary at first by other people reviews, think they just got a bad batch.
I have had absolutely no issues with sounds bleeding through to my speakers and headset. you have to setup your audio for default depending what is your primary jack.
I use all my audio channels, if you buy this board you def will not need a sound card, one of many reasons why i bought it.

Cons: No cons for me.

Other Thoughts: I got the version 1.0 board and already had the F6 bios installed.
The bios can be intimidating when first booting up, Don't let it, its actually very easy to navigate. I think all the functions and colors is what detours people in the bios.

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  • Taylor C.
  • 2/10/2015 4:46:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooks at a price.

Pros: I love the red color or my build and it is a very capable motherboard. Has a red led line down along the pci slots on the side. It looks great.

Cons: not everyone needs this. I spend more on a motherboard because i want the looks but for most people a cheaper motherboard may make more sense if you aren't as worried about the looks.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because i loved the design but more most is would make sense for you to get a simpler motherboard that can do everything this can.

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  • Travis S.
  • 2/3/2015 11:23:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat, in most ways

Pros: Great motherboard. Things installed easily, efficiently and the layout is great. Work with all my gear and still room for expansion. Everything seemed sturdy, in-place and the addition of the BIOS boot-button and error display is a good kick for trouble-shooting.

Cons: There's a constant 'noise' from any audio-jack whenever the computer is processing at any rate above an average of 5-7%. The heavier the process, the louder the 'ringing' is and its rather annoying. Sound is coming through almost too loud as well, I had to turn down my system to 10% or below to keep it at moderate levels, and even with the system down to that, other programs don't abide by it? Started up a game to check the temperatures and the sound was catastrophic; clipping, no regards to the previous volume controls I had set before launch. Not quite sure what to think of it, but I've only seen one other person review about the 'noise' as there aren't many writings on this product.

Other Thoughts: Two out of 17(current reviews thus far) is a high percentage for this sound issue, I'd shoot for a better quality motherboard from Gigabyte that'll cost a bit more, but hopefully you'll steer clear of this and avoid losing your hearing.

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  • Brian M.
  • 2/2/2015 4:46:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome board for the price!!

Pros: Using this board to build my son's gaming PC and we loved the features versus the pricing on this board. Plenty of expansion for later add on hardware. We will updated this review once we have the PC completed and tested.

Cons: none

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  • John R.
  • 2/2/2015 10:55:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works!

Pros: Looks good and fits in my HAF 912 without any issues.

Came with 4 Sata cables, 2 straight and 2 at right angle

Nice Bios screen with easy navigation.

Cons: Wasn't delivered with cookies, I love cookies.

Other Thoughts: I'm not the most experienced computer builder (only built 2) but this MB fit my HAF 912 and worked right out of the box. Also comes with the Killer network which seems to work nicely.

HAF 912
I7 - 4790k @ stock speed
EVGA superclocked gtx 770
16g G-skill Sniper 1866
Deepcool Gammax cpu cooler
cougar case fans (silent fans) 140 mm x1, 120 mm x2

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  • Austin B.
  • 12/23/2014 5:17:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSatisfied Customer

Pros: It works as advertised, BIOS is extremely smooth and tons of help for overclocking. The including app center is also very useful. Been using this board for SLI cards and havn't had any problems.

Cons: Its's not exactly the cheapest board on the market.

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  • TERRY P.
  • 11/14/2014 6:28:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGOOD BUY

Pros: Fired wright up on a 4690K Price 155$ plus free ship order at 10:00am Tues. got on Fri at 11 am. Running by 12:30 W8.1 it was on sale only reason for 8.1. 2133 ram I'll wait a week or more before the O.C. The colors go with my MSI 970 plus I have a red light 4 pipe cooler. I have 3-4-5-6-7 year old GIG M.B. that are still working. I did a AMD 6 core a few what a JOKE it runs but not a Good Gamer CPU bogs down. Why this INTEL they don't Bog.

Cons: For the Price NONE Free Ship and color matches Ram plus V.C.

Other Thoughts: My only complaint is there are 4 fan headers but 2 are at the very bottom and 2 are for CPU. a back up.

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