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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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GA-Z97X-Gaming 5

  • 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 10Gb/s data transfer
  • M.2 for SSDs drives with up to 10Gb/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 600Ω 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 and 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™ Permance

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GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 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 5 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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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 5 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 5 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.

GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 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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GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 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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GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 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 5 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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Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0)

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Warranty

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


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  • Reid H.
  • 8/3/2015 9:51:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI must be one in a million

Pros: When the motherboard worked it seemed to have really nice overclocking abilities and seemed to communicated really fast through all the devices.

Cons: I don't even know where to start. When I received the motherboard and first installed it. I booted it up and it took FOREVER i would say around 15 minutes. As I got into windows and loaded my drivers, I noticed how awful my fps, response and cpu performance was. So I restarted the computer. The computer booted in 9 seconds and ran flawlessly. So I thought everything was okay. I turned the computer off and went to sleep. When I got up the next day I turned my newly built PC on and here we go again. My boot time takes around 15 minutes but this time I went into the bios and noticed that the bios was really laggy and just couldn't do anything because of how bad and laggy it was. So I hit the reset button and it booted in about 9 seconds again.... It was flawless in bios and was running so well. I booted into windows and gamed for a couple of hours and shut it down to go eat lunch. When I came back and turned it on it took 15 minutes to boot again and when I got into windows it was awful laggy. I had to restart the computer 3 times to get a good successful boot. It never boots properly when It's first turned on and it always takes around 40 minutes to get to my windows abd make it playable for games. I always have problems with it not recongizing hardrives and dvd drives. And I just am so done with it. I've tried everuthing to fix it and it's not anything I can do. It's been like this since day one and newegg will not take it back because its been too long. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't at fault and may have had something hooked up wrong before I sent it back. I am not happy about this purchase but I guess I will shell out some more money for an asus motherboard.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 125397 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • STEPHANE B.
  • 7/28/2015 8:57:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, So good

Pros: This mobo got pretty much all the bells and whistle you would wish for and will certainly do the job for an average setup. It was very easy to install, and the BIOS is user friendly. So far So good... after reading a lot of reviews on this mobo I could understand that buying it was a coin toss, either it's working great or it's crashing, rebooting or just plain dead... but for now it's working great, kept my finger crossed I guess. I'll come back to this revue if anything bad happens...

Cons: None that I can think of or that are important enough to mention, for the price this is a great motherboard and it does what it's suppose to do in the first place.

Again after reading a lot of reviews, that most of the cons beside major issues, like crashing rebooting or DOA, were just technical installation problems which in fact aren't related to the quality of the motherboard itself. Overall I find it to be a good little board for the price.

Other Thoughts: System components:
i7-4790K@4.4Ghz OC CPU
GeForce GTX 760 2Gb 256Bit VGA
Samsung EVO 840 250Gb SSD
Corsair H60 WCU
Corsair AX860i PSU
Zalman Z11+ Cc

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  • Tyler M.
  • 7/3/2015 12:13:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Great Performance Easy Bios setup!

Cons: None

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  • Danielle N.
  • 6/29/2015 8:14:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDied 3 months in

Pros: Lots of Features

Cons: Died within 3 months.

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  • Jason W.
  • 6/8/2015 11:47:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNothing but problems from this board

Pros: The board offered great features for the price and I have used several other Gigabyte boards without issue.

Cons: Since the day I got this board and built a new system with it I have had issue after issue. The problems have ranged from intermittent shut down and restarts to full on crashes as well as random port and connector failures. I will be looking to have this board RMA'd and replacing it.

Other Thoughts: After the experience I have had with this board it will make me think twice about replacing it with another Gigabyte board. The only reason I gave it one egg is because you have to.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 123059 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Jose L.
  • 6/6/2015 11:48:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Motherboard, Better than I expected!

Pros: This is some really nice peace of hardware, very easy to install, yeah it is a bit smaller than regular ATX motherboards, but no big deal for me. As far as UEFI, I don't believe that there are others complaining about not being a user friendly BIOS, this is some really nice and very easy to use BIOS, I loved it, I was thinking that maybe I was not going to be able to go through it very easy, but I was surprised, so in my opinion, I would not believe those who say this is not a very friendly UEFI, its by far one of the best I've used. Also let me OC my 4690K to 4.5 GHz with no problems at all.

Cons: For the moment, on my 1st month of use there are no cons I can share, but we hope everything stays smooth all the way.

Other Thoughts: Core i5 4690K @ 4.5 GHz
GA-Z97X Gaming 5
8GB G.Skills Sniper Ram
Asus Strix GTX 970
EVGA 750 PSU

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  • Dennis B.
  • 5/31/2015 5:44:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 5 weeks

Pros: Haven't found anything that sets this board apart. It died after 5 weeks of use, wasn't covered under Newegg and Gigabyte took over two weeks to repair. That left my computer down now for 4 weeks.
Why was it repaired and not replaced. Now it is a refurbished board, not a new one. After only five weeks of use, shouldn't it be considered still "new"?

Cons: All stated in above comment. The board is not that well built, short life span and Gigabyte customer support acts like your bothering them and are not very happy to help.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 122731 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Scott P.
  • 5/30/2015 8:04:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good

Pros: Plenty of fan headers. I've never owned a motherboard with more than maybe two. Plenty of SATA ports.

Cons: PCI express X1 and X16 slots are too close together to use with modern graphics cards. Using the X1 slot below the first X16 slot blocks a fan on my STRIX 970. There's almost no point in getting a full ATX motherboard because the slots are too close together. Heat sinks on chipsets are held on loosely by clips and springs. The bios is very friendly looking, but hard for me to understand coming from a non-mouse, non-gui style.

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  • Jacob H.
  • 5/21/2015 6:12:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: Where to start!? This motherboard is the best "bang for your buck". With the Z97X chipset ready for both 4th and 5th gen Intel processors, attractive design, great BIOS and other applications, you can't go wrong!

The Ultra Fast Boot allows me to boot the system from a total power off, to playing BF4, in less than 45 seconds! ...assuming you have the adequate processor and SSD to match.

Cons: Only one thing I would change, the size. This board is about 1 inch narrower than my previous board and with my Cooler Master Cosmos case, I cannot get all the motherboard mounting screws mounted, it simply does not extend to the last 3 mounts. Other than that, I cannot complain!

Other Thoughts: Pure Performance, Pure Power, Perfect Purchase!

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  • Jared W.
  • 5/1/2015 1:59:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: Great Bios
Great Audio
Good Aesthetics

Cons: Flimsy headers

Other Thoughts: I like this motherboard a lot. The audio sounds great the BIOS is fantastic like on most Gigabyte boards. The board itself has a strip of red LED lights on it which I wasn't expecting but it looks good.

My problem is the extremely flimsy and tight headers. You have to be surgically precise to plug anything into them because they are very tight and very delicate. This is not a good combination. You have to push and pull hard to plug or unplug things, but if something isn't aligned perfectly you can definitely damage it. I accidentally broke a pin in my USB 3.0 header this way and now I can't use it, which is really annoying. I didn't abuse it or anything.

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