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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)
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GA-Z97X-SLI
Intel® Z97 Chipset

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  • Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • Extreme multi graphics support
  • SATA Express support for 10Gbps data transfer
  • M.2 for SSDs drives with up to 10Gbps data transfer
  • Intel GbE LAN with CFOS internet accelerator software
  • Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio with built-in rear audio amplifier
  • Long lifespan Durable Solid caps
  • APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™

Overview

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GIGABYTE 9 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards support the latest 4th & 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, bringing together a unique blend of features and technologies that offer the absolute ultimate platform for your next PC build.


Performance
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Extreme Multi-GPU Support

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


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M.2 Onboard Connector

GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards come equipped with an onboard M.2 slot, providing users PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 10Gbps data transfer speeds, M.2 offers users considerably faster storage performance than current mSATA and even SATA Revision 3 (6Gbps) storage devices.

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SATA Express Connector

SATA Express interface provides multiple PCI Express lanes and two SATA 3.0 6Gbps ports, exposed through the same connector, allowing use of both PCI Express and SATA storage devices. Exposed PCI Express lanes are providing a pure PCI Express connection to the storage device, without any additional layers of abstraction.

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Intel® Gigabit LAN

Intel® Gigabit LAN networking, a popular choice with gamers that features several performance-enhancing features such as advanced interrupt handling to help reduce CPU overhead and Jumbo Frame support for extra large data packets.


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cFosSpeed

GIGABYTE motherboards feature cFos Speed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency, maintaining low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in a crowded LAN environment. cFos Speed works in a similar way to an OS driver, monitoring network traffic packets at the application layer, allowing optimization and improved network performance for specific applications.


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Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio

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 two 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.


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Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier

Specially designed for gamers, GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable™ 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.


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APP Center

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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EasyTune™


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Smart Quick Boost provides users with different levels of CPU frequencies to choose to achieve desired system performance.

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Advanced CPU OC allows users to set CPU base clock, frequency, and voltages, and integrated graphics frequency.

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Advanced DDR OC allows users to set the memory clock.

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3D Power allows users to change power phase, voltage, and frequency settings.

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Cloud Station™

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


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HomeCloud
HomeCloud allows users to share the files between your smart phone/tablet device and computer or back up the files from the device to the computer.

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HotSpot
HotSpot turns your computer into a virtual wireless access point and allows you to share your connection with your other wireless devices.

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GIGABYTE Remote
GIGABYTE Remote allows users to remotely control the mouse / keyboard / Windows Media Player on your computer from your smart phone/tablet device.

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Remote OC
Remote OC allows users to remotely control their desktop PC with a powerful suite of software functions that Include overclocking and system tweaking, system monitoring plus the ability to also remotely power down/reset the PC when needed.

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Auto Green
Auto Green is an easy-to-use tool that provides users with simple options to enable system power savings via a Bluetooth-enabled smart phone/tablet devices. When the device is out of the range of the computer's Bluetooth receiver, the system will enter the specified power saving mode.

Safe
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All Solid Caps and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs

GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan.

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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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Durable
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GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS™ (UEFI) Design

GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable™ motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a "Main BIOS" and a "Backup BIOS," making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.


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ESD Protection for USB and LAN

GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.


Power Failure Protection with Anti-Surge IC

GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable™ motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.

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Humidity Protection with New Glass Fabric PCB

There is nothing more harmful to the longevity of your PC than moisture, and most parts of the world experience moisture in the air as humidity at some point during the year. GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards have been designed to make sure that humidity is never an issue, incorporating a new Glass Fabric PCB technology that repels moisture caused by humid and damp conditions.

Glass Fabric PCB technology uses a new PCB material which reduces the amount of space between the fiber weave, making it much more difficult for moisture to penetrate compared to traditional motherboard PCBs. This offers much better protection from short circuit and system malfunction caused by humid and damp conditions.

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Cool

All New Heat Sink Design

GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards feature new heat sink designs that offer uncompromisingly efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard including the PWM area and chipset (PCH). GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards offer cooling support of the crucial PWM area so even the most aggressive and extreme configurations will be kept well within optimal thermal parameters.

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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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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.


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HDMI™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface

HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gbps 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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DVI Support

DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).


  • * The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
  • * Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
  • * All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
  • * Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

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Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI

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  • Dmytro S.
  • 3/6/2015 9:13:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Customer Support Ever

Pros: It's pretty

Cons: Random BSODs. Replaced everything (video card , RAM, SSD) - nothing helped. RMAd the motherboard. It's been 1 month - still waiting for the replacement. Emailed Gigabyte - they promised to ship it a week ago. Still haven't shipped it and no status update. Will not be doing business with Gigabyte anymore.

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  • Colton M.
  • 3/5/2015 8:28:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGigabyte Support Sucks

Pros: Cheap for its class

Cons: Didn't work when I got it
Can't RMA because apparently rebates prevent you from RMA'ing
Gigabyte tech support doesn't speak english and won't help you resolve problems

Other Thoughts: The board I got didn't work correctly and would fail to boot my OS after a few reboots. I swapped out every component testing to verify it was in fact a fault in the motherboard and every component preformed fine. The problem only occurred with this motherboard. Gigabyte support was worthless and unhelpful and Newegg refused to RMA. Had to buy another motherboard, this time from Asus, No problems yet.

Will never buy Gigabyte again.

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 119980 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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  • Robb L.
  • 2/28/2015 1:33:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt works - maybe?

Pros: Beautiful board and well laid out, IMO. The BIOS can be setup to be simple for the novice, or can be turned into advanced mode for the hardcore tuners. The included driver disk and utilities are very nice and intuitive.

Cons: Possible hardware issue with the memory and/or PCI controller. When I try to put both of my memory sticks in, it won't boot. According to the manual, it should go in slots 1 & 2 or 3 & 4 (they're even color coded.) However, when that's the case, the computer won't boot. Just goes into a power on/power off cycle. Only way it will boot is a single stick in slot 1 or two sticks in slot 1 & 3. Also, when I plug in a PCI video card, it does the same thing. I'll have to call support on Monday since they're not open today. Was hoping I could get it all up and running this weekend...

Other Thoughts: The LED strips on the board is very cool. Makes me think about getting a windowed case now.

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  • Presley N.
  • 2/26/2015 3:55:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad

Pros: none

Cons: I bought this motherboard and its Stuck on boot loop. Tried everything and nothing works. Now I have to wait weeks to see if a replacement will work. really really inconvenient, also getting a replacement but reading these reviews makes me not want to get a replacement

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 119709 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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  • Angela M.
  • 2/24/2015 7:31:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNetwork Driver wont update/work

Pros: Top notch board, driver update was easy for most part as well as install.

Cons: Network driver won't update or detect my Ethernet port. I did everything I could think of to try and get the driver to update. I removed old driver, uninstalled the network adapter, reinstalled it, and kept trying to put on the network drivers. Nothing ever worked. Another thing it kept doing was showing different free space on my SSD. I had about 6 Gbs free on one particular drive but depending on restart it would either show 6 GBs or 21 GBs. I feel like this board is failing already. This is my first intel build and I'm not to happy about it so far.

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  • John M.
  • 2/23/2015 1:19:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!

Pros: Good looking, simple, overclocks well. Bios flashes easily. 2 way SLI support, good fan control software and a cool red led strip by the edge of your motherboard.

Cons: So far...None at all. I haven't needed to call Gigabyte for support on this board but I can guarantee you will not get service like EVGA provides. Still a great board because u wont need to call for support.

Other Thoughts: better then the gaming series of boards. I bought the gigabyte gaming 3 and it had all sorts of problems that made a great build completely unusable. Ive only purchased 3 gigabyte boards ever, 2 are great, the gaming 3 was terrible

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  • Matthew T.
  • 2/20/2015 12:58:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMotherboard Dead on Arrival

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Did not work.
Came dead on arrival.

Other Thoughts: Built my computer once I received all the part, all for the motherboard to not function. Brought it to Computer Reboot (local computer store) and they verified the motherboard is defective. First motherboard I have ever received defective in my +20 builds. Very disappointed.

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 119513 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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  • Michael G.
  • 2/20/2015 6:56:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great Price for all the features.

Cons: I purchased this board on Cyber Monday and then continued to purchase other items to build my new PC. When I finally put it together the board was DOA. Because I waited to long to build Newegg did not take it back and the Manu. didn't take it either. So I bit the bullet and purchased the same board agian. Put together the PC again and BAM DOA again. I was reading reviews and this seems to have happen to other people as well. I hope if and when I get a replacement that it will work. But for now 0 for 2 on this board.

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 119515 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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5 out of 5 eggsGigabyte z97 sli

Pros: Great preforming motherboards don't have to be expensive! Since intel has been moving more and more stuff onto the cpu(VRM's now on cpu itself) performance is pretty similiar across practically every platform until you get into the fancy power delivery on high end boards but for the average user, it won't effect much if at all any

- Instruction booklet is well laid out and very descriptive.
- Driver cd(just download the latest off gigabyte's website)
- The usual rear i/o, only 2 sata cables and an SLI bridge(AMD's crossfire no longer uses bridges)
- Gold plated CPU socket(gold is always better, right?)
- Dual BIOS

Plenty of connectivity!
- 6 sata 3 6gb/s connectors
- sata express
- 2 pci-e 3.0 lanes (16x,8x)
- what seems to be almost standard 3 pci-e 1x and 2 pci lanes
- m.2!!!
- Five 4-pin fan headers
- PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port (a must have still, has saved my bacon many times)

Overclocks fairly easy, put my pentium to 4ghz by just upping the multiplier and nothing else and ran stable.

Board boot looped once to boot with ram settings that work, a quick XMP put my ram back at 2133mhz with the click of a button

Cons: Only cosmetic gripes, brown PCB with red heatsinks and gray/black ram slots

Using M.2 will disable sata ports 4/5
Clear CMOS JUMPER WHY?! ( i guess you can always just remove battery, BUT WAIT DUAL BIOS) goodluck bricking your bios

Other Thoughts: The bios is interesting, there are 2 modes, a flashy cool looking uefi bios and the standard bios which i find far more appealing.

SLI/crossfire work in 8x/8x but that's equivalent to pci 2.0 x16 so no worries there.

All in all one of the best budget boards out there. Coming in at around $120 depending on sales, this board is a great buy. No problems with the board or getting it to do what i want, plenty of sata ports even if 2 of them are disabled with m.2
Little touches like front panel headers being labeled clearly on the board and well laid out fan headers are a nice touch, every connector is in the right area no wonky misplaced headers etc.

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  • Luke H.
  • 2/18/2015 5:53:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMotherboard

Pros: Easy install and it works.

Cons: A little fuzzy noise when plugged into headphone jack. Most likely EMI from GPU so I might get a sound card later. For now using a USB headset and no extra noise.

Other Thoughts: For what I spent I thought this was a good deal.

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