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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


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  • Bryan S.
  • 12/18/2014 12:11:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice board

Pros: Gorgeous
Plenty of storage options
Love teh LEDs
Supports two-way SLI
Great on-board sound

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Love this board, and the LEDs are a nice touch along the left side of the board. This board just seems to be a narrow version of the ATX for factor, as when I had installed it, 3 mobo standofss weren't needed as the board was too narrow for them.

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  • Vernon Q.
  • 12/17/2014 7:18:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSame problems as others

Pros: It looks nice.

Cons: Having the same problem as many of the other owners of this board. I turn it on and there are continuous beeps. I looked it up and it says that my memory is installed incorrectly. I tried removing the RAM and plugging them in different patterns but it doesn't seem to work.

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 117148 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.


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  • Stephen D.
  • 12/16/2014 8:52:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice layout

Pros: I like the layout, I like the way the SATA ports are pointed to the side of the board, instead of up. My last board had faulty RAM ports, this one doesn't so thats cool... also USB3.0.. whoo!

It's supporting my OCed CPU and GPU brilliantly, everything is running like a dream, the BIOS is a little weird... I'm just not sure I'll ever get used to these fancy new HD BIOSes that are starting to become norm, but it's cool.

Don't really know what else to say about a MOBO, it works. It's got a neat red glow. Reasonably priced, can't really complain

Cons: Hm. I don't like so much that the biggest bunch of SATA ports are right "under" the top PCI slot. It fits just fine, even with my GPU over them, but I wish they were offset a little from those slots.

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  • Robert C.
  • 12/14/2014 3:54:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat so far!

Pros: Nice, hi-res BIOS interface. Have not overclocked yet, but the potential will be welcome down the line.

Red LEDs are a plus, look nice with a red/black scheme.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Sanputt S.
  • 12/14/2014 11:22:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLimited RAM support?

Pros: The specs look very good for the price that I got with the CPU combo (i5-4590).

Cons: I bought this MB along with the i5-4590 for my new built and later on got 2 sticks of 8GB Kingston HyperX Fury 1600 MHz from another deal. At first, putting the RAMs in slot 1&3 works just fine during the OS (Windows 8.1) installation. The system was quite unstable even before I started installing any program on it. Windows would crash. The system would not start up. Could not even go to BIOS settings. I had to remove and reinsert the RAMs into slot 1&2 to get the system to start up (and lose the dual channel feature). That works for a while and then the crashing/booting problems start to come back.

I later got 2 more of the 8GB-1833Mhz Kingston HyperX Fury and gave them a try and the same things happen. I ran the MemTest to check each RAM individually and they are all fine. Putting 2 sticks of RAM (either in slot 1&2 or 1&3) and they would also pass MemTest (but the system is unstable....randomly crash/would not reboot). Putting 3 sticks in (in any combination with either 2-1600Mhz+1-1833Mhz or 2-1833Mhz+1-1600Mhz in slot 1 thru 3) and it would not pass MemTest. Same for putting in all 4 sticks of RAM in any combination on the slots.

Tried to register on their website and could never get through. The product/download page was fine. But, their Tech Support/Warranty/RMA service pages are not very friendly. Now, I have to live with just one stick of RAM to have a stable system. Very disappointed about this.

Other Thoughts: My built specs:
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI rev. 1.0
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury (HX318C10FR/8 or HX316C10F/8....can put only one stick to have a stable system)
HDD: Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB
VGA: 2xGeForce 8600 GSO in SLI
PSU: Corsair CX430 R

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 117010 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.


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  • Sanputt S.
  • 12/13/2014 8:31:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFunny RAM slot problem

Pros: Looks good on paper

Cons: Possible DOA?

Other Thoughts: I have been very frustrated with this MB for my new built. Freshly built it with i5-4590 combo and originally paired it with 2x8GB 1866MHz Kingston HyperX Fury red (HX318C10FR/8). Put the RAMs in bank 1&3 (slot 0) as I should. No go! Had to put them in bank 1&2 instead. Fine...I do not think dual channel will give me that much benefit. The problem is Windows (8.1) kept crashing on me. Wouldn't reboot. Had to remove the RAM (put just one stick in bank 1) then reboot....shut it down...put the other one in bank 2...reboot.

I got 2 more sticks of the 8GB 1600MHz HyperX Fury Blue (HX316C10F/8) and gave it a try. Same thing. Crashed, would not reboot, had to trick the MB with 1 stick of RAM and reboot.

I also tried every possible combination I could think of with those RAMS and it either would not boot or crash.

Ran MemTest on all the rams individually and they are all fine. If putting 2 sticks of RAM, it would also pass MemTest (but Windows will crash). Putting 3 or 4 sticks (in any and every possible combination) and it will not pass MemTest.

Tried to contact the warranty service for an RMA on their website and could never get thru on their page. Their product and download pages are nice. Not so for the warranty/tech support pages. Very disappointed.

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  • Greg S.
  • 12/13/2014 4:40:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAnother DOA

Pros: Unknown, arrived DOA

Cons: Yet another example of this board arriving DOA with the power cycling issue. When power is applied to the computer, everything goes into a repeating 2-3 second on/off cycle.

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 117011 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.


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3 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Can't determine.

Cons: Dead on Arrival

Other Thoughts: DOA happens so I cannot evaluate this board. 3 star neutral rating since a working one probably is fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/7/2014 1:32:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNice Board

Pros: • Looks awesome
• Dual Bios
• M.2 slot, plenty of SATA slots
• 4 RAM DIMMS
• Plenty of expansion slots
• 3 System fan headers/2 CPU fan headers
• Good for overclocking
• Z97
• SLI Compatible
• Gigabyte has a good rep

Cons: • Some of the ports (esp. SATA) and plugs feel like they could be more sturdy. I feel the need to be very gentle

Other Thoughts: I am very happy with this board, great overclocking, easy to use BIOS/UEFI, ports for all of my fans without having to use molex/splitter, and looks sick. The only downside is the ports and slots feeling cheaply held on, but that is how electronic components are these days.

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  • Chintan G.
  • 12/4/2014 8:51:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Works very well, currently holding 2 graphics cards (one in phyx).

Cons: I have no complaints.

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