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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.

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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.
 

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • alan p.
  • 2/12/2016 3:18:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggseasy to set up

Pros: very quick install, not to sure what all the bad reviews were or are about but I personally did not have an issue what so ever. red lights on mobo look pretty cool, doesn't go well with the green in my case but that doesn't matter I'm not picky. installed and was running in under 10 minutes. 4 sticks of ram at 8gb a piece.

Cons: none that I can think of

Other Thoughts: if you get this mobo read the manual that comes with it and carefully hook up the wiring.

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  • Curtis B.
  • 1/15/2016 12:21:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat PC Bundle!

Pros: This was part of a PC bundle of 12 components. All of them arrived together in very short order. Very impressed with the quality of the parts. (May be a small thing, but the quality of the packaging for the motherboard, the graphics card, the power supply, cooler, and case, are really impressive, reflecting the quality of the components.) Also Kudos to the NewEgg instructional videos that helped me assemble a monster PC that worked perfectly!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: (The only place where instructions failed this novice builder was making clear that it's OK to connect fans to motherboard sockets that don't have the same number of pins as the plug. Took me a while to figure that out.)

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  • Nicholas T.
  • 1/6/2016 12:32:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: Worked for little over a year

Cons: It freezes up in game and just normal use.

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 130657 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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  • Brian L.
  • 1/4/2016 9:13:22 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt stopped working after a year.

Pros: I am at a loss for pros...

Cons: When it worked, it was fine but after a year of using, it stopped working in the middle of a game. Now it goes on an infinite loop of turning the computer on and off.

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 130563 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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  • Robert S.
  • 1/1/2016 3:56:08 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied just out of Newegg warranty

Pros: I got 13 months of good use out of this mobo and liked it. But now it's dead, Jim.

Cons: But... it just went out with short boot cycling and often no boot at all. Sometimes it gets to BIOS splash screen. It was a good board while it lasted, but reading other comments I see my symptoms are not unique, so there's some manufacturing or design defect built-in on this model.

Other Thoughts: Can't recommend this board to anyone, but still like Gigabyte as a manufacturer. This is my 4th Gigabyte board and I expect to choose another Gig board to replace it. I am disappointed that it died so early and really, really frustrated about not having a PC to use over the holidays.

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  • Korey S.
  • 12/22/2015 5:02:18 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAwesome, for a year.

Pros: Cheap, easy to work with board

Cons: Lasted one year and just under a month. Have to pay shipping to RMA to Gigabyte. Haven't done so yet as I'm hoping to call and further argue the point to see if they'll cover their product that's just barely made it 1/3 of the way through the warranty period.

Other Thoughts: After a year of excellent performance, system started to restart. Removed all peripheral devices (including GPU) and stripped to core components - same behavior. Board will not POST. Will not beep error to notify RAM is no longer present. No splash screen. Board powers up for between 5-35 seconds before power cycling self. Ordered a new PSU (initially thought it the problem) for testing, same results. Swapped RAM, same results.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product.
Please contact GIGABYTE RMA department at 1-626-854-9338 opt. 4 for question about RMA service.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Nicholas N.
  • 12/17/2015 12:01:12 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCrashes and boot loop clicking sound with memory after a year

Pros: Looks like a very quality board. Cool red lights and nice aesthetics. Gigabyte has good support for replacing boards if Newegg won't take it back.

Cons: I've had this board just shy of a year. About a month ago I started getting CRITICAL PROCESS DIED BSODs and Win 8.1 would not even dump its memory to a file for debugging. I put up with this and tried reverting to Windows recovery snapshots and perform registry repairs to no avail, but it did not happen every day.

A few weeks ago it started making clicking sounds and would not POST. Not sure where the clicking was coming from but it sounds like the board itself or PC speaker. I had to put one DIMM in at a time, power it on for a POST. Then shut it off and put the 2nd DIMM in so I would have at least 8GB to use. In other words it would not boot 2 DIMMs cold without clicking.

I got the board replaced by Gigabyte and their support is decent. But even in the new board, if I put all 4 DIMMs in the board, it does the clicking sound. However, these are two types and speeds of memory pairs (DDR3 1600 and DDR3 1333). It will boot with any 2 DIMMs in slots 1 and 2. When I added the other speed memory to 3 and 4, it clicked and would not POST. I have since ordered matching memory to retest all 4 slots properly.

Based on what another reviewer said, it is possible the color coding of the DIMM slots is wrong and may explain my issues with all 4 slots. Grey slots are labeled DDR3_1 and DDR3_2 and black slots are labeled DDR3_3 and DDR3_4. I paired up by color but it is possible that DDR3_1 (grey) pairs up with DDR3_3 (black) and DDR3_2 (grey) pairs with DDR3_4 (black). I wish Gigabyte or someone could confirm this. The memory configuration seems confusing in the documentation and it is fickle on this board. The first board obviously had some kind of hardware issue that caused instability with memory, but the board is very picky about memory configuration in general. I would just buy all DIMMs of the same type.

Other Thoughts: I hate doing motherboard replacements so I would get something rock solid if anything is available with this chipset.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/12/2015 4:53:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Boaed5

Pros: Love the color scheme.

Cons: nothing

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  • Jacob H.
  • 12/11/2015 10:42:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Buy

Pros: Good looking motherboard with high end hardware. Also the red LED is a nice touch.

Cons: I bought this product in March of this year. Everything was working smoothly and then one night after I shut my computer down, I wake the next morning to a non booting computer. After hours and hours and narrowing down the possibilities it has to be the motherboard. The only way I can get my PC to come on is to reset the power after having it unplugged for hours and take out the mono battery for a while. I also tested the power supply and that isn't the problem. I do not over clock or over stress my PC. For this to just happen out of nowhere is a huge upset to me being this close to the holidays. Also the standard warranty is just about worthless being that 30 days is not enough time to test a piece of hardware that should last long term. I should have bought the extended so that is my fault.

Other Thoughts: Honestly it could have just been me to get one of the faulty ones. Everyone knows that every product made can't be perfect coming out of the warehouse. I will admit I am a bit "salty" in my review but honestly I feel that i have the right to be. If you are willing to give this mobo a chance I can say that it will last for at least 9 months before you have to drop another 100 or so bones on one.

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 20151215A 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 eggsVery happy with this board!

Pros: This was the first time I built a PC. I was looking for a motherboard that would support 2-way SLI and the LGA1550 socket, with USB3.0. This motherboard DID NOT DISSAPOINT! The user manual was quite helpful, and I found the motherboard to be high-quality and easy to use. The software that comes with the Z97X-SLI is quite handy and easy-to-use. Also the dual-BIOS design is quite a nice feature. The red accents are absolutely BEAUTIFUL, this is quite a good-looking board! The quality is exceptional, with 5 fan sockets that will cool any beast gaming build. Overall, if you are looking for a good board at a reasonable price, this is it.

Cons: NONE

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