Skip to: | |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

PremierTry Message.
Home
Home > 
Components > 
Motherboards > 
Intel Motherboards > 
GIGABYTE > 
Item#: N82E16813128716

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC) / 2933(OC)

ICON Loading...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

  • Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3 gaming audio suite
  • AMP-UP Audio technology with exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP
  • Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting
  • Quad DAC-UP USB ports
  • 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
  • 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 Solid caps
  • APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
G1™ Gaming Motherboards

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

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.

GIGABYTE Exclusive : Upgradable OP-AMP
GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
Customizable

  • + Users can choose audio quality based on individual listening preferences.
  • + Wide availability of additional OP-AMPs.


Low Cost way to dramatically improve audio quality

  • + Improve audio dynamics and overall sound-quality with little cost.
  • + No need for expensive speakers or high-end audio equipment.
GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Exclusive onboard 'Gain Boost' selector switches

  • + Select either standard 2.5x or high-amplification 6x mode.
  • + 6x mode is ideal for high impedance speakers and headphones
Well Known Hi-Fi class OP-AMP : TI Burr Brown OPA2134
High End Audio Capacitors

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

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.

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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
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.
GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
Quad USB DAC-UP

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Featuring Quad USB 2.0 ports, GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP provides clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from the other USB ports, which is why GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP takes advantage of an isolated power source that minimizes potential fluctuations and ensures the best audio experience possible.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
Gold Plated Audio Hardware

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

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.

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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

G1™ Permance

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 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.

GA-Z97MX-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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

G1™ Looks

All New Heat Sink Design

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
GA-Z97MX-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-Z97MX-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-Z97MX-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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
GA-Z97MX-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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5


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.

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5


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

GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0)

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
  • Read full details

Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0)

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Scott D.
  • 5/16/2016 1:50:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI Received A Bad One

Pros: If you get one that works the features look like a good bang-for-the-buck.

Cons: The board I received presented the same issue that MANY other reviewers have noted. Upon powering up the board, the board cycles itself on and off in an endless loop. Board will not POST. RMAd board for refund.

Other Thoughts: I've heard of folks getting to the third board before getting one that works. I don't have that much patience. RMAd for refund.

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 131686 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

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Keith A.
  • 5/14/2016 4:37:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't bother

Pros: It kind of worked

Cons: Waking up from sleep mode didn't work. I reinstalled Windows a couple times the issue persisted. I switched this motherboard out for another Gigabyte motherboard and waking up from sleep mode worked fine.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Casey S.
  • 5/3/2016 7:25:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Worth It!

Pros: Looks Good and that is all.

Cons: After installation, I started noticing major lag drops and stuttering when playing multiplayer games.
Also the drivers aren't all that great as you will need to install them first before any of the hardware works.
Reading reviews after my purchase makes me regret it.
Bad Reviews.

Other Thoughts: I currently run a Intel 4790K, EVGA GTX980 never had issues on my MSi Krait Edition Motherboard until i switched to this one. Once I have moved over to multiplayer games the Framerates drop and stutters. When I play League of Legends it doesn't happen but once i switched to something like The Division, I get bad FPS and once that happens it affects the whole system and other games like League of Legends. I do not have a network issue as I'm running a Blast Package from Comcast no issues before on the MSi board only on this Gigabyte G1 board. I have ordered a new motherboard. If there is anyway to get a refund for this product I would like 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 135177 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

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

1 out of 5 eggsSimilar problem to other users

Pros: -

Cons: - I have had the exact same issue as some users in their reviews on this website: One night, I clicked sleep mode instead of power off. No big deal right? The next morning, once I pressed on the power button, it would turn on for 3 seconds, turn off, turn on, turn off without me touching anything else.

Like the other users, I tried everything I could find on the internet related to this issue (which seems to happen often). I would not recommend to anybody else.

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 135183 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

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Kyle M.
  • 4/30/2016 9:51:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome mobo, great buy for your gaming rig!

Pros: easy to install
great bIOS UI
works great with intel i7
crossfire support

Cons: no cons i see

Other Thoughts: highly recommended

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Jason A.
  • 4/19/2016 5:25:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent for what it is...Poor RMA service

Pros: Very nice for what I paid for it. Loads of features.

Cons: Gigabyte RMA service. The board died on me so I RMA'ed it. That was almost 6 weeks ago. According Gigabyte's RMA page, They received the board on 3-9 and repaired it on 3-17. I completely understand that things can go wrong so the rating in this review is in no way a reflection of the motherboard itself. The 2 start rating us based solely on GB's RMA service.

Other Thoughts: I came back to GB after going Asus for my previous 2 boards and I am very disappointed that I did so. Thankfully I didn't get rid of my Sabertooth Mark 2 motherboard when I decided to downsize to a more compact mATX build. I'm not saying that i will never buy a Gigabyte product again, but I am saying I will definitely consider other brands first before I consider Gigabyte in the future.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 4/2/2016 9:40:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this motherboard

Pros: Great quality micro atx board. I decided to upgrade my 5 year old sandybridge PC but wanted to reuse my 32bg of RAM and micro atx case. Therefore I decided to go with a Z97 board instead of a Z170. I also wanted to be able to run a PCIe SSD at full speed and this board was the only Z97 micro atx board that offered two PCI 3.0 slots which would allow me to do that. This board is packed with features in such a small form factor. Love it.

Cons: None

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Brian C.
  • 2/18/2016 11:44:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProbably worst board I have ordered

Pros: -Price was cheap
-Had the features i need
-Small board

Cons: -2 RMAs, and 1 working but still defective board. First 2 RMAs the computer would power up then shut back off after about 1 second. Then restart itself then shut back off again very consistently. Tried a different power supply. Tried clearing CMOS. Nothing. Even RMA'd my processor thinking that perhaps that was the issue, but no.

-The 1 working board I have of these will not power down correctly. It's like the same issue but reversed! You power down, and then it boots back up. Is it windows crashing?? Nope, disabled that feature. Cleared CMOS, doesn't help. You can use the >Start>Shutdown, but after it shuts down you have to hold the power button or it will boot back up. Just going to use it until it breaks for good. For $89 I am tired of RMAs.

-Heat sinks on the board were really loose.

Other Thoughts: -Gigabyte is still my manufacturer of choice, but don't waste your money 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 132474 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

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 1/31/2016 9:01:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggschange my mind it deserves to win @ Newegg's Customer Choice Award.

Pros: great buy top product worth every penny recommended to all.I had issues with my last build but I can settle this was an awesome buy.

Cons: Overclocking has its days someone should post some steps.

Other Thoughts: what's with Windows 10 and power features. I think Windows 10 can break our motherboards.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Jason A.
  • 1/17/2016 4:35:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsKeeping this in perspective

Pros: Lots of features packed on this little guy. SATA Express, M.2, more than enough SATA ports, plenty of USB ports, SLI/Crossfire. Nice look and boots fast with a 4790K and an 850 EVO SSD

Cons: ~Had an issue recently with my USB ports. Got an error out of the blue that they weren't getting enough power causing everything hooked up via USB to stop working. Had to reset Cmos in order to fix it. Hopefully this turns out to be a one time issue.

~First time using a board with the Killer E2200 network chip. While it isn't bad, Intel is much better.

Other Thoughts: For what I paid for it, $90, this is a great board. If you want to spend $125+, I recommend looking elsewhere...especially if you plan to do any serious overclocking. Aside from my USB issue, I have no regrets with buying this board. I wanted a smaller build that would also leave me with the opportunity to run SLI in the future and this board, at the price i paid for it, is worthy.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Compare Offers from All Sellers newegg

Seller Name & Rating Offer Details  
ICON Loading...
Volume Discounts Available
  • 2-4 $122.49 ea.
  • 5+ $120.29 ea.
Selected Items

Best Service Sellers

Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.
Home
Home > 
Components > 
Motherboards > 
Intel Motherboards > 
GIGABYTE > 
Item#: N82E16813128716
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.