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GIGABYTE GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Charles T.
  • 7/25/2014 6:13:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible. Sound Problems

Pros: Looks pretty.

Cons: Where to start? built in sound is terrible. Intermittently becomes staticy and distorted. This issue has not been fixed by driver updates at all. I have contacted gigabyte, have yet to hear from them. The sound issue also seems to be affect video playback as well. Furthermore, unless you have their "Killer network manager", which does not function correctly, installed, you cannot get on the internet because it's tied to the LAN drivers. The internet connection is terrible as well. I have a great internet connection and all my other computer's work great. This one however takes a good while just to load a video on streaming.

Other Thoughts: I would strongly advise against purchasing this product. Just get something else. I have fully updated everything, installed everything, and nothing has fixed the issue's I am experiencing.

The bios is confusing as well, and the mouse cursor in the bios is not at all correctly calibrated. Although this is less of an issue because most people don't use their mouse in the bios.

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  • jonathan R.
  • 7/22/2014 11:56:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate review

Pros: everything still running very well, i did a little overclocking with the bios and the core i3 4150 dual core cpu haswell refresh part its not much but was able to net another 150MHZ out of the cpu and got it to 3686.75 GHZ with a 104.30 Base Clock the system would not post at 104.50 base clock. my system memory only had to bump up 72mhz which is nothing.

did not add any voltages to anything just left it at auto and disabled all the power management settings. was hitting super pi 1MB times at 10.235 almost broke into the 9 second realm and that was with little effort i didnt even bother to boot into safe mode and disable explorer.exe and all unnecessary processes or msconfig anything, so might of been able to hit around 9 secs, for the benchmark folks out their who might of been curious. thats with a Corsair CX430M bronze power supply so it dosent have that super super tight voltage control that overclocking demands for perfection.

Cons: None yet.

i guess if i had to list something as a con, i mean im really nit picking here, i would say the mounting system for the heat sinks on the power regulator circuitry could have been mounted a bit more securely they wiggle to easily for my taste. But thats an easy DIY fix Imo.

Other Thoughts: Audio is still great, i love to turn the crystallizer setting all the way up in the XFi MB3 suite software and be able to hear finite audio details in my games i never noticed before lol. im asking people all the time "Did you hear that" and they say i cant hear anything at all LOL, the headphones im useing are not super great just some Logitech G230's for 50$.

i got tripped out a few times and had to take my headphones off to check and make sure that some sounds where not coming from inside my house when i was playing Path Of Exile

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  • Anup K.
  • 7/17/2014 12:15:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA... Had a lot of hope on this motherboard. But it all got crushed!

Pros: None. Didn't work.
Now because of this I cannot test to see if my other components that I bought at the same time work or not. Sad thing...

Cons: Was dead on arrival. I checked my PSU and it is working fine. I have sent the item for replacement RMA.

Other Thoughts: Now I am thinking, I should have gone with MSI's 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 111988 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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  • Kavin L.
  • 7/15/2014 6:05:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board... poor packaging

Pros: -BIOS menu is new and more sleek
-Fits perfectly snug into my Silverstone Micro-ATX case
-Runs every one of my pieces perfectly fine

Cons: -OCing on this bios menu is a bit more difficult if you're a beginner like me
-I received my mobo without a backplate... so not really sure how I feel about that

Other Thoughts: Great mobo to pick up if you're gaming, hopefully you don't get something missing from your package!

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  • jonathan R.
  • 7/13/2014 2:46:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Board Ignore all the negative reviews

Pros: loads of features for gamers and overclockers, very stable board with F2 bios, i updated to F4 bios and still very stable.

* Running samsung 840 evo 250GB SSD i get a little over max speeds for that ssd on this motherboard.

*Running G.SKill Pheonix 3 ssd 120GB and get max speeds for that ssd.

* Running WD Cavier Black HDD 300GB and get 100mbs R/W as well on this mother board.

* Handles 4 sticks of G.Skill DDR3 1600mhz 1.35v RAM 2GB each flawlessly, went into bios set XMP profile, Done. rock solid no errors with Memtest.

* Bios has every setting you can think of to tweak intel Cpu's and Memory modules the board stays quite cool.

* Built in sound blaster XFi MB3 audio beats my asus xonar ds to death. Games sound amazing when playing planetside 2 or insurgency i can hear every detail and footstep.

Cons: None, except for people that try and do ridiculous things to motherboards that have no benefits and blame the manufacturer for it not performing. Its not a Big mac or a birthday cake you cant customize it you get what you get and dont throw a fit.

Other Thoughts: Why on earth would you buy a motherboard targeted at gamers and stick 5 ssd's in raid you get all the performance you need for games and movie watching on 1 SSD any real tech professional can tell you that. leave raid for the server sector and high R/W environments like databases this motherboard is not targeted for server's its meant for gamers thats why it has a premium audio solution onboard as well as dedicated DAC power connector's and Swappable OpAmp chip. and Killer E2200 Lan Chip for Gaming

and NOT a premium dedicated raid solution >.<

my rig is this motherboard the memory i listed in the pro's section and a core i3-4150+GTX650ti

i run all my games off the OS drive which is the very quick and speedy Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD and i play all my games at max settings 1080P and they all load up and in game playing in less than 20 secs some even quicker if it wasnt for the advertisement splash screens during the start of a game, you all know what im talking about the ones you cant skip most the time. Bottom line you cant go wrong with such a solid board been buying gigabyte boards for year's now and never had one fail or not perform what it advertised, take proper ESD protection steps and use gentleness when installing technology, brute force is not required for installing tech its ment as a way of telling you your installing it wrong. :-)

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when i die in planetside 2 on this new pc my load screen after i click re-deploy to back in the game is maybe 2-3 sec's top's

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  • Simon L.
  • 7/7/2014 9:35:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsNeeds more validation before release.

Pros: Board runs stable right out of the box.

Basic PM events are behaving correctly, S3, S4, S5. I haven't tried Fast boot, Secure boot, and other advance features, I don't intend to use them since I have a DT platform.

Quick boot up into OS.

Able to run 4 VMs at a time, without lag with 32Gb ram and 4770K.

Amazing audio which I really enjoy.

Runs good right out of the box.

Cons: The system runs cool, which is great, but it started to raise concerns. The system will not be able to handle high end gaming GFX with a raid 0 array of 5x SSDs attached. The system is not stable if I run 3 monitors with 2 youtube videos running for long periods of time. There would be an Nvidia kernel error and recovered message.

After some research, my theory is that the avg user would see avg of 50C with PCH with the ZXX chip set. My system was at 35C or lower, even with a load. I proceeded to adding voltages to PCH and CPU I/O and it would seem to become stable, but would still crash. Only until I blindly upped the voltages to every option avaliable, am I able to play a whole round of CSGO without crashing on High Settings.

Please don't make it so that I'll have to do research and get the right voltages set for the options that needs to be upped. This board should work stable with stock settings, unless I start Overclocking. That is when I'm fine with crashes.

The auto OC feature would attempt to set the bios for different levels of over clocking. Default, Low Power, Medium, Performance, and Extreme. None of these work stable. The program would change some of the settings, but not enough to have the platform run stable.

I think the Firmware, Chipset, and Bios needs a bit of work for this platform.

Other Thoughts: Since this is a gaming rig, I cannot recommend this platform. Especially if you plan to load up the SSDs, and Video cards. This in theory will require the PCH to use more voltage. You'll have to add voltages to options that's not familiar until the PCH reads about 50C. Auto tune feature will not be able to come up with a solution.

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 111617 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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  • Timothy H.
  • 7/1/2014 10:02:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid board

Pros: Excellent price / feature ratio. Pretty. Recognized my 4790K out of the box.

Cons: Mounting a large CPU cooler can be a little tough if you have to manipulate something near that upper left hole, as it is a bit crowded by the board's heatsinks.

Other Thoughts: The LED along the audio portion of the PCB is quite bright, but it can be turned off in the BIOS if desired.

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  • Ryan V.
  • 6/17/2014 9:04:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust what the doctor ordered.

Pros: This board is great. It's fairly cheap for a Z97 board, but it's packed with features. If you are in the market for a gaming oriented Micro ATX board, look no further. I had no issue setting it up, and it worked flawlessly out of the box.

Cons: This is a full size Micro ATX board, so if you are working in a tight case, have burly man hands (or both) make sure you have a bit of patience ready when you build your rig. With a bit of maneuvering I managed to get everything together, and since it's a one time thing, this isn't much of a con.

Other Thoughts: When I got my hands on the box for this MB I knew I would be happy with it. Gigabyte's quality shows through with great packaging, and an equally great board. Easy to work with, great features, and won't break the bank.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/25/2014 10:52:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat motherboards with really good price

Pros: Usb dac, sli at 8x, app center is great, audio is great. Love this board

Cons: None

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