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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)
  • DDR3 3000(OC) / 2933(OC)
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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
G1™ Gaming Motherboards

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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
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  • + 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

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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.

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Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Gold Plated Audio Hardware

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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.


Killer™ E2200 Gaming Network


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.

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G1™ Permance

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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G1™ Looks

All New Heat Sink Design

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5

Quick Info


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

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  • Gary S.
  • 3/4/2015 6:54:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMotherboard not posting

Pros: It works...Finally

Cons: First motherboard did not post. It would spin up, run red lights for about 10 seconds, shut down, and than start this process all over in a constant loop. But never post to the monitor.

I set up this computer and it failed to post. Had to send it back to Newegg via the RMA process. Since I am not a Prime member this cost me return shipping on a motherboard that should of worked.

Received 2nd motherboard set it all up and it would not post either. Same issues, it would spin up and than shut down.

I did a little more troubleshooting with the 2nd motherboard. I installed a graphics card ... no luck. I removed everything memory, graphics card, Sata Drives, and usb connections ... still no luck.

I put one bank of memory back in and BINGO ... it boots and post just fine. So now I am thinking that something I removed was causing the issues so I put one item back at a time expecting it to crash... guess what?? It never crashed...booted everytime and is still booting now several days later with Windows 10 Preview installed.

Querky Motherboard

For those having problems try just one bank of ram and nothing worked for me I think..Just not sure unable to repeat the problem here.

Other Thoughts: Occasionally, this computer is blue screening in the Windows 10 Preview... Don't have an ideal what's causing it yet ... Hopefully I will figure it out.

I plan on keeping this board ... just hope I can iron out the issues it has.

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  • Ryan S.
  • 2/25/2015 7:23:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice design.

Cons: The motherboard wouldn't work at all. It would turn on for a brief second then shut off again. This happened with the original as well as with the replacement.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at with the case number 119651 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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  • Quan N.
  • 2/17/2015 7:23:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnstable MB

Pros: Supports DDR3 2400 16GB; good sound.

Cons: Quite unstable. Crash and reboot randomly frequently, almost everyday, especially on wake-up from sleep. Fortunately, it has not corrupted Win7, but I'm afraid eventually it will. Has the latest BIOS firmware.

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  • Mark D.
  • 2/5/2015 10:47:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat system board

Pros: Have been building computers since 1991 - I guess this will be close to my last system build. Have been a Newegg customer for over 15 years. I built THIS last system for my grand-daughter - looks great, runs great and has a bozo-load of features, the audio is superb and I l LOVE the built in ability to run 3 monitors!! Good work, Gigabyte (last build will probably be a Gigabyte, too)... keep up the good work, Newegg.....

Cons: Too bad I can't pop 64 GB ram into it for Hauptwerk...

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  • Patrick W.
  • 2/5/2015 8:37:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsPoor troublshooing documentation

Pros: When it works, it's good.

Cons: Bought 2. One works fine, the other only intermittently POSTs, with a beep code of short short long. Unfortunately there is no documentation describing what that code means.

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  • Robert A.
  • 1/24/2015 8:18:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUnforseen Problem?

Pros: Great features in a small package, and great reliability.

Cons: See below.

Other Thoughts: The motherboard being a micro ATX creates problems because the PCI 1x and the PCI 16x are so close together that my gigantic 970 video card that sucks so much power is bleeding EMI (Electro magnetic Interference) into my sound blaster sound card due to the fact there is only about 3 cm separation. My friends complain they hear noise distortion and static. Because of this, I'm ironically probably going to be using the on board sound for the Mic alone. Sigh.

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  • Carl J.
  • 1/23/2015 9:48:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: This board has more capability than I am using it for. The audio is simply amazing, and it performs rock solid.

Cons: Instructions could be better for someone who is not a pro at hot motherboards. Also the splash screen rolls by way to fast to go to BIOS if you're not on your game. An extra half second would make a workd of difference.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this particular board because it was one of the few that allowed me to run Crossfire in a 4 slot case. Most other boards require the 5th expansion slot, which I don't have.

This is my 3rd Gigabyte board in recent history, and I have become a big Gigabyte fan.

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  • John P.
  • 1/21/2015 10:37:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEverything you need

Pros: Great little card, everything you need to have a really good looking machine. There are red accent lights underneath the side of the board where the sata connections are. Plenty of fan connections. Great BIOS with a lot of options.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: mATX is great for gaming, don't think you need a full sized board to get the most out of your system. Less is sometimes more.

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  • Scott C.
  • 1/11/2015 6:45:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGA-Z97MX Gaming 5

Pros: This motherboard worked out of the box (as it should) and meets all of my needs. I have not overclocked yet but it handled the 16GB of memory just fine as well as the I5-4690k with no problem. The options/features are very nice.

Not a Gigabyte issue per se, but Newegg should be very proud of itself for these rebates. I can place an order in less than 3 minutes but they want you to spend 5 minutes for a $10 rebate (I had 3 or 4) and then clip serial number AND other ID information and MAIL it in. Then if you did it correctly, in 8-10 weeks you might get the rebate. Awesome, I will be sure to buy MORE!

Cons: None - it works as described and fit with no issues.

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  • Yue F.
  • 1/5/2015 3:46:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest mATX board

Pros: This board may be 10 bucks expensive than ASUS similiar product, but it beat the s~!@ out of ASUckS garbage. It has all features I need, no scram feature, good looking. Easily over clocked i5-4690K to over 5Ghz.

Cons: none

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