AORUS Gigabyte Z270X – Gaming 7 Motherboard

Main Specifications

The main specifications for the Gigabyte Z270X-Gaming 7 include:

  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel Z270
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8686E
  • Parallel ATA: none
  • Serial ATA: six SATA-600 ports controlled by the chipset (RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5) supporting three SATA Express connectors; one U.2 port
  • External SATA: none
  • USB 2.0: four USB 2.0 ports, available through two headers on the motherboard
  • USB 3.0: nine USB 3.0 ports, five on the motherboard rear panel and four available through two headers, controlled by the chipset
  • USB 3.1: two USB 3.1 ports, one Type A and one Type C, controlled by an Intel JHL6540 chip
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394): none
  • Thunderbolt: one USB 3.1 type C port compatible with Thunderbolt 3 on the rear panel, controlled by an Intel JHL6540 chip
  • On-board video: controlled by the CPU; one DisplayPort and one HDMI connectors
  • On-board audio: Produced by a Creative Sound Core 3D chip (5.1 channels, 24-bit resolution, 102 dB SNR for the outputs, and 101 dB SNR for the inputs), on-board optical SPDIF output, and audio amplifier for analog headphones with replaceable operational amplifier (OPA2134PA)
  • On-board LAN: two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one controlled by an Intel I219V chip and one controlled by a Rivet Killer E2500 chip
  • Buzzer: no
  • Infrared interface: no
  • Power supply required: EPS12V
  • Slots: two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (working at x16/x0 or x8/x8), one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (working at x4), three PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots, and two M.2 slots compatible with PCI Express 3.0 x4 and SATA-600 SSDs
  • Memory: four DDR4-DIMM sockets (up to DDR3-2400, 64 GiB maximum)
  • Fan connectors: two four-pin connector for the CPU cooler, and six four-pin connector for auxiliary fans
  • Extra features: two BIOS chips, RGB LED lights, overclocking buttons, POST status display
  • Number of CDs/DVDs provided: one
  • Programs included: motherboard utilities and drivers
  • More Information: http://www.gigabyte.com
  • Average Price in the U.S.*: USD 240.00

* Researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this article.

Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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