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Main Specifications

The main specifications for the Gigabyte Z170X-Ultra Gaming include:

  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel Z170
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8628E
  • Parallel ATA: none
  • Serial ATA: six SATA-600 ports controlled by the chipset (RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5) supporting two SATA Express connector; one U.2 port
  • External SATA: none
  • USB 2.0: six USB 2.0 ports, two at the rear panel and four available through two headers on the motherboard
  • USB 3.0: six USB 3.0 ports, four on the motherboard rear panel and two available through a header, controlled by the chipset
  • USB 3.1: two USB 3.1 ports, one Type A and one Type C, controlled by an Intel DSL6540 chip
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394): none
  • Thunderbolt: none
  • On-board video: controlled by the CPU; one Mini DisplayPort and one HDMI connectors
  • On-board audio: Produced by the chipset together with a Realtek ALC892 codec (eight channels, 24-bit resolution, up to 192 KHz sampling rate for both the inputs and outputs, 90 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the inputs and 97 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the outputs), on-board coaxial andĀ optical SPDIF connectors
  • On-board LAN: one Gigabit Ethernet ports, controlled by an Intel I219V 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 one M.2 slot compatible with PCI Express 3.0 x4 and SATA-600 SSDs
  • Memory: four DDR4-DIMM sockets (up to DDR3-3866, 64 GiB maximum)
  • Fan connectors: two four-pin connector for the CPU cooler, and three four-pin connector for auxiliary fans
  • Extra features: two BIOS chips, red LED lights
  • 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 170.00

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