Overview

  • Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs
  • Supports PCIe x16 slot bifurcation in 2x8 mode by riser card
  • Intel USB 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Type-C
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 &ATA interface
  • ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
  • 802.11ac Dual Band 867Mbps wireless supports MU-MIMO and BT4.2
  • Dual Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers
  • Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over PCIe Slots
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS
  • APP Center Including EasyTune and Cloud Station Utilities

Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

All Hybrid Fan Pin Headers

  • Hybrid Fan Headers detect whether the cooling device uses PWM or Voltage mode and automatically switches settings accordingly.
  • Supports up to 2 amps with built-in overcurrent protectiona must for high-end high current fans.

Closed Loop WaterCooling

CPU Fan

System Fan

Watercooling Fan

New Smart Fan 5 Software

Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage scenario. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.

Interoperable Sensors and Fans

  • Each fan can be customized to operate at different speeds according to any defined temperature source input (except the CPU fan).

Fan Curve

  • Customize fan curves based on specific temperatures with the intuitive graphical UI.

Enhanced BIOS Interface

The enhanced BIOS interface also has the advanced features seen in the Smart Fan 5 UI, such as: the ability to set triggers based on different temperature sensors on the board, fan curve definition and the temperature interval setting, which can prevent fan rotation noise caused by sudden temperature changeall without having to load Windows.

Faster and Better Coverage with Intel Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI+BT4.2 Module

The onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel supports up to 867 Mb/s wireless networks and BLUETOOTH 4.2. The bonded 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual Band and 2T2R antenna expands your coverage.

Integrated 2x2 802.11ac 867 Mbps Dual Band WIFI + BLUETOOTH 4.2 Module

Dual Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software

Dual Intel Gigabit LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.

Immersive VR Gaming Experience

  • VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90FPS or greater.
  • Only Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experience.

ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp

ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio

The ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio and features such as Smart Headphone Amp, 108dB SNR recording for precise voice chats and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.

Smart Headphone Amp

Automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, whether earbuds or high-end headphones to provide optimal audio dynamicspreventing issues such as low volume and distortion.

High-End Audio Capacitors

GIGABYTE motherboards use high-end Chemicon audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4000MHz and Beyond*

GIGABYTE is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4000MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their GIGABYTE motherboard.

What is XMP?

DDR4 memory modules are available at a stock frequency of 2133MHz, but as frequency tweaking requires a considerable amount of effort and knowledge, memory vendors encode XMP profiles which can automatically modify the timings of the supported memory modules to work with your CPU and to achieve increased performance.

Connecting the Future - USB Type-C: The World's Next Universal Connector

The USB Type-C is a new reversible connector that is loaded with useful features such as USB 3.1 Gen1 support for 5 Gb/s transfer speed and DisplayPort 1.2 support to connect 4K monitors. Powered by the Intel controller, this little port is the better USB Type-C.

NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 2280 M.2 Connector

GIGABYTE M.2 solution offers considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interface for M.2 SSD devices.

Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design

Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

Refreshed BIOSEasy, Smart, and Friendly

The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.

GIGABYTE APP Center

The GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a 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 easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.

EasyTune

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.

Overclocking to Boost Your Frame Rates

Get the highest levels of performance from your PC with easy-to-use GIGABYTE overclocking features.

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your systems behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

@BIOS

The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your systems BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE serversor you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.

3D OSD

3D OSD automatically detects and displays your system information during games, allowing you to easily get a hold of your system information without switching between screens.

GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS (UEFI) Design

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.

Long Lifespan Durable Black Solid Caps

GIGABYTE motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU load, this provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability. These exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on GIGABYTE motherboards.

15µ Gold Plated CPU Socket Design

GIGABYTE motherboards come equipped with a 15 microinch thick 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 or bad contacts.

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.

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.

XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere

Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chatskeeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch.

TriDef SmartCam | Custom Stream Modding

To facilitate being the full streaming solution each GIGABYTE motherboard includes TriDef SmartCam software, you are now able to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.

Specifications

CPU

1. Support for 7th and 6th generation Intel Core i7 processors/Intel Core i5 processors/ Intel Core i3 processors/IntelPentium processors/Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package

2. L3 cache varies with CPU

(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)

Chipset

1. Intel Z270 Express Chipset

Memory

1. 2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory

* Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.

2. Dual channel memory architecture

3. Support for DDR4 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2133 MHz memory modules

4. Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)

5. Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules

6. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel HD Graphics support

1. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.

2. 2 x HDMI ports, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* Support for HDMI 1.4 version.

3. Support for up to 3 displays at the same time

4. Maximum shared memory of 1 GB

Audio

1. Realtek ALC1220 codec

2. High Definition Audio

3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

4. Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN

1. 2 x Intel GbE LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Wireless Communication module

1. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band

2. BLUETOOTH 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR

3. Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate

* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots

1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16

(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

2. 1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for the wireless communication module (M2_WIFI)

Storage Interface

Chipset:

1. 1 x M.2 connector on the back of the motherboard (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)

2. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

3. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

* Refer to "1-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.

USB

Chipset:

1. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB header

2. 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)

3. 1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support

Internal I/O Connectors

1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

4. 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector on the back of the motherboard

5. 1 x CPU fan header

6. 1 x system fan header

7. 1 x front panel header

8. 1 x front panel audio header

9. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header

10. 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header

11. 1 x S/PDIF Out header

12. 1 x speaker header

13. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

14. 1 x chassis intrusion header

Back Panel Connectors

1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port

2. 2 x HDMI ports

3. 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)

4. 1 x DVI-D port

5. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports

6. 1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support

7. 2 x RJ-45 ports

8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector

9. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

I/O Controller

1. iTE I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

1. Voltage detection

2. Temperature detection

3. Fan speed detection

4. Overheating warning

5. Fan fail warning

6. Fan speed control

* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

BIOS

1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash

2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS

3. Support for DualBIOS

4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features

1. Support for APP Center

* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.

3D OSD

@BIOS

Ambient LED

AutoGreen

BIOS Setup

Color Temperature

Cloud Station

EasyTune

Easy RAID

Fast Boot

Game Boost

ON/OFF Charge

Platform Power Management

Smart Backup

Smart Keyboard

Smart TimeLock

System Information Viewer

USB Blocker

V-Tuner

2. Support for 3TB+ Unlock

3. Support for Q-Flash

4. Support for Xpress Install

Bundle Software

1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)

2. Intel Wireless Display

3. Intel Optane Memory Ready

4. cFosSpeed

Operating System

1. Windows 10 64-bit (for 7th Generation Intel Processors)

2. Windows 10 64-bit / Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bits (for 6th Generation Intel Processors)

* Please download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's website and install it before installing Windows 7.

Form Factor

1. Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm

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