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GIGABYTE’s Z170X-Ultra launched

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 25, 2016, 8:41 pm IST
Updated Nov 25, 2016, 8:41 pm IST
This product is carrying both U.2 and M.2 ports, each with the capability to operate at 32Gb/s and support the latest in NVMe storage
GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming also gives users the ability to RAID NVMe drives via the U.2, M.2, and last PCI-E slot.
 GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming also gives users the ability to RAID NVMe drives via the U.2, M.2, and last PCI-E slot.

The GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming is the motherboard for gamers who want to take advantage of the Intel sixth-gen Core processors and also, for a number of features exclusive only to high-end motherboards. This product is carrying both U.2 and M.2 ports, each with the capability to operate at 32Gb/s and support the latest in NVMe storage, while completely supporting the latest in connectivity. It is a board that comes with Thunderbolt 3 and 100W USB Power Delivery 2.0 support.

GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming also gives users the ability to RAID NVMe drives via the U.2, M.2, and last PCI-E slot.

 

Premium Components and Looks

The Z170X-Ultra Gaming motherboard performs well. With its 8-phase power delivery design it is more than able to cope with an Intel Core i7-6700K processor that’s pushing the limits. The 15u gold-plated CPU socket prevents corrosion and allows for optimal contact points. Among other premium parts the 10K rated capacitors, anti-rust rear I/O connectors, and anti-sulphur resistors are just some that make this motherboard a premium product.

The motherboard is also about looks and sleekness. It offers more LED customisations than ever, allowing users to truly adapt their PC to match their lifestyle. With a redesigned Ambient LED application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

 

More Flexibility, Smoother Navigation

GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming incorporates GIGABYTE’s novel UEFI that makes navigation easier, and also allows for better LED control – making it a perfect complement for the Windows OS. This functionality and flexibility allows users to have the option to control their motherboard in the UEFI rather than Windows if needed, thus giving users more options and control over their system. To sum it up, GIGABYTE's UEFI BIOS ensures more flexibility to users than ever before.

Faster Storage Performance

The motherboard ensures fast onboard storage with NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 110mm M.2 (Up to 32 Gb/s). GIGABYTE’s M.2 solution offers substantially faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interfaces for M.2 SSD devices.

 

Using the NVMe protocol which takes advantage of the fast bandwidth of PCIe Gen3 x4 lanes (32 Gb/s), the drives are an apparent advantage for users looking to boot their OS faster, load their games in a flash and access large files without waiting. The new Intel 750 series SSDs offer an incredible increase in performance over SATA drives. By implementing the U.2 port onboard to support the 2.5" Intel 750 Series drive, GIGABYTE ensures that a smooth interface during heavy gaming.

Feature Highlights - GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming includes Intel Thunderbolt 3 Certified Motherboard. It supports sixth Generation Intel Core Processor coupled with Dual Channel, Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs. The system has Intel’s USB 3.1 with USB Type-C and PD 2.0 100W Support.

 

The Ultra gaming system also encompasses a 2-Way SLI and CrossFire Multi-Graphics Support. It also has NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 22110 M.2 Interface and U.2 Interface for Intel SSD 750, Support for 3 Intel SSD 750 Devices, 2 SATA Express Connectors for Up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer, and Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software.

It also has high quality audio capacitors and audio noise guard with ambient LED trace Path Lighting. Also, it contains an ultra durable metal shielding over PCIe and DDR Slots ultra durable anti-sulphur resistors for longer lifespan, durable anti-rust rear I/O Connectors, dual hybrid fan headers with precise PWM/voltage Control for Water Pump and Fan.

 

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