Up your Game with the Z170X-Gaming 7

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  • Intel®Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified Motherboard
  • Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel®USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ - The World's Next Universal Connector
  • 3-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
  • Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
  • 3 SATA Express Connectors for up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer
  • Integrated HDMI 2.0 support
  • Creative SoundCore™ 3D Gaming Audio
  • Killer™ E2400 and Intel®Gaming Networks
  • LED Trace Path with Multi-Color Choice
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

Up your game with a free £20 Steam voucher

GIGABYTE is proud to offer customers who purchase a GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard a little gaming gift. Every user who purchases this motherboard between May 13th and May 31st 2016 will receive a £20 Steam code voucher from GIGABYTE upon registration here.

  Next Generation 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt™ 3  

Thunderbolt™ 3 - fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection


Intel®Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified Motherboard

Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over a USB Type-C™ connector on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7-EU, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.

  Daisy-chain Multiple Devices  
  Compatibility may vary according to system configuration and device specifications.  
  Compatibility may vary according to system configuration and device specifications.  
  The Intel® USB 3.1 controller utilizes 4 PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering up to 32 Gb/s total bandwidth, for uncompromised transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s per USB 3.1. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C™ and the traditional USB Standard-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.  
  Connecting the Future - USB Type-C™:  
  The World's Next Universal Connector
Reversible USB Type-C™ with USB 3.1
  The USB Type-C™ is a new reversible connector that is loaded with useful features such as USB 3.1 support for 10Gb/s transfer speed. Powered by the Intel®USB 3.1 controller, this little port provides the best USB Type-C™ experience possible.

* Display feature may vary by model.
  GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio™ Technology  
  GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard is 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.  
Creative® Sound Core3D™ Quad-Core Audio Processor

Combining world's first Quad-Core Creative Sound Core3D Audio Processor Plus Advanced Creative SBX PROSTUDIO Audio Suite.

+ Harnessing the power of a Dedicated Audio Processor to offload workload from CPU

+ Total solution from Creative (Hardware +Software)

+ Richer overall audio experience

  Creative SBX Pro Studio™ Audio Suite  
  SBX Pro Studio™ suite of audio playback technologies deliver a new level of audio immersion. Realistic surround sound, the ability to clearly hear specific sounds in a gaming environment are just a few elements of SBX Pro Studio that enhances the overall experience, be it movies, games or music.  
  GIGABYTE Exclusive : Upgradable OP-AMP  


+ 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.

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

  High End Audio Capacitors  
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.  
  USB DAC-UP / Clean, low-noise power for your Digital-to-Analog Audio converter  
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.  
  HDMI 2.0 for 4K/60P/21:9/HDCP 2.2 Support  
HDMI 2.0, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 1.4, offers 18 Gb/s of bandwidth – nearly twice that of the previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), offering the best visual experience for viewers.  
  "Requires the latest Intel®Graphic Driver fromGIGABYTE website.  
  Killer™ E2400 Gaming Network / Intel® Gigabit LAN  
  Killer™ E2400 is a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and media performance compared to standard solutions. Intel® Gigabit LAN networking, a popular choice with gamers, delivers several performance-enhancing features such as advanced interrupt handling to help reduce CPU overhead and Jumbo Frame support for extra large data packets.  
  2-Way SLI™/3-Way CrossFire™ Multi-Graphics  

Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

  Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Metal Shielding  

The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

  Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2  

With two PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, GIGABYTE brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the dual M.2 provides an ideal storage solution as it also supports RAID modes.

  Turbo B-Clock:  

Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC

Thanks to the onboard TURBO B-Clock Tuning IC, GIGABYTE Motherboards enable Overclockers to have the ability to change their BCLK Frequency to a desired value of their choice. With the new linear range adjustment option of the Tuning IC, ranges from 90MHz to 500MHz are now possible, so that overclockers are not limited to the 5% ranges of traditional straps.

* Turbo B-Clock overclocking range may vary according to CPU capabilities.

  LED Trace Path with Multi-Color Choices  

Personalize your next PC rig to your liking by selecting the color of your choice to illuminate the LED trace path lighting. A total of 7 colors are available to make your system appearance unique!

  EKWB Water Cooling Ready  
Designed and engineered in co-operation with GIGABYTE®, this monoblock uses award winning EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine to ensure best possible CPU cooling. This water block directly cools Intel LGA-1151 socket type CPU and power regulation (MOSFET) module as water flows directly over all critical areas. It is a very high flow water block that can be easily used with the system using weaker water pumps.Unlike other solution on the market, this is a true one-piece, sturdy and reliable liquid cooling product which requires only two connector fittings for proper operation.

Note: EKWB water block and it’s accessories are not included with the motherboard and are not covered by the motherboard warranty. For more information about EK’s water block, please visit:https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-fb-ga-z170x-monoblock-nickel