Gigabyte Z170 Gaming K3 Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard

QuickFind: 740810 Mfr part code: GA-Z170-GAMING K3-EU
  • Intel Z170 Express Chipset
  • Intel Socket LGA 1151
  • 7.1-channel Audio
  • ATX Form Factor

Product Description

Gigabyte Z170 Gaming K3 Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard

Features

  • Supports 7th / 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Fast USB 3.1 -The World's Next Universal Connector
  • 2-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
  • Gen3 x4 M.2 Connector with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
  • 2 SATA Express Connectors for up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer
  • 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier
  • Killer™ E2400 Gaming Networks
  • High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

Product Overview

Gigabyte Z170 Chipset Motherboard
The GA-Z170-Gaming-K3 motherboard is part of GIGABYTE's G1 Gaming series, and as such has been built to best accommodate gamers, their needs and preferences. It is capable of supporting 6th gen Intel Core Processors, DDR4 memory with a dual channel and 2-way graphics - forging immaculate gaming and professional application possibilities. Plus, with features such as Killer E2200 and the GIGABYTE App Center you can take complete control and optimise this top-quality motherboard to your liking.


Top Motherboard Connection Speeds
The latest USB 3.1 offers a staggering 10Gb/s transfer speed, 2x faster than USB 3.0 and backward compatibility with existing USB devices.

GIGABYTE APP CENTER

Take Control of GIGABYTE Motherboards
The latest USB 3.1 offers a staggering 10Gb/s transfer speed, 2x faster than USB 3.0 and backward compatibility with existing USB devices. 

*Image for reference only. App version varies dependant on motherboard.

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

Cloud Station
GIGABYTE Cloud Station is composed of several GIGABYTE unique apps that allow your smart phones/tablet devices to communicate, share resources, and control your desktop PC via a wireless connection.

Next Generation SATA Express
SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI Express and SATA to provide much higher bandwidth, featuring data transfer rates of up to 16Gb/s.

Rapid Speed Storage
With 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. 

*Number of M.2 slots depends on motherboard

 

CROSSFIRE GAMING POTENTIAL

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

 

KILLER E2200 TECHNOLOGY

Enhanced Gaming Network
GIGABYTE G1 Gaming motherboards feature the Killer E2200, a high-performance, adaptive Gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.
 

Motherboard 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.

GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio Technology
This GIGABYTE 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.

 

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.

 

AMBIENT LED

Customisable and Stylish Motherboard LED
GIGABYTE motherboards feature LED lighting for the audio guard path, providing a cool, custom look to your rig. Not only does the Audio Noise Guard protect the board's sensitive analog audio components, but its LEDs can also be programed to beat at the rhythm of the music you are listening to, or pulse at a soothing pace to create a great atmosphere to enhance the environment of your game, movie or music.

 

CPU SOCKET DESIGN

15μ Gold Plated CPU Socket
GIGABYTE motherboards come equipped with a 15 micron 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.

 

DUALBIOS DESIGN

GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS (UEFI)
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', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.



Specifications

CPU: Support for Intel Core i7 processors/Intel Core i5 processors/ Intel Core i3 processors/Intel Pentium processors/ Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)

Chipset: Intel Z170 Express Chipset

Memory:
4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 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.
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR4 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
Support for ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
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 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24 Hz
* Support for HDMI 1.4 version.
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB

Audio: Realtek ALC1150 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN:  Killer E2201 LAN (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Expansion Slots:
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
* The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1_3 slot. When the PCIEX1_3 slot is populated, the PCIEX4 slot will operate at up to x2 mode.
4 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

Multi-Graphics Technology: Support for 2-Way AMD CrossFire technology

Storage Interface:
Chipset:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2/x1 SSD support)
2 x SATA Express connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* Refer to "1-7 Internal Connectors," for the supported configurations with the M.2, SATA Express, and SATA connectors.

USB:
Chipset:
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers
Chipset+USB 3.1 Controller:
2 x USB 3.1 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

Internal I/O Connectors:
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
2 x SATA Express connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
3 x system fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors:
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
2 x USB 3.1 Type-A ports (red)
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

I/O Controller: iTE I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring:
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
CPU/System overheating warning
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

BIOS:
2 x 64 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features:
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
Cloud Station
EasyTune
Easy RAID
Fast Boot
Smart TimeLock
Smart Keyboard
System Information Viewer
USB Blocker
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Smart Switch
Support for Xpress Install
Bundle Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel Smart Response Technology

Operating System: Support for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit
Support for Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
* Please download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's website and install it before installing Windows 7.

Form Factor:  ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 23.1cm

Technical Specification

Gigabyte Z170 Gaming K3 Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard

General

Chipset Type Intel Z170
Product Type Motherboard - ATX
Processor Socket LGA1151 Socket
Max Processors Qty 1
Compatible Processors Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode (x2 mode if PCI Express 3.0 x1 slot is occupied)) ¦ 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage Interfaces SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 6 x 7pin SATA, 1 x M.2, 2 x SATA Express port - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
RAID Features Intel Smart Response Technology
Interfaces 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x HDMI ¦ 4 x USB 3.0 ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse ¦ 1 x DVI-D ¦ 2 x USB 3.1
Internal Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 - header ¦ 1 x audio - header ¦ 1 x SPDIF out - header ¦ 1 x serial - header
Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

Supported RAM

Max Size 64 GB
Technology DDR4
Bus Clock 2133 MHz, 2800 MHz (O.C.), 2666 MHz (O.C.), 2400 MHz (O.C.), 3000 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz (O.C.), 3300 MHz (O.C.), 3400 MHz (O.C.), 3333 MHz (O.C.), 3466 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC, ECC
Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
Features Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)

Graphics

Max Allocated RAM Size 512 MB

Audio

Type HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec Realtek ALC1150
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Controller Killer Gaming E2201
Network Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet

Features

BIOS Type AMI
BIOS Features WfM 2.0 support, UEFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support, DMI 2.7 support, ACPI 5.0 support, Dual BIOS
Hardware Monitoring CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection
Hardware Features Q-Flash, AutoGreen, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, Ultra Durable, AMD CrossFireX technology support, Easy RAID Installer, 4K Ultra HD ready, Audio Noise Guard with Path Lighting, GIGABYTE Ambient LED

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories I/O back plate
Cables Included 4 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included Drivers & Utilities, Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, EasyTune, Cloud Station, Xpress Install, GIGABYTE USB Blocker, GIGABYTE App Center, Smart TimeLock, GIGABYTE Fast Boot, GIGABYTE Smart Keyboard, World of Warships invite coupon
Compliant Standards Plug and Play, ACPI 5.0
Width 30.5 cm
Depth 23.1 cm

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