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  • Manufacturer: Gigabyte
  • UPC #889523008584
  • Model #GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5
    • Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
    • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs, DDR4 4133+(OC)
    • Fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A
    • 3-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
    • Dual NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
    • NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U.2 Connector
    • Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA interface

     

     

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    (Manufacturer # GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 )

    Features
    • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
    • ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
    • Killer™ E2500 Gaming Network
    • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
    • RGB FUSION LED Light Show design
    • Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
    • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers
    • Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Support
    • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
    • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
    Your Game. Your Way.
    RGB FUSION
    Set the Color that Matches Your Style
    GIGABYTE's 200 series motherboards boast the most advanced LED system in the market today. With more customizability than ever and a convenient and intuitive UI thanks to the RGB Fusion App, you'll have a blast making your GIGABYTE your own. LED enthusiasts now have even more options with the ability to customize multiple zones independently. For a more functional use, the bright and vibrant LEDs can be configured to display the PC's temperature or load. For even more LED goodness RGBW strips are now supported for more true and vibrant whites.
    Multi-Zone Light Show Design
    • 16.8M RGB Colors
    • 2 Programmable Sections
    • 7 Different Lighting Effects
    • 1 RGBW Light Strip Pin Header
    • Accent LED with Interchangeable Overlay
    • Advanced Mode for Extreme Customizability
    GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
    Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be done away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
    Surround Lighting
    Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
    Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
    GIGABYTE brings even more color and life to your system with an Accent LED Overlay. This overlay complements the RGB Fusion technology in GIGABYTE Motherboards adding more flare and style to your gaming machine. With the swappable overlay users can utilize different patterns and designs to make their system their own.
    Supports RGBW Light Strips
    Independently Programmable Onboard Pin Header for RGBW LED Strips
    Not bright enough? You can install standard 12V external RGB or RGBW light strips on the RGBW pin header and control its color from the RGB Fusion software. With RGBW light strips that have a dedicated white color LED, you can have brighter and more vibrant colors.

    No need to worry when choosing light strips as the GIGABYTE motherboards support a wide variety of RGBW light strips on the market thanks to the RGB Fusion software that allows users to redefine the pin location for the R/G/B Signal.
    RGB Fusion (Advanced mode)
    With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to different preset LED lighting configurations with choice of colors. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature.

    For true lighting experts there is an Advanced Mode, which can be fully customized by individual area with its own effects and color transitions, along with specific duration and transition times.

    Once done, it's simple to save and share your lighting profile with others.
    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
    • All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.
    • Supports up to 2 amps with built-in overcurrent protection-a must for high-end high current fans.
    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 change-all without having to load Windows.
    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 + 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, 114dB 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 dynamics-preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 Software
    The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 provides you with everything you need to stretch your audio experience potential. It's a comprehensive suite of tools, equipped with cutting-edge technology and premium audio quality, effects and features to support your needs. Featuring SBX Pro Studio™ suite of technologies, it gives you the fullest audio experience - like no other.
    High-End Audio Capacitors
    GIGABYTE Gaming 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.
    USB DAC-UP 2 Adjustable Voltage USB Port with Dedicated Power Design
    GIGABYTE improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2.USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop.
    Virtual reality pioneers and gamers alike can rest assured that their expensive accessories and peripherals will not encounter connectivity or power deficiency issues with the GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP 2. With Gaming Gear drawing large amounts of power and having firm specification requirements USB DAC-UP 2 is up for the challenge.
    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.
    To create a seamless VR experience GIGABYTE Motherboards offer the best features to make your virtual reality feel like your actual reality. With technologies such as NVMe support via M.2 or U.2 and a one piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards it's obvious that GIGABYTE has the tools you need to start your journey in VR. To set the mood GIGABYTE Motherboards include RGB Fusion to put you in the center of action.
    Killer™ E2500 Gaming Network
    Killer™ E2500 is a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and media performance compared to standard solutions.
    Give yourself the competitive edge: Optimize your network performance with the all-new killer Control Center
    Gaming Performance while Multitasking
    Networking Performance
    U.2 Onboard (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4)
    NVMe Performance for PCIe SSDs
    The new Intel 750 series SSDs offer an incredible increase in performance over SATA drives. Using the NVMe protocol which takes advantage of the fast bandwidth of PCIe Gen3 x4 lanes (32 Gb/s), the drives are a clear advantage for users looking to boot their OS faster, load their games in a flash and access large files without waiting. By implementing the U.2 port onboard to support the 2.5" Intel 750 Series drive, GIGABYTE ensures that the users can benefit from the best performance.
    Fast Onboard Storage with NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 110mm M.2 (Up to 32 Gb/s)
    GIGABYTE's M.2 solution offers considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interfaces for M.2 SSD devices.
    PURE SPEED
    GIGABYTE Extreme USB 3.1 Motherboards
    The ASMEDIA 2142 USB 3.1 controller utilizes 2 PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering a total of up to 16 Gb/s, which means you have extra bandwidth to take full control of the 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports. 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 Type-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 Gen 2
    Turbo B-Clock
    Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC
    Turbo B-Clock Tuning IC in the GIGABYTE 200 series 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.
    Diagnostic LEDs
    Hardware Troubleshooting at a Glance
    Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to quickly diagnose which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is malfunctioning so they may take action promptly.
    Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4133MHz and Beyond
    GIGABYTE is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4133MHz 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.
    Broad DDR4 Compatibility with Support List of 1000+ DDR4 Validatedi??
    GIGABYTE partners very closely with memory vendors from around the world to ensure that modules offered by popular memory brands are compatible with GIGABYTE Motherboards. GIGABYTE has verified over 1000+ different modules to ensure performance in a GIGABYTE built system.
    GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket
    Dual Armor DIMM and PCIe Metal Shielding
    Never worry about your heavy graphics card damaging your motherboard again. GIGABYTE's proprietary Ultra Durable PCIe Metal Shielding reinforces the PCIe connector to prevent slot damage due to heavy graphics card. The DIMM and PCIe metal shield also provides extra strength for when you forget to release the lock while replacing your component, adding a foolproof option which can save your PC's life.
    Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
    Enhanced Strength PCIe Design, Support for Heavy Graphics Cards For Extreme / VR Gaming Station
    Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor
    GIGABYTE's exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion and twist, plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.
    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 BIOS Easy, 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 system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
    @BIOS
    The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or 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.
    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 chats-keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!
    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 - Support for 7th and 6th generation 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
    Chipset Intel® Z270 Express Chipset
    Memory - 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    - Dual channel memory architecture
    - Support for DDR4 4133(O.C.) / 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 / 2133 MHz memory modules
    - Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    - Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
    - Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
    - 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60 Hz
    - 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
    Audio - Realtek® ALC1220 codec
    - Support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
    - High Definition Audio
    - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    - Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN Killer™ E2500 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    Expansion Slots - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
    - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
    - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    - 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
    (All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
    Storage Interface Chipset:
    - 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
    - 1 x U.2 connector
    - 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    - Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
    Multi-Graphics Technology - Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies
    - Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ and 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
    USB Chipset+ASMedia® ASM2142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller:
    - 1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
    Chipset:
    - 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    - 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    Internal I/O Connectors - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    - 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    - 1 x CPU fan header
    - 1 x water cooling CPU fan header
    - 2 x system fan headers
    - 1 x system fan/water cooling pump header
    - 1 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable header
    - 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
    - 1 x U.2 connector
    - 1 x front panel header
    - 1 x front panel audio header
    - 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    - 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
    - 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
    - 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    - 1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
    - 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    Back Panel Connectors - 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    - 1 x DisplayPort
    - 1 x HDMI port
    - 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
    - 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
    - 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    - 1 x RJ-45 port
    - 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    - 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
    I/O Controller iTE® I/O Controller Chip
    H/W Monitoring - Voltage detection
    - Temperature detection
    - Fan speed detection
    - Overheating warning
    - Fan fail warning
    - Fan speed control
    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
    - Support for 3TB+ Unlock
    - Support for Q-Flash
    - Support for Xpress Install
    Bundle Software - Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
    - Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
    Operating System - Windows® 10 64-bit (for 7th Generation Intel® Processors)
    - Windows® 10 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit / Windows® 7 32-bit / 64-bits (for 6th Generation Intel® Processors)
    Form Factor Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm
    Box Contents - GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 motherboard
    - Four SATA cables
    - Motherboard driver disk
    - I/O Shield
    - User's Manual






    Specifications
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     Specification Value
    Processor Supported: Intel
    Socket Type: 7th Generation 1151
    CPU Type: Core i7 /1155
    North Bridge Chipset: Z270
    South Bridge Chipset: None
    Number of Memory Slots: 4 DIMM Slot
    Memory Type: DDR4
    Intel Optane Support: Yes
    Form Factor: Extended ATX
    Onboard Video Chipset:  
    Video Output: HDMI
    Multi-GPU Solution: SLI
    Memory Channel: Dual
    PCI Express 2 x16 Slots: 0
    PCI Express 3 x16 Slots: 0
    PCI Slots: 0
    PCIe x1 Slots: 1
    PCIe x4 Slots: 1
    PATA Support: None
    SATA 1 5 Gb Support: 0
    SATA 3Gb Support: 0
    SATA 6GB Support: 6
    SATA RAID: 0
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      10
    USB 3.1 Ports: 2
    USB 3 Ports: 0
    USB 2 Ports: 1
    eSATA Ports:  
    Firewire 1394a Ports:  
    Thunderbolt: Yes
    LAN Ports: 10/100/1000
    On Board Power Connectors: 24 Pin ATX
      1x 8 Pin ATX 12V
    CPU Fan Header:  
    3 Pin System Fan: None
    4 Pin PWM System Fans: None



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