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**B Grade** Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
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Z270 Motherboard (ATX) for Gamers, with 3× PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16/x8/x4), 2× USB 3.1 (1x Type A & 1x Type C), 2× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) & 1× U.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), 7× USB 3.0 + 6x SATA 6G, 1× RGB-LED Header & Gigabyte's FUSION RGB-LEDs
The GIGABYTE AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 is an ATX motherboard utilising Intel's Z270 chipset for Intel processors from the 6th ("Skylake") and 7th ("Kaby Lake") generations on socket LGA 1151. The chipsets from the 200 series, known as "Union Point", come with up to 24 PCIe Express 3.0 lanes and bring more overall HSIO lanes (High Speed I/O) as well, thereby enabling more internal connections (such as SATA or PCIe slots) to be used simultaneously. As a Z270 motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-Z270-Gaming K5 enables overclocking of K-series CPUs, which offer completely unlocked multipliers.
The Features of the GIGABYTE GA-Z270-Gaming K5 - An Overview:
- 3× PCIe (3.0) x16 (16/8/4) & 3× PCIe (3.0) x1
- 2× USB 3.1 (Type A & Type C) / 7× USB 3.0
- 2× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) / 1× U.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) / 6× SATA 6G
- Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-RAM at 2.400 MHz
- FUSION RGB-LED Lighting
- Expandable via RGB-LED Header (4-Pin)
- CPU Overclocking via Multiplier & Baseclock
The GIGABYTE AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 in Detail
The GIGABYTE AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 is a very well-equipped ATX-Mainboard with Intels Z270 chipset for Intel's processors of the 6000- and 7000 series. This black-themed board comes with three PCIe-x16 slots, of which one is connected with a full 16 lanes to the chipset, while the others are connected electrically with four lanes respectively i.e eight total. For I/O options and expansion cards the board comes with three further PCIe x1 slots and supports NVIDIA's SLI as well as AMD's CrossFireX technology.
The motherboard provides DDR4 RAM compatibility over 4 DIMM slots in ultra-fast dual-channel mode. The memory banks take up to 64 GB RAM and, depending on the processor installed, supports memory clocks of either 2.133 MHz (with Skylake CPUs) or 2.400 MHz (with Kaby Lake CPUs). One of the unique features of the GIGABYTE GA-Z270-Gaming K5 is the Fusion RGB-LED lighting and a header for RGB-LED strips.
In order to connect the very fastest data storage devices, the board comes with two M.2-Slots for extreme NVMe M.2 SSDs as well as a U.2 slot and six SATA 6G ports for 3,5" or 2,5" hard drives and SSDs (including RAID support). The M.2 ports are connected via four PCIe lanes on the 3.0 standard to the chipset and, in combination with the NVMe protocol, enable a data transfer rate of almost 4 GB/s. This allows M.2 PCIe SSDs to function up to eight times faster than SATA 6G SSDs!
The motherboard's I/O panel offers a new kind of USB port, USB Type C, which is particularly thin and is finally able to be plugged in both ways. Besides the Type C port, the motherboard also provides a backwards compatible USB 3.1 Type A port. USB 3.1 ports, with their maximum throughput at 10 GBit/s, twice as fast as previous USB 3.0 ports! As far as input devices and other gaming peripherals are concerned, the I/O panel also offers three USB 3.0- and two USB 2.0 ports.
If no graphics card is present, the integrated GPU on the Skylake or Kaby Lake CPU allows for monitors to be connected directly to the rear of the motherboard - HDMI and DisplayPort are available. Internally the motherboard offers - among other functions - two USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 headers, a TMP header, four 4-pin headers for PWM fans as well as XMP support and an array of overclocking features.
|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|
|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 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
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 Outputs||Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
Integrated Graphics Processor+MegaChips MCDP2800 chip:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@60 Hz
* Support for HDMI 2.0 version. (Requires the latest Intel® graphics driver from the GIGABYTE website.)
Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
|Multi-GPU Support||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
|PCI 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 x8 (PCIEX8)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
* The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with all of the PCI Express x1 slots. When the PCIEX1_1, PCIEX1_2 or PCIEX1_3 slot is populated, the PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x1 mode.
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_32G)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)
1 x U.2 connectors
3 x SATA Express connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5)
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* Refer to "1-12 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the U.2, M.2, and SATA connectors.
|USB||Chipset+ASMedia® 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
7 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (3 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220 codec
TI Burr Brown® NE5532P operational amplifier
Support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF Out
|LAN||1 x Killer™ E2500 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm|
|Warranty||4 Year Manufacturer Warranty (Registration Required)|