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Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard

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Intel Z97, LGA1150, 4 x DDR3 DIMM, PCI Express x16, 3 x PCI Express x1, PCI, PS/2 x 2, D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI, 4 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, RJ-45, 5 x audio jacks, ATX

Manufacturer : Gigabyte


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GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio™ Technology
GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards are 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.

Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio
The ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.
The ALC1150 provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1-channel sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Two stereo ADCs are integrated and can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Beam Forming (BF), and Noise Suppression (NS) technologies. The ALC1150 incorporates Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve Front differential output 115dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback (DAC) quality and 104dB SNR recording (ADC) quality.

Additional Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards also include Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite. Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite is a powerful audio platform offering premium audio quality, effects and features for gamers. It features SBX Pro Studio™ suite of technologies, which is designed to give you the fullest audio experience.

Dedicated Audio Hardware Zone
Separation on the PCB layer protects the board's sensitive analog audio components.
Separate analog and digital ground to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).
LED trace path lighting illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.

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

Extreme Multi-GPU Support
Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either 3-Way CrossFire™ or 2-Way SLI™ action, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

SATA Express Connector
GIGABYTE motherboards feature an onboard SATA Express connector which provides performance far superior to that of current SATA technologies. SATA Express features data transfer rates of up to 10Gb/s, considerably higher than SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s), which won’t bottleneck faster NAND flash technologies in cutting edge SSDs. SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI-Express and SATA to provide much higher bandwidth, allowing SATA Express based drives to perform at similar speeds as PCI-Express based drives.

M.2 Onboard Connector
GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards come equipped with an onboard M.2 slot, providing users PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds, M.2 offers users considerably faster storage performance than current mSATA and even SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s) storage devices.

GIGABYTE App Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to 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 launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system.

GIGABYTE EasyTune ™ App
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.

GIGABYTE Cloud Station™ APP
GIGABYTE Cloud Station™ is composed of several GIGABYTE's unique apps that allow your smart phones/tablet device to communicate, share resources, and control desktop PCs via wireless connection.

All New Heat Sink Design
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.

Many of today’s 3rd party water cooling systems require CPU fan power support for both the cooling fan and the water pump. GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards feature OPT fan support, an additional CPU fan pin header that can be used to connect a water pump and configured for continuous full speed operation. The OPT Fan is also useful for high performance coolers employing two fans.

All Solid Caps and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan.

5x (15μ) Gold Plated CPU Socket Design
GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards come equipped with a 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 and bad contacts.

Additional Information

EAN 4719331816544
Number of memory slots4
Memory slots typeDIMM
Supported memory typesDDR3-SDRAM
Memory channelsDual
Supported memory clock speeds1333,1600 MHz
Maximum internal memory32 GB
Compatible processor seriesCeleron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Processor socketSocket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor familyIntel
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors1
Supported hard disk drive interfacesSATA
TPM connectorYes
Serial port headers1
S/PDIF out connectorYes
Number of SATA connectors7
Front panel audio connectorYes
EPS power connector (8-pin)Yes
CPU fan connectorYes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)Yes
Back panel I/O ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity4
USB 2.0 ports quantity4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity1
S/PDIF out portYes
PS/2 ports quantity2
Microphone inYes
Headphone outputs5
HDMI version1.4a
HDMI ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
DVI-D ports quantity1
Technical details
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Motherboard chipsetIntel Z97
Supported hard disk drive interfacesSATA
Serial port headers1
Parallel processing technology support2-Way CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 3-Way CrossFireX
HDMI version1.4a
Motherboard form factorATX
Component forPC
Audio systemRealtek ALC1150
Audio output channels7.1
Ethernet LANYes
Windows operating systems supportedYes
Motherboard chipset familyIntel
Motherboard chipsetIntel Z97
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 10
Audio systemRealtek ALC1150
Audio output channels7.1
Motherboard form factorATX
Component forPC
Maximum graphics adapter memory1000 MB
Parallel processing technology support2-Way CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 3-Way CrossFireX
Maximum resolution4096 x 2160 pixels
Expansion slots
PCI slots1
PCI Express x16 slots1
PCI Express x1 slots3
Clear CMOS jumperYes
BIOS memory size64 MB
ACPI version5.0
Maximum graphics adapter memory1000 MB
Maximum resolution4096 x 2160 pixels
Storage controllers
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 10
Windows operating systems supportedYes
Bundled softwareNorton Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Weight & dimensions
Width305 mm
Depth225 mm
Packaging content
Bundled softwareNorton Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Manufacturer Gigabyte
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