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GIGABYTE Z170X-Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review (Page 1)

GIGABYTE Z170X-Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE's Z170X-Ultra Gaming is a refreshed Intel Z170 motherboard with plenty of solid features at a price that is pretty hard to beat.

Steven Bassiri | Aug 11, 2016 at 11:46 am CDT - 1 min, 9 secs time to read this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE



It's been a while since I reviewed an Intel Z170-based motherboard, but over the past few months, we have seen vendors launching newer models. GIGABYTE launched two new high-end motherboards at Computex, the Z170X-Ultra Gaming, and the Z170X-Designare. Both motherboards are targeted towards the two largest subsets of Z170 buyers; gamers and power users. The Z170X-Ultra Gaming differs from most of GIGABYTE's previous Z170 gaming products. It has a neutral color look, it has metal shielding instead of plastic, it features U.2, and it carries some of GIGABYTE's newer features such as 100W USB Type-C support.

The Z170X-Ultra Gaming is basically a refreshed Z170 motherboard with the latest features. Its color theme is worth noting because many users had asked for more color-neutral motherboards. If users decide to disable the red LEDs, then the motherboard will be all black with some hints of silver. If they decide to leave the LEDs on, then a very red color theme with diffused LEDs will appear, and it doesn't look half bad.

Let's take a closer look at the Z170X-Ultra Gaming.


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The GIGABYTE Z170X-Ultra Gaming has a lot of high-end features, including Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, U.2, M.2 (32Gb/s), USB 3.0, and SATA 6Gb/s.


The Z170X-Ultra Gaming is available from many large retailers for roughly $170.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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