GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 3: An Entry Level Motherboard With High-End Features
The GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 is an entry-level motherboard under the GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming Series that comes with a number of top-line features which are generally associated only with higher-end products. Being a model accessible to those on a budget, the GA-Z170X- Gaming 3 gives an opportunity for even casual gamers to get an experience that has been traditionally restricted to hard core / professional gamers.
The Z170X-Gaming 3 has many features in common with other boards in the GIGABYTE Z170 Gaming line up. To start with, theZ170X-Gaming 3 sports a Killer™ E2200 network adapter, a highly adaptable gigabit Ethernet controller that ensures extreme online gaming and media performance when compared to standard solutions.
For those requiring the highest frame rates with zero compromise in resolution and graphics quality, the Z170X-Gaming 3 is compatible with high-end graphics cards and supports 2-Way SLI™ and 3-Way CrossFire™ multi-graphics configurations.
More and more movies and TV shows are available in the market in 4K resolution, which is four times today’s standard HD pixel density. Thanks to the motherboard’s 4K Ultra HD support – powered by the integrated Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI, the Z170X-Gaming 3 users can enjoy better than ever content on high end TVs and monitors.
Enjoy Life-like Audio
Gamers demand the best in audio quality and the Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio codec and High End Audio Capacitors found on the Z170X-Gaming 3 can deliver what they need. The ALC1150 is a high- performance multi-channel codec that delivers an outstanding audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR. GIGABYTE Gaming motherboards use high end, Japanese branded Nichicon audio capacitors that deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion, letting the gamers experience the most realistic sound effects.
GIGABTYE didn’t compromise either on the bundled audio software of the Z170X-Gaming 3. The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 suite is a powerful audio platform offering the finest audio quality controls. This suite also includes the SBX Pro Studio™ which is designed to give you a fully customizable audio experience over your sound system.
Additionally, gamers can choose the audio quality based on their individual listening preferences, thanks to the GIGABYTE exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP and wide availability of additional OP-AMPs on the market, the users now have a low cost way to dramatically improve the audio quality.
Apps for Performance Boost For gamers who demand that extra performance boost, the GIGABYTE APP Centre gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE Apps and opens the door for exhilarating opportunities. Among a range of features, the centre includes Fast Boot which lets you access the OS more quickly, and GIGABYTE’s EasyTune™ which lets the user fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment.
Including the Latest Technology There are several other features on the GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 3 that are also found on higher-end models. Equipped with USB Type-C™ port, a new reversible connector that is loaded with useful features such as USB 3.1, the Z170X-Gaming 3 can support transfer speed of up to 10Gb/s, speeding the process of backup and large file transfer to external devices. Powered by the Intel® USB 3.1 controller, this small port provides the best USB Type-C™ experience possible. Additionally, the Z170X-Gaming 3 features Ultra Durable™ 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.
Feature Snapshot – GA-Z170X-Gaming 3
Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
Intel® USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ – The World’s Next Universal Connector
3-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe& SATA SSD support)
3 SATA Express Connectors for up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer
115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier
Killer™ E2200 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
Price: Rs. 16,500 (approximately)
Warranty: 3 years