Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 motherboard with Intel Core i5-7600K processor review

3 Jan 2017

Today, Intel introduces it’s Kaby Lake Platform with a new supporting chipset the Z270. This new architecture supercedes the Z170 and has improvements over the Skylake 100 series. In fact, the most noticeable difference is the PCI express lanes which is increased from 20 to 24 PCIe 3.0 lanes. The rest remains the same as it supports 6 x SATA 3.0 ports, up to 10 USB 3.0 ports and up to 3 x4 ports for Intel RST for PCIe Storage ports.

In addition to all these, the Kaby Lake now supports HDR rec.2020 display in visual enhancement. It also supports hardware codec of HEVC 10 bit decode and VP9 10 bit decode. With that, you can playback 4k@60Hz Youtube video and Chrome browser VP9 HW acceleration.

Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 motherboard colour package box

In conjunction with the launch of the new chipset, Gigabyte also launches it’s new 200 series gaming motherboard.

The Z270X-Gaming 7 motherboard features top notch specifications that makes it an excellent choice for gamers. It’s high end specification far surpasses my imagination.  It encompassed a all round high end feature set not only in performance, audio but also in visual with RGB Fusion.

There are 3 way SLI / CrossFireX support, 3 NVMe PCIe SSD support in RAID 0 for superb performance + NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U2 connectors on board.

The gaming department is equipped with a Creative SoundCore 3D with SBX Pro Studio audio suite and a no lag Killer E2500 Gaming LAN + Intel LAN.

Other features include a USB DAC Up 2 with adjustable Voltage USB. Smart Fan 5. Thunderbolt 3, Dual BIOS, App Centre and RGB Fusion.

By Harry