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Gigabyte Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Z97 DDR3 PCI-E16 PCI-E8 XFIRE/SLI SATA3 USB3 HDMI Motherboard

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Part #: GA-Z97X-SLI

SKU: 96899
Shipping Weight: 2.6 lbs
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Customer Reviews of Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI

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Charles_R
07/02/15
Experience: 15 Days

Pros

+Black & red really nice
+Audio layer seperation
+Cheap when on sale
Cons
-only 3 Sys_fan port on board
-BIOS Boot Loops
-Board was RMA'ed
Summary
The specs on the board are great for entry-level builds. It's on the lower end of SLI capabilities but all in all supposed to be fine.
Now my personal experience with the board was horrid: boot looping, not detecting SATA drives intermittently, undervoltage shut down of system (even if that's a feature of intel chips).
The tedious boot looping was the worst. Hard to work with, any changes to BIOS will cause a boot loop, and you need to restart again to see if the changes fixed the actual original boot looping issue.
This is a Gigabyte board, so you need to follow the ritual of installation of Gigabyte boards to prevent known issues (such as boot loops) but otherwise, once you get it up and running, supposed to be fine.
If you got the money, please purchase a higher tier board, as this is hit and miss (from my experience and from reviews, see for yourself)

Due to not being able to adequately rate it, will give it middle of the line 3 stars.

grotesko
02/01/15
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

Great Layout, Pretty good quality, works fine, Inexpensive
Cons
M.2, SATA Express, and SATA3 4/5 connectors can only be used one at a time. The SATA3 4/5 connectors will become unavailable when an M.2 SSD is installed
Summary
I installed M.2 SSD right away after I bought it. Thought I could save extra SATA connector, and in that case I lost two. Spent couple hours checking my hard drives and sata cables, and the end got this.

Tracy_B2
01/18/15
Experience: 3 Days

Pros

Inexpensive
Overclockable
SLI compatible
Cons
Smaller than standard ATX
Terrible audio interference on rear audio output
Summary
I bought this motherboard after upgrading from an ITX build.

After building I had no issues installing windows, installing drivers and updating the BIOS.

however, whenever my GPU (GTX 980 reference) is under load I get huge amounts of audio interference in my headphones which are plugged into the green audio jack on the back of the motherboard. The interference gets louder and quieter when the GPU load changes.

There is no coil whine from the GPU and I have never had any issues with my GA-Z87N-SLI while using my GTX 980, so it is definitely an issue with the motherboard.

I'm very disappointed about the amount of audio interference especially on a motherboard which is advertised as having low audio interference.

Eta Carinae
01/07/15
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

Z97
Great sound card for a motherboard (Realtek ALC1150)
Great layout supporting both SLI and SATA Express
Cons
Choppy frame rate in UEFI BIOS
Summary
First Gigabyte motherboard so we'll see how it holds up although I've never had a problem with other products from Gigabyte in the past. I prefer the UEFI BIOS on my older MSI motherboard but it's not the end of the world.

AlexR1
11/17/14
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

-Nice UEFI
-VERY nice onboard audio
-Decent looking
-Supports SLI
-Z97
-Not ASUS
-Sata Express
Cons
-Brown PCB! EW!
-Red heatsinks MIXED with brown PCB! Double EW!
-Not full ATX
Summary
This board is very good for the money and I am very satisfied with it considering the build was in a windowless case. The Root beer PCB and red accents really are a no-go in my opinion and the fact that it isn't really ATX (it's narrower and dosent have holes for the most leftwards screws) would make me hesitate to order this to be shown off in a windowed case. The UEFI on this is good and I really like the fact that there is a legacy UEFI, "Advanced" UEFI and basic UEFI. I found myself using the "advanced" one and was happy that all features were consistent between classic and advanced. This board also has some weird legacy ports on it (probably because of the asmedia controller onboard). This board has good fan controls (thie system I built w it is genuinely inaudible at idle and makes a whisper at full load) and the software that comes with it isn't as bloated as the one I got with my ASUS. I used an i5-4590 with this so never got to try out overclocking.

tl;dr Nice board while not the best looking (better than gold i guess). I'd step up to the Gaming 3 or 5 if my build had a windowed side panel. Nice that it supports SLI.

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Features:

GIGABYTE 9 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards support the latest 4th & 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, bringing together a unique blend of features and technologies that offer the absolute ultimate platform for your next PC build.
Quick Specs:
Maximum Memory 32 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 2.82 lb
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Core i7 Core i5 Core i3 Pentium Celeron
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/600
Processor Socket Socket H3 LGA-1150
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Height 3"
Width 12"
Depth 8.4"
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Number of Memory Slots 4
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces 6
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 3
Onboard Video CPU Dependent Video
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 2
HDMI Yes
DVI Yes
VGA Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 8
Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports 2
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 5
Memory Form Factor DIMM
Memory Speed Supported 3 GHz (O.C.) 2.93 GHz (O.C.) 2.80 GHz (O.C.) 2.67 GHz (O.C.) 2.60 GHz (O.C.) 2.50 GHz (O.C.) 2.40 GHz (O.C.) 2.20 GHz (O.C.) 2.13 GHz (O.C.) 2 GHz (O.C.) 1.87 GHz (O.C.) 1.80 GHz (O.C.) 1.60 GHz 1.33 GHz
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Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Realtek
     Sound Controller Model: ALC1150
General Information  
     Brand Name: Gigabyte
     Manufacturer: GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: GA-Z97X-SLI
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.gigabyte.com
     Product Line: Ultra Durable
     Product Model: GA-Z97X-SLI
     Product Name: Ultra Durable 9 Series GA-Z97X-SLI (rev. 1.0) Desktop Motherboard
     Product Series: 9
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
     RAID Levels: 0
1
5
1+0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 3
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
     PCI Express Standard: PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express 2.0
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 5
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     DVI: Yes
     HDMI: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of DVI Outputs: 1
     Number of HDMI Outputs: 1
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 1
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 2
     Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 4
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     Total Number of USB Ports: 6
     VGA: Yes
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 32 GB
     Memory Form Factor: DIMM
     Memory Speed Supported: 3 GHz (O.C.)
2.93 GHz (O.C.)
2.80 GHz (O.C.)
2.67 GHz (O.C.)
2.60 GHz (O.C.)
2.50 GHz (O.C.)
2.40 GHz (O.C.)
2.20 GHz (O.C.)
2.13 GHz (O.C.)
2 GHz (O.C.)
1.87 GHz (O.C.)
1.80 GHz (O.C.)
1.60 GHz
1.33 GHz
     Memory Standard: DDR3-3000/PC3-24000 (O.C.)
DDR3-2933/PC3-23400 (O.C.)
DDR3-2800/PC3-22400 (O.C.)
DDR3-2666/PC3-21330 (O.C.)
DDR3-2600/PC3-20800 (O.C.)
DDR3-2500/PC3-20000 (O.C.)
DDR3-2400/PC3-19200 (O.C.)
DDR3-2200/PC3-17600 (O.C.)
DDR3-2133/PC3-17000 (O.C.)
DDR3-2000/PC3-16000 (O.C.)
DDR3-1866/PC3-15000 (O.C.)
DDR3-1800/PC3-14400 (O.C.)
DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 6
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard Parallel Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Onboard Serial Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 8
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 8.43" (214 mm)
     Form Factor: ATX
     Height: 3" (76.20 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 1.28 kg
     Width: 12.01" (305 mm)
Power Description  
     Power Supply Supported: ATX12V
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Processor Socket: Socket H3 LGA-1150
     Processor Supported: Core i7
Core i5
Core i3
Pentium
Celeron
     Total Processor Supported: 1
Video  
     Graphics Controller Manufacturer: Intel
     Graphics Controller Memory: 1 GB
     Graphics Memory Accessibility: Shared
     Graphics Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Onboard Video: CPU Dependent Video
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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