Gigabyte presents Z170X-Gaming 6 motherboard
Gigabyte has presented one more motherboard aimed at gamers. This time the board carries the Z170X-Gaming 6 product name and provides everything a powerful gaming system might need.
The new Z170X-Gaming 6 motherboard is based on Intel’s Z170 chipset, as the name of the product shows, and has full support for all current and future 6th generation Intel Core processors on the Skylake architecture. The board comes with a LGA 1151 socket that is accompanied by four DDR4-3466 memory slots for up to 64 GB of DDR4 SDRAM. Offering the popular ATX form factor the Z170X-Gaming 6 comes with a 24-pin motherboard power connector, an 8-pin EPS connector and an 11-phase CPU power delivery subsystem that can provide enough power under all kinds of overclocking scenarios. In addition to this the board has three PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, two of which work in x16/0 or x8/x8 configurations, while the third one works in x4 mode. There are four PCI-E 3.0 x slots as well.
The Z170X-Gaming 6 motherboard also has six SATA 3.0 ports, two M.2 (32 Gbit/sec) ports and three SATA-Express (16 Gbit/sec) ports as well as one USB 3.1 Type-C port, three USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 connectors in the back. In addition users will find HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 connectors. The board also provides two Gigabit Ethernet controllers, one of which is Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 and the other is made by Intel. Finally there’s a Realtek ALC1150 audio chip.
The new Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 6 board will be on the market any time soon. No word on pricing as of now.