Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Intel Z97 LGA1150 Socket USB 3.0 ATX

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Intel Z97 LGA1150 Socket USB 3.0 ATX
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Key features
  • OC ignition
  • OC touch
  • Premium graphics support
  • OC PEG
  • OC connect
  • SATA express connector
  • Realtek ALC 1150 115 dB SNR HD audio
  • Build-in rear audio amplifier
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • All IR digital CPU power design
  • Gigabyte OPT fan support
  • 10K Durable Black soild caps
  • 5x (15 µ) gold plated CPU socket design
  • 2x copper PCB design (2 oz copper PCB)
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Product Description

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GA-Z97X-SOC Force Intel® Z97 Chipset

  • Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • Premium 4-way CrossFire™ support with OC Brace
  • Precise digital CPU power design
  • SATA Express support for 10 Gb/s data transfer
  • Exclusive GIGABYTE OC Features
  • Killer™ E2200 gaming networking
  • 2x copper PCB design
  • Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in rear audio amplifier
  • New Heatsink design with 8 onboard fan connectors
  • Long lifespan Durable Black Solid caps
  • APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™

Following the success of the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard, the #1 most overclocked motherboard on HWBOT.org in 2013, GIGABYTE has unleashed 2 new Z97 based overclocking motherboards, the Z97X-SOC FORCE and Z97X-SOC. With a host of unique OC features and bleeding-edge hardware design, GIGABYTE 9 series overclocking motherboards will allow even novice users to Overclock Like a Pro.

OC Ignition
OC Ignition maintains power to the motherboard and connected components while the system is shut down. This means that system fans will continue to provide airflow in cold bug situations, while i-ram drive users will not lose installed data. OC Ignition also allows users to pre-test water cooling setups, and allows case mod demonstrations without having to turn on the PC.
- Fans continue to provide airflow in cold bug situations
- Perfect for pre-testing water-cooled system setups
- Case mod demonstrations without having to turn on the PC
- Retains i-ram data

OC DIMM and OC PCIe Switch
OC DIMM Switch:
Manually turn on or off each channel of installed memory DIMMs, allowing users to effortlessly disable memory DIMMs from the system without the hassle of physically removing.

OC PCIe Switch:
Overclockers can manually turn on or off each installed PCIe lane of the motherboard, allowing users to disable individual graphics cards without physically removing. This is especially useful when overclocking on LN2 and water cooled systems.

Premium Graphics Support
GIGABYTE 9 series overclocking motherboards feature optimized support for AMD CrossFire™ in 4 way configuration plus support for Nvidia SLI technology in 2-way setups. This extreme design allows a more optimized multiple-card overclocking experience where the first 3 slots have the data bandwidth available from trace paths direct from the CPU and the fourth slot taking PCIe lanes from the Intel® Z97 PCH.

OC PEG
OC PEG adds auxiliary power to the PCIe slots of your motherboard, improving system stability in extreme configurations. This is especially useful in power-hungry 4-way graphics configurations.

OC Connect
OC Connect positions two USB connectors on the near side of the motherboard facing the overclocker. This makes it easier to save data, flash the BIOS or install software in open bench testing platforms whether for extreme overclocking or simply pretesting the PC before final component installation inside a case scenarios where accessing the rear panel I/O can be an inconvenience.

SATA Express Connector
GIGABYTE motherboards feature an onboard SATA Express connector which provides performance far superior to that of current SATA technologies. SATA Express features data transfer rates of up to 10Gb/s, considerably higher than SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s), which won't bottleneck faster NAND flash technologies in cutting edge SSDs. SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI-Express and SATA to provide much higher bandwidth, allowing SATA Express based drives to perform at similar speeds as PCI-Express based drives.

Killer Networking
NO LAG, JUST FRAG!
Select GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards feature the Killer™ E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions. The Killer™ E2200 features Advanced Stream Detect technology, which identifies and prioritizes all network traffic to ensure important applications that require high-speed connectivity are prioritized over less important traffic.

All IR® Digital CPU Power Design
GIGABYTE 9 series overclocking motherboards use an all digital CPU power design from International Rectifier® which include both digital PWM Controller and industry-leading PowIRstage™ controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from their next generation Intel® Core™ processors.

Specifications

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Product Description Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1150 Socket - Z97
Product Type Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type Intel Z97 Express
Processor Socket 1 x LGA1150 Socket
Compatible Processors Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
Max RAM Size 32 GB
RAM Supported 4 DIMM slots - DDR3, non-ECC
Storage Ports 6 x SATA-600 (RAID), 1 x SATA Express port
USB / FireWire Ports USB 3.0 4 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 + (2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 via headers)
Max Allocated RAM Size 1 GB
Audio HD Audio (8-channel)
LAN Gigabit Ethernet

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