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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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Description

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.

  • 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.
  • OC touch

    Gigabyte OC Touch includes a range of hardware overclocking buttons directly on the motherboard, making overclocking on the fly extremely fast and easy.
  • 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 10 Gbps, considerably higher than SATA Revision 3 (6 Gbps), 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.
  • Realtek ALC 1150 115 dB SNR HD audio

    The ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel high definition audio codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115 dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC. The ALC1150 provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1-channel sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs.
  • Build-in rear audio amplifier

    Specially designed for gamers, Gigabyte 9 series Ultra Durable motherboards utilize a high-capacity amplifier which is able to drive 600 O loads, giving gamers a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion when using high quality professional headphones.
  • Intel Gigabit LAN

    Intel Gigabit LAN networking, a popular choice with gamers, delivers several performance-enhancing features such as advanced interrupt handling to help reduce CPU overhead and Jumbo Frame support for extra large data packets.
  • All IR digital CPU power design

    Gigabyte 9 series overclocking motherboards use an all digital CPU power design from International Rectifier which includes 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 Intel Core processors.
  • Gigabyte OPT fan support

    Many of today's 3rd party water cooling systems require CPU fan power support for both the cooling fan and the water pump. Gigabyte 9 series motherboards feature OPT fan support, an additional CPU fan pin header that can be used to connect a water pump and configured for continuous full speed operation. The OPT Fan is also useful for high performance coolers employing two fans.
  • 10K Durable Black soild caps

    Gigabyte 9 series motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for a guaranteed minimum of 10K hours. Not only do they provide ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU loading, they also come in customized jet black from Nippon Chemi-Con and Nichicon.
  • 5x (15 µ) gold plated CPU socket design

    Gigabyte 9 series motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.
  • 2x copper PCB design (2 oz copper PCB)

    Gigabyte's exclusive 2x copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.

Specifications

Summary

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


Detailed Specification

General

Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel Z97 Express
Processor Socket
LGA1150 Socket
Max Processors Qty
1
Compatible Processors
Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7

Supported RAM

Max Size
32 GB
Technology
DDR3
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 2800 MHz (O.C.), 2933 MHz (O.C.), 2666 MHz (O.C.), 2600 MHz (O.C.), 2500 MHz (O.C.), 2400 MHz (O.C.), 2200 MHz (O.C.), 2133 MHz (O.C.), 2000 MHz (O.C.), 1866 MHz (O.C.), 1800 MHz (O.C.), 3000 MHz (O.C.), 3100 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz (O.C.), 3300 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Non-ECC
Features
Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)

Graphics

Max Allocated RAM Size
1 GB

Audio

Type
HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC1150
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
4 x DIMM 240-pin , 1 x CPU , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode (x8 mode if PCI Express 3.0 x8 or PCI Express 3.0 x4 slot is occupied)) , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode (x4 mode if PCI Express 3.0 x4 slot is occupied)) , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 (auto turn-off if PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot is occupied) , 2 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin SATA, 1 x SATA Express port - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
RAID Features
Intel Smart Response Technology
Interfaces
1 x VGA , 1 x HDMI , 1 x DVI-D , 1 x DisplayPort , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 4 x USB 2.0 , 4 x USB 3.0 , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
2 x USB 2.0 - header , 2 x USB 3.0 - header , 2 x USB 2.0 - Type A , 1 x audio - header , 1 x SPDIF out - header , 1 x serial - header
Power Connectors
4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

Features

BIOS Type
AMI
BIOS Features
WfM 2.0 support, UEFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support, DMI 2.7 support, ACPI 5.0 support
Hardware Monitoring
CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection, CPU core voltage
Hardware Features
DualBIOS, Q-Flash, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, NVIDIA 2-way SLI Technology Support, On/Off Charge, GIGABYTE OC-PEG, Intel Smart Response Technology, Ultra Durable, AMD CrossFireX technology support, AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology support, Onboard Button, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology, AMD 4-way CrossFireX technology support, All IR digital power design, CFOS Speed Internet Accelerator Software support, GIGABYTE OPT Fan Support, 2x Copper PCB, Black Solid Capacitors, GIGABYTE OC Ignition, GIGABYTE OC PCIe Switch, GIGABYTE OC Connect, onboard voltage measurement module, Clear CMOS Button, GIGABYTE Smart Switch, GIGABYTE OC DIMM, GIGABYTE OC Touch

Miscellaneous

Software Included
Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, EasyTune, Cloud Station, GIGABYTE EZ Setup, Xpress Install, GIGABYTE USB Blocker, GIGABYTE App Center, Smart TimeLock, GIGABYTE Fast Boot
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 5.0
Width
30.5 cm
Depth
24.4 cm
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