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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX Intel Motherboard

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #103 in Intel Motherboards

Posted

Pros: SLI M.2 SataExpress, good sound, decent price

Cons: CPU and System Fan Software not so good, non-standard ATX mounting holes

I chose this board for Gigabyte's reputation. I like the board, I HATE the fan control software. I didn't see this thread before buying or I might have chosen a different board.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1507050/warning-gigabyte-isn-t-offering-any-fan-control-anymore-z87-z97/130#post_24294891

Another drawback is a non-standard mounting hole, and no support in the back left corner by the RAM slots.

I'll updatethe review when I get everything dialed in. Performance with a core i7 4790K is superb and I've only lightly overclocked. The faster memory was recognized via XMP profile and the Gigabyte BIOS software is as good I expected it to be. If it wasn't for the lousy SIV fan control software I'd be really happy with this board.

Deduct half a star for the non-standard mounts, and a deduct a full star for the poor SIV fan control software not remembering fan speeds after a reboot or waking from sleep.
GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX Intel Motherboard
Description:

GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin Memory Standard: DDR3 3200(OC)/3100(OC)/3000(OC)/2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/2666(OC)/2600(OC)/2500(OC)/2400(OC)/2200(OC)/2133(OC)/ PCI Express 3.0 x16: 1 (x16) 1 (x8) Onboard Video Chipset: Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC1150 Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps PCI Express x16: 1 (x4) CPU Type: Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)

Details:
DetailValue
ManufacturerGIGABYTE
UPC818313020505
Conditionnew
Model NumberGA-Z97X-GAMING 5
ClassificationMotherboards - Intel
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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