Originally Posted by Devildog83
There is another big difference in the Gaming 7 vs GT, the GT has 12+2 phase VRM's while the 7 has 10+1. The would allow better power delivery for overclocking. There is a few other minor differences.
$220 vs $300, if overclocking is your thing it might be worth it.
My 7 has a bios selector switch and the trace path is red and changeable through the app center.
The big jump is in the Gaming G1 or GA-Z170X-Gaming G1. 12+ 2 phases, twin Killer lan ports and Killer wireless, 3 upgradeable op amps, g1/4 thread ports for watercooling the VRM's, 2 x 16xPCI-E slots and 2 x 8xPCI-e slots and a few more things like armor over the sata ports even, that bring the price to $500.
Annnnd now I want a Gaming GT. I wonder if the Gaming GT has the same pwm controller as the G1 without phase doubling or something. Doubtful for the price, but would be nice. I wish more reviewers would get into the circuitry on motherboards, especially with manufacturers calling analog PWMs hybrid digital, or just outright lying and calling them plain digital.
Originally Posted by bazookatooths
On the 7 and gt the 7 also has a bios switch and audio switch so am wondering what's the difference maybe power phase?
Yep, as Devildog83 posted earlier, the GT has 12+2 power phase design while the 7 has 10+1. Th GT also has a second gain switch for the front audio and a second Op-AMP presumably also for the front audio. I'm not sure how useful the BIOS switch is on the 7, looking at the manual, it just switches between one or dual BIOS. The GT also has this, but adds an actual BIOS selector switch.
The GT is starting to get tempting..