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GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 LGA1151 Micro ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 LGA1151 Micro ATX Motherboard

- Replaced by the ASUS ROG STRIX Z270G-GAMING LGA1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

This motherboard offers a wealth of connections and features including USB 3.1 and a choice of monitor connection standards, plus exceptional audio fidelity.

GIGABYTE 100 series motherboards support the latest 6th Generation Intel Core processors, a 14nm desktop CPU which features improved performance, power efficiency and support for DDR4 memory, bringing cutting edge features and ultimate performance to your next PC build.


  1. Socket 1151 Micro ATX motherboard with Intel Z170 chipset
  2. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets (max. 64 GB)
  3. DVI, HDMI and VGA (max any 3 ports simultaneously)
  4. 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x8, 1 x PCIe x4, 1 x PCIe x1 slots
  5. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s, RAID: 0, 1, 5 and 10
  6. 3 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB Type C, 1 x USB 3.1 ports, digital audio and LAN

Extreme Intel USB 3.1 Controller

The Intel USB 3.1 controller utilises two PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering 16 Gb/s of total bandwidth, for uncompromised transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s per USB 3.1. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C and the traditional USB Standard-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

Reversible USB Type-C with USB 3.1

The USB Type-C is a new reversible connector that is loaded with useful features such as USB 3.1 support for 10Gb/s transfer speed. Powered by the Intel USB 3.1 controller, this little port provides the best USB Type-C experience possible.

PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2

With PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, GIGABYTE brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. The M.2 provides an ideal storage solution as it deliver up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed.

Realtek ALC1150 115dB 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 115dB 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 two channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Two stereo ADCs are integrated and can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Beam Forming (BF), and Noise Suppression (NS) technologies. The ALC1150 incorporates Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve Front differential output 115dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback (DAC) quality and 104dB SNR recording (ADC) quality.

Additional Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3

GIGABYTE Gaming motherboards also include Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite. Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite is a powerful audio platform offering premium audio quality, effects and features for gamers. It features SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies, which is designed to give you the fullest audio experience.

High End Audio Capacitors

GIGABYTE Gaming motherboards use high end, Japanese branded Nichicon audio capacitors. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.

Clean, low-noise power for your Digital-to-Analog Audio converter

GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP provides clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from the other USB ports, which is why GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP takes advantage of an isolated power source that minimises potential fluctuations and ensures the best audio experience possible.

Killer E2200 Gaming Network

GIGABYTE Gaming 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.

Industry Leading Ultra Durable PCIe Metal Shielding

The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

SpecificationsGA-Z170MX-Gaming 5
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5
GraphicsIntel HD
Graphics portsDVI, HDMI and VGA (up to 3 ports simultaneously)
Max resolution DVI & VGA1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4a)
Maximum shared graphics memory512 GB
Supported RAMUp to DDR4 3466 MHz memory modules
SATA 6Gb/s ports6
M.2 PCIe ports1
SATA Express ports1
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
LAN portKiller E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
USB 3.1 ports2 (2 rear panel, 1 Type C)
USB 3.0 ports7 (4 internal / 3 rear panel)
USB 2.0 ports6 (4 internal / 2 rear panel)
AudioRealtek ALC1150 codec HD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel + 1 x optical S/PDIF In/Out
RS232 serial port headerYes
TPM supportYes
Other rear panel portsPS/2 keyboard & mouse ports
x16 PCI Express slots3, running at x16, x8 and x4 respectively
x1 PCI Express slots1
Memory slots4 (max 64 GB)
DimensionsMicro ATX Form Factor 24.4cm x 24.4cm
Included accessories4 x SATA data cables, I/O chassis backplate, SLI connector, user manual, drivers DVD
Warranty48 months
EAN barcode4719331835309

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