in: Motherboard | September 30, 2015 | by: Gatot Tri Yuwono

Review Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1

Platform PC desktop kelas mainstream generasi terbaru dari Intel akhirnya dirilis resmi ke pasaran. Platform tersebut kali ini mengombinasikan prosesor Core i 6th Generation berbasiskan arsitektur CPU Skylake dan motherboard dengan chipset Intel 100 Series. Menariknya, peluncuran platform tersebut dibagi dalam dua gelombang dan diawali dengan peluncuran prosesor Core i 6th Generation K Series beserta motherboard chipset Z170 dimana hal tersebut tampaknya menunjukkan keseriusan Intel dalam mendukung kalangan pengguna kelas enthusiast seperti gamer dan juga overclocker yang selalu menginginkan performa terbaik dari PC mereka. Gelombang pertama pada bulan Agustus pun berlanjut pada bulan September dengan hadirnya varian prosesor lainnya baik untuk platform desktop maupun mobile (notebook/laptop).

Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 Top-Right View

Walaupun Intel baru memperkenalkan platform tersebut untuk pertama kalinya pada bulan Agustus, komponen motherboard dengan chipset 100 Series sebenarnya sudah mulai unjuk diri pada ajang Computex 2015 diawal Juni 2015 lalu. Pada saat itu varian motherboard chipset Intel 100 Series memang belum sebanyak saat ini tetapi sudah cukup untuk membuat sejumlah kalangan pengguna untuk bersiap menyambut platform generasi terbaru tersebut. Di artikel kali ini kami akan kembali mengulas motherboard soket LGA1151 untuk prosesor Core i 6th Generation dimana produk ini sempat membuat pengujung Computex 2015 dan pembaca kami tidak dapat mengalihkan pandangan mata saat melihatnya, Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1. Seperti pendahulunya, produk tersebut merupakan motherboard seri Gaming G1 terbaik berbasiskan chipset Intel 100 Series milik Gigabyte saat ini. Fitur kelas atas apa saja yang dibenamkan dan bagaimana kemampuan motherboard tersebut akan kami sajikan ulasannya berikut ini.

Platform Pengujian Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1

  • Prosesor: Core i7 6700K
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1
  • Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (Dual Channel)

  • Graphics Card:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 240 GB SSD

  • Power Supply: Corsair AX850

corsair ax850

  • CPU Heatsink: Corsair H80

corsair h80

  • Monitor: LCD Monitor 1920×1080
  • Input: Generic Keyboard and Mouse
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Intel Z170 Chipset Block Diagram

Simak ulasan lengkap teknologi Intel Skylake di artikel berikut ini: Teknologi Intel Skylake

Spesifikasi

CPU
  1. Support for Intel Core i7 processors/Intel Core i5 processors/ Intel Core i3 processors/Intel Pentium processors/ Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU
Chipset
  1. Intel Z170 Express Chipset
Memory
  1. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR4 3866(O.C)/3733(O.C)/3666(O.C) /3600(O.C.) /3466(O.C.) /3400(O.C.) /3333(O.C.) /3300(O.C.) /3200(O.C.) /3000(O.C.) /2800(O.C.) /2666(O.C.) /2400(O.C.) /2133 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
  5. Support for non-ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
  6. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor+MegaChips MCDP2800 chip:

  1. 1 x HDMI 2.0 port

Maximum shared memory of 512 MB

Audio
  1. Creative Sound Core 3D chip
  2. 2 x JRC NJM2114 and 1 x TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifiers
  3. Support for Sound Blaster Recon3Di
  4. High Definition Audio
  5. 2/5.1-channel
  6. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. 2 x Killer E2400 chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    * Teaming is not supported.
Wireless Communication module
  1. Killer Wireless-AC 1535
  2. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
  3. Bluetooth 4.1
  4. Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
Expansion Slots
  1. 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
    * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.
  2. 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1, PCIEX8_2)
    * The PCIEX8_1 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_1 slot and the PCIEX8_2 slot with PCIEX16_2. The PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode when the PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2 is populated.
  3. 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™/NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
Storage Interface Chipset:

  1. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
  2. 3 x SATA Express connectors
  3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5)
  4. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

2 x ASMedia ASM1061 chips:

  1. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 6~7, GSATA3 8~9), supporting AHCI mode only
USB Chipset:

  1. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
  2. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Chipset+2 Renesas USB 3.0 Hubs:

  1. 7 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (3 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Chipset+Intel USB 3.1 Controller:

  1. 1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 support
  2. 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 1 x PCIe power connector
  4. 1 x I/O shield audio LED power connector
  5. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
  6. 3 x SATA Express connectors
  7. 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  8. 1 x CPU fan header
  9. 1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
  10. 5 x system fan headers
  11. 1 x front panel header
  12. 1 x front panel audio header
  13. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
  14. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  15. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  16. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  17. 1 x power button
  18. 1 x reset button
  19. 1 x Clear CMOS button
  20. 1 x ECO button
  21. 1 x OC button
  22. 2 x audio gain control switches
  23. 2 x BIOS switches
  24. Voltage Measurement Points
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x HDMI port
  3. 1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.1 support
  4. 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red)
  5. 7 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  6. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  7. 2 x RJ-45 ports
  8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  9. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)
  10. 2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
  3. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
  4. CPU/System/Chipset overheating warning
  5. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
  6. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
BIOS
  1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS
  4. Support for Q-Flash Plus
  5. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features
  1. Support for APP Center
    * Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
    3D OSD
    @BIOS
    Ambient LED
    AutoGreen
    Cloud Station
    EasyTune
    Easy RAID
    Fast Boot
    Smart TimeLock
    Smart Keyboard
    Smart Backup
    System Information Viewer
    USB Blocker
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Smart Switch
  4. Support for Xpress Install
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
  2. Intel Smart Response Technology
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 10/8.1/7*
    * Please download “Windows USB Installation Tool” to install Windows 7.
Form Factor
  1. E-ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 26.4cm
Box Contents
  1. GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard
  2. Motherboard driver disk
  3. Wireless module driver disk
  4. User’s Manual
  5. Quick Installation Guide
  6. Six SATA cables
  7. I/O Shield
  8. One 2-Way SLI bridge connector
  9. One 3-Way SLI bridge connector
  10. One 4-Way SLI bridge connector
  11. One 2-Way CrossFire bridge connector
  12. One set of GC-USB3.1 BAY
  13. One GC-M2-U2-MiniSAS
  14. One G Connector
  15. One Wi-Fi antenna
  16. One Wi-Fi antenna retention cover
  17. One pack of back I/O dust covers
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