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Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Motherboard

SKU: GA-Z97X-SOC

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.

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 Motherboard  Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Rev 1.0
CPU
  • Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel®Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package
  • L3 cache varies with CPU

(Please refer “CPU Support List” for more information.)

Chipset

Intel® Z97 Express Chipset

Memory
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 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.
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR3 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3100(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz memory modules
  • Support for non-ECC memory modules
  • Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Please refer “Memory Support List” for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor:

  • 1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60Hz
  • 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60Hz * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
  • 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@24Hz or 2560×1600@60Hz * Support for HDMI 1.4a version.
  • 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@24Hz or 3840×2160@60Hz * Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
  • Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
  • Maximum shared memory of 512MB
Audio
  • Realtek® ALC1150 codec
  • High Definition Audio
  • 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  • Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN

Qualcomm® Atheros Killer E2201 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8) * The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1, PCIEX4_2) * The PCIEX4_1 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX8 and PCIEX16 slots. When the PCIEX4_1 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode and the PCIEX8 will operate at up to x4 mode. * When installing a x8 or above card in the PCIEX4_1 slot, make sure to set PCIE Slot Configuration (CPU) in BIOS Setup to x4. (Refer to Chapter 2, “BIOS Setup,” “Peripherals,” for more information.) * The PCIEX4_2 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1 slots. The PCIEX1 slot will become unavailable when a PCIe x4 expansion card is installed. (The PCIEX16, PCIEX8 and PCIEX4_1 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
  • 1 x PCI Express x1 slot (The PCIEX4_2 and PCIEX1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  • 2 x PCI slots
Multi-Graphics Technology

Support for 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™/2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technology

Storage Interface

Chipset:

  • 1x SATA Express connector
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 (SATA Express and SATA3 4/5 connectors can only be used one at a time.)
USB

Chipset:

  1. 6x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
  2. 8x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports onboard, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
Internal I/O Connectors
  • 1x 24-pin ATX main power connectors
  • 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1x OC PEG power connector
  • 1x SATA Express connectors
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1x CPU fan header
  • 1x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
  • 6x system fan headers
  • 1x front panel header
  • 1x front panel audio header
  • 1x S/PDIF Out header
  • 1x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  • 1x USB 2.0/1.1 header
  • 2x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1x serial port header
  • 1x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1x power button
  • 1x reset button
  • 1x Clear CMOS button
  • 1x Gear button
  • 1x OC Turbo buttons
  • 1x OC Tag button
  • 1x OC Trigger switch
  • 1x CPU BCLK Down button
  • 1x CPU BCLK Up button
  • 1x CPU Ratio Down button
  • 1x CPU Ratio Up button
  • 1x Memory Safe button
  • 1x Settings Lock button
  • 1x Direct to BIOS button
  • 1x OC DIMM switch
  • 1x OC PCIe switch
  • 1x OC Ignition button
  • 1x Clear Battery button
  • 2x BIOS switches
  • 1x onboard voltage measurement module
Back Panel Connectors
  • 4x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 4x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 1x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 1x D-Sub port
  • 1x DVI-D port
  • 1x HDMI port
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 1x RJ-45 port
  • 6x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
I/O Controller

iTE I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring
  • System voltage detection
  • CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
  • CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
  • CPU/System overheating warning
  • CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
  • CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
BIOS
  1. 2x 128 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features
  • Support for APP Center * Available applications in APP Center may differ by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also differ depending on motherboard specifications.
  • @BIOS
  • EasyTune
  • EZ Setup
  • Fast Boot
  • ON/OFF Charge
  • Smart TimeLock
  • Smart Recovery 2
  • System Information Viewer
  • USB Blocker
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for Smart Switch
  • Support for Xpress Install
Bundle Software
  • Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
  • Intel® Rapid Start Technology
  • Intel® Smart Connect Technology
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology
Operating System

Support for Windows 8.1/8/7

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

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