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Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(38 Ratings, 4.6 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Gigabyte

Part #

GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5

Manufacturer

Gigabyte

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

Micro ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Black / Red

Chipset

Intel Z170

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR4-2133
  • DDR4-2400
  • DDR4-2666
  • DDR4-2800
  • DDR4-3000
  • DDR4-3200
  • DDR4-3300
  • DDR4-3333
  • DDR4-3400
  • DDR4-3466

SLI/CrossFire

  • 2-Way SLI Capable
  • CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

3

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

1

PCI Slots

0

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA Express

3

M.2 Slots

1

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

None

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    lxtbell2
    • 36 points
    • 39 months ago

    Has pretty good overclocking capabilities. The overall looking and the LED fits my build fairly well. BIOS interface does look a little outdated.

    ABColonelPanic
    • 33 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build The Crusher

    Works as advertised. Ports have a solid feel to them. BIOS interface is intuitive and make overclocking easy. Settings are easy to find.

    MisterNoisy
    • 30 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build Semi-Compact Gaming

    Think of this board as the poor man's Maximus VIII Gene, since it's about the cheapest SLI-capable mATX Z170 board out there. Great onboard audio solution (more important at smaller form factors, since you may not be able to just pop in a sound card).

    OCs well - my 6600K is happily humming along at 4.4GHz and it picked up the RAM's XMP profile immediately. While the UEFI is a bit retro looking, it's easily navigated and things are where you'd expect them to be.

    The board is definitely picky about RAM, so look at Gigabyte's QVL list before buying.

    Good looks paired with a pleasantly rational layout and an amusing glowing LED trace. I also appreciate the heatsinks around the CPU socket not being ridiculously huge, since I still love big air coolers.

    lyrisca
    • 28 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build Casey's First Build

    Tons of customization options in the BIOS. The only installation problems I ran into were most likely case-related and not related to the motherboard (had a hard time getting it in (that's what she said), haven't figured out the right configuation for the reset button LED). Compatibility-wise, I quickly discovered that the stock kernel for Linux Mint 17.3 has no support for the motherboard audio codec (Realtek ALC1150), but an upgrade to a more recent kernel fixed that problem.

    Beesem
    • 26 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build Jon's 4K PC

    Extremely full featured mATX board, as well as one of the nicest looking motherboards I've ever laid eyes on. The HOTS box is a little bit gimmicky though.

    XaqNautilus
    • 26 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build The ARB

    Excellent motherboard. Allowed me to quickly and easily XMP my RAM and overclock my CPU.

    Being a mATX mobo as well, it allows me to possibly get a second video card while still retaining a small form factor.

    wadewilhelm44
    • 26 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build "Anonymous" - 1440p 144Hz Build

    Great quality and durability for an amazing price. I was extremely impressed with the price along with all the features it includes. I'm the above average gamer and it has plenty of ports/slots for what you need. Easy to use, BIOS is relatively easy to navigate. Can't go wrong for the price and overclocking capability.

    Bozanimal
    • 21 points
    • 47 months ago

    I wanted a mATX board with on-board audio that could replace my ASUS DG sound card. I’ve used a half-dozen Gigabyte boards, and their QC is top-notch. This board is no exception, with quality capacitors, heat sinks, and board work. I've been especially please with the BIOS, which is light years ahead of my previous Gigabyte P43 (LGA775) chipset board.

    Myprsite
    • 19 points
    • 44 months ago

    from completed build Rob's Red Box

    I originally ordered the B150 Bazooka from MSI but later learned I cannot overclock my i7 6700k cpu with that board. I did some research and discovered the Gigabyte Z170MX Gaming 5 mobo that fit perfectly in my Thermaltake Core V21 case and has plenty of USB 3 ports and even USB-c

    zomgieee
    • 19 points
    • 37 months ago

    Good well rounded motherboard, first brought to my attention reading manirelli's Excellent Gaming Build Guide on pcpartpicker. Only has 3 fan controllers but I plan to put a fan hub in so no problems there.

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