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Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5 Intel Z97 ATX Motherboard

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Socket Intel 1150 / 4x DDR3 Slots (Max 32GB) / PCIe 3.0 (x16) / 2 Way SLi / 3 Way CrossFireX/ ATX

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 60523  
Stock code: MBD-Z97-Z97X-GAMING5
Manuf. code: Z97X-Gaming 5
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GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio™ Technology
GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards are equipped with the GIGABYTE exclusive AMP-UP Audio Technology, which provides the industry’s highest level of onboard audio features and technologies. With GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio, gamers and audiophiles are able to experience crisp, ultra realistic sound effects while gaming, and the richest possible sound experience when listening to their favorite music and movies.

Additional Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
GIGABYTE G1™ 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.

Gold Plated Audio Hardware
GIGABYTE motherboards pack top quality gold plated audio and HDMI connectors for improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold has superb signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use. The Audio controller is also shielded by a gold plated cover which eliminates electrostatic interference.

GIGABYTE G1™ 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.


  • Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3 gaming audio suite
  • Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting
  • Gold plated display and audio ports
  • High end Nichicon audio capacitors
  • Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in rear audio amplifier
  • Killer™ E2200 gaming networking platform
  • Extreme multi graphics support
  • SATA Express support for 10 Gb/s data transfer
  • M.2 for SSDs drives with up to 10 Gb/s data transfer
  • Long lifespan Durable Black Solid caps
  • APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities


    CPU Support: Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
    Chipset: Intel Z97
    Memory Support: 4 x DDR3 DIMMs 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ (1866 - 3000 OC) up to 32GB max
    Multi-GPU Support: 2 way SLI / 3 way CrossFire
    Display Outputs: 1 x HDMI port / 1 x DVI-I Port / 1 x D-Sub Port
    Networking: GbE Qualcomm® Atheros Killer E2201
    Audio: Realtek ALC1150 - 8 channel HD Audio
    Form Factor: ATX Form Factor
    Warranty: 4 Year Manufacturer Warranty **registration may be required**

    Expansion Slots:
    - 1 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16
    - 1 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8
    - 1 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x4
    - 3 x PCI Express x1 slots

    Warranty Information:

    Manufacturer gigabyte
    Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
    Manufacturer Website
    Warranty Period (yrs)4
    Number of PCI-E Slots - x163
    RAM Slots4
    Maximum RAM32
    CPU Socket1150
    Form FactorATX
    RAM TypeDDR3
    SATA II Ports0
    SATA III Ports6
    USB 3.0 Ports6
    USB 2.0 Ports8
    SLIThe product has this feature
    CrossFireXThe product has this feature

    Comments, Questions & Reviews:

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    Comment by kieran

    Would a Intel i7 4770 fit with this motherboard and would it support a Msi GTX 980Ti

    Response by shaund
    Hi Kieran,

    Yes it will fit that CPU and it will be compatible with that graphics card.

    Question  Question ?! by Iulian

    Hey, will this work with an i7 4790k straight from the box or do i have to update the bios?

    Answer by shaund on Thursday, July 30, 2015

    This motherboard will require a BIOS update for that chip.

    Question  PCI wireless card by blake

    I'm new to this stuff and I'm building my first rig, does this have connections for a PCI wireless card in it?

    Answer by shaund on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    Hi Blake,

    Yes it has the ports for either a PCI wireless card or a PCI-E wireless card.

    Help by Gus

    Hello, i'm in desperate need! Does this motherboard have a wifi adapter on it? Compatible with a AMD FX-6300 Processor and a Comrade Midi tower black case?

    Response by shaund
    This motherboard does not have wireless capability built in, it is also for an Intel CPU not an AMD one, however it will fit in a Comrade tower.

    Question  Which cash back? by Lee

    Hi does this qualify for the 35 or 22.50 cash back with an i7 4790k?

    Answer by jonathana on Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Yes it qualifies for the Cashback promotion, although I am not too sure about the amount!
    We do not run this competition it is with the manufacturer, so please consult with them if you need extra information.
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