GIGABYTE refreshed its premium socket LGA1151 motherboard lineup with the new Z170X-Gaming 6. Slotted in the company’s coveted G1 Gaming series, this motherboard is targeted at premium gaming PC builds with fairly high CPU and memory overclocks. Built in the ATX form-factor, the board draws power from a combination CPU of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors; and conditions it for the CPU with an 11-phase CPU VRM. There are large heatsinks spotted on the VRM area, which extend into an I/O area cover. You’re capable of running multiple graphics card with x8 with x8 in both slots, with the third slot being electrical gen 3.0 x4 and wired to the PCH.
Storage connectivity includes a pair of 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, three 16 Gb/s SATA-Express, which are made up of six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. USB connectivity includes two USB 3.1 ports (1x type-C, 1 type-a), and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports. On the other hand, GIGABYTE includes two gigabit Ethernet connections, one of which is powered by an Intel controller, and the other a Killer E2201. The 8-channel AMP-UP onboard audio solution features an 115 dBA CODEC, user-replaceable OPAMP, electrolytic capacitors ground-layer isolation, and gold-plated analog jacks.
The suggested retail price for GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6 hasn’t been announced at the moment, so stay tuned for the latest news.