Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over a USB Type-C™ connector on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.
As the undisputed leader of quality and durability, GIGABYTE has set out to show just how tough its motherboards are with the Ultra Durable™ line of motherboards. The GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7 features industry leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe one piece metal shielding, long lifespan Durable Black™ solid capacitors rated for 10K hours and exclusive GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ technology to protect your PC’s most crucial component. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ motherboards are for systems where failure is simply not an option.
• Chipset: Intel® Z170 Chipset
• CPU: Supports LGA1151 Intel® Core™ processors
• Memory: 4 DIMMs, Dual Channel DDR4, supports up to 64 GB
• Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (40Gbps)