GIGABYTE Z170X-Ultra Gaming Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅22-06-16
Packaging & First Look

Ultra Gaming arrives in a highly attractive box which certainly catches the eye. We’re left in no doubt of the target audience as the word “Gaming” is peppered all over the covers. On the front we have a line up of the most significant features to which Ultra Gaming arrives with. Over on the reverse, GIGABYTE goes into more detail surrounding these features.

Inside the box there are a series of included items which form the bundle. These items include the following:

• 4x SATA 3 (6GB/s) Cables
• Velcro Cable Ties
• Flexible SLI Bridge
• Rear IO Shield
• Q-Connect Adapter
• HDD Label Sheet
• G1 Gaming Sticker
• Door Hanger
• Documentation – User Manual, Multi lingual Guide
• Driver/Software CD

We’re still surprised to see manufacturers like GIGABYTE supplying CDs rather than USB drives – since all users have a USB port but not all users have an optical drive anymore. Hopefully in the near future we’ll see a change here.

Unveiling the motherboard from its anti-static bag we’re met by a rather sleek solution. The Z170X-Ultra Gaming opts for a matt black livery with only text, PCI express slots and audio components deviating from the scheme.

This understated design is highly favoured nowadays and this motherboard will be easy to pair up with other hardware such as memory, graphics cards and coolers – allowing the user to create a sleek theme.

Ultra-Gaming conforms to the ATX form factor. On the next page we’ll take a closer look at the features of this motherboard.

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