Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming 9
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Launch SRP S$855

Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming 9

Overall rating 8.5/10

The Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming 9 is Gigabyte's flagship Z270 motherboard, and it comes packed with almost every conceivable feature in the book.

Very comprehensive feature set
Supports up to 4-way SLI/CrossFire
Built-in EK water block for cooling VRMs
Prohibitive price
Relatively high power consumption
Gaming performance lags slightly behind competitors

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • 7th and 6th generation Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors
  • Intel Z270 Express Chipset
Memory Up to 64GB DDR4 4,133MHz
  • 8x SATA 6Gbps ports (6 by Intel Z270 chipset, 2 by ASMedia ASM1061)
  • 3x SATA Express 10Gbps ports
  • 2x M.2 sockets
  • 2x U.2 connectors
  • Creative® Sound Core 3D chip
  • 2x JRC NJM2114 and 1 x TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifiers
  • Support for Sound Blaster ZxRi
  • Supports NVIDIA 4-Way SLI Technology
  • Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
  • 2x Killer E2500 LAN
  • Killer Wireless-AC 1535
Rear I/O
  • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 2x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1x HDMI port
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 1x Thunderbolt 3 connector (USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support)
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
  • 5x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 2x RJ-45 ports
  • 1x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)
Internal Connectors
  • 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1x CPU fan header
  • 1x water cooling CPU fan header
  • 4x system fan headers
  • 2x system fan/water cooling pump headers
  • 1x I/O shield audio LED power connector
  • 2x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable headers
  • 3x SATA Express connectors
  • 8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 2x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
  • 2x U.2 connectors
  • 1x front panel header
  • 1x front panel audio header
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
  • 2x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  • 1x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  • 1x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
  • 1x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 2x temperature sensor headers
  • 1x power button
  • 1x reset button
  • 1x Clear CMOS button
  • 1x ECO button
  • 1x OC button
  • 2x audio gain control switches
  • 2x BIOS switches
  • Voltage measurement points
Expansion Slots
  • 4x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 2x PCIe 3.0 x1
Other Features
  • Support for APP Center
  • -3D OSD
  • -@BIOS
  • -AutoGreen
  • -BIOS Setup
  • -Color Temperature
  • -Cloud Station
  • -EasyTune
  • -Easy RAID
  • -Fast Boot
  • -Game Boost
  • -ON/OFF Charge
  • -Platform Power Management
  • -RGB Fusion
  • -Smart Backup
  • -Smart Keyboard
  • -Smart TimeLock
  • -System Information Viewer
  • -USB Blocker
  • -USB DAC-UP 2
  • -V-Tuner
  • Support for 3TB+ Unlock
  • Support for Q-Flash
  • Support for Xpress Install
Form Factor ATX