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Gigabyte - GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

( 4.5 Average / 39 Ratings )




Part #



Black / Red

Form Factor


CPU Socket



Intel Z97

Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1333 / 1600 / 1800 / 1866 / 2000 / 2133 / 2200 / 2400 / 2500 / 2600 / 2666 / 2800 / 2933 / 3000

Maximum Supported Memory

32 GB

RAID Support


Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 6 Gb/s


SATA Express


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


Erik 6 points 48 months ago
from completed build Mediocre Equilibrium

Fully functional, I've had no issues with it at all. However it is not a standard-sized ATX board. It is narrower and sacrifices the right-most standoff screws that standard ATX boards have. Due to this, the board flexes and makes it difficult to plug in headers and the 24-pin ATX power cable on the right side of the board. Additionally, due to the narrower board and sacrificed space on the right side, the front audio port is on the very bottom left of the board, so it might not reach on cases with relatively short headers.

Skateracer 5 points 47 months ago
from completed build First Build Gaming/ Fun

Good mobo, wish It had a few more fan ports but oh well. With the option to do SLI and a nice HD BIOS I really like it. The BIOS does have some visual bugs though, and weird splash screens prevent super fast boots. Would recommend to a friend however.

agent_smith88 13 points 42 months ago
from completed build Little Red

: The Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI was the cheapest bundle board I could get that had a quite good reviews. It is more than sufficient, and I’ve had zero problems with it.

CasualDansGamer 14 points 42 months ago

I wanted a no-frills super functional board......might not look as lavish as the other gaming boards out there but take in mind that you have the ability to overclock AND SLI at this price range, I'll take one please

lyjacky11 10 points 40 months ago

The specs on the board are great for entry-level builds. It's on the lower end of SLI capabilities but all in all supposed to be fine. Now my personal experience with the board was horrid: boot looping, not detecting SATA drives intermittently, undervoltage shut down of system (even if that's a feature of intel chips).

luizamejia35 13 points 37 months ago
from completed build Vulcan 2.5 *updated 02/25/2019*

I got it mainly for the overclocking ability and the red/black aesthetic, as well as the ATX form factor. This is the perfect motherboard for me, and the stability feature is very reassuring for me.

dolin231@gmail.com 10 points 25 months ago
from completed build My Work/Gaming Station

No complaints about this board 2 years in. Still has significant room for upgrades, and has plenty of ports for my needs. Only complaint is the gigabyte appcenter software you can download with it. You have to use their software for fan control, and in order to use my custom fan settings, I have to open the app everytime my computer starts up. But that is minor.

TacoTruckDisaster 13 points 22 months ago
from completed build Big Red Refresh 3

Love this thing! I've reassembled with it maybe 5 times and no issues, does everything I need, has all the ports I need and the color scheme and LEDs on it match the my color scheme as a bonus.

keeper777 6 points 18 months ago
from completed build The Time Machine

I've had this board for 3 years and it has an awesome layout and plenty of ports. The BIOS is very user friendly as well and board has lots of upgrade capability.

LordMachination 2 points 14 months ago
from completed build Big Red Machine

No issues. I like their bios.