Designare motherboards from GIGABYTE are a technical piece of art. With technologies such as Thunderbolt 3 to transfer data and video, NVMe support via M.2 or U.2, and a one piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards, it’s obvious that GIGABYTE has the tools you need to start your journey in VR, and has combine them into this impressive motherboard. Plus, the board features stylish ambient LEDs, bringing life to the board and potentially matching it with your PC case.
The Intel USB 3.1 controller utilizes four PCIe Gen3 Lanes, offering up to 32 Gb/s total bandwidth, for uncompromised transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s per USB 3.1. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.
Thanks to the onboard Turbo B-Clock Tuning IC, GIGABYTE Z170X-Designare motherboards enable overclockers to have the ability to change their BCLK frequency to a desired value of their choice. With the new linear range adjustment option of the Tuning IC, ranges from 90MHz to 500MHz are now possible, so that overclockers are not limited to the 5% ranges of traditional straps.
*Turbo B-Clock overclocking range may vary according to CPU capabilities.