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Gigabyte Z170X-SOC Force LGA 1151 E-ATX Motherboard

Model: GA-Z170X-SOC-FORCE / Item No: 454373

Gigabyte Z170X-SOC Force LGA 1151 E-ATX Motherboard

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  • Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • 22 phases digital power delivery design
  • Exclusive OC Touch with Metal shielding design
  • Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slot
  • Built-in advanced performance tuning IC
  • Intel® USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ - The World's Next Universal Connector
  • Extreme 4-Way Graphics Support with OC Brace
  • 3 SATA Express Connectors for up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer
  • 3 PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer
  • 115dB HD audio with build-in rear audio amplifier
  • Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • LED Trace Path with Multi-Color Choice
  • Water Cooling Ready Heat sink Design with G1/4 Threaded Fittings
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with Q-Flash Plus USB port


  1. Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/ Intel®Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
  1. Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
  1. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR4 3866(O.C)/3733(O.C)/3666(O.C) /3600(O.C.) /3466(O.C.) /3400(O.C.) /3333(O.C.) /3300(O.C.) /3200(O.C.) /3000(O.C.) /2800(O.C.) /2666(O.C.) /2400(O.C.) /2133 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
  5. Support for non-ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
  6. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
  1. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
  2. 1 x Mini-DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60 Hz
    * Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
  3. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24 Hz
    * Support for HDMI 1.4 version.
Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
  1. Realtek® ALC1150 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
  1. Intel® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
    * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.
  2. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1, PCIEX8_2)
    * The PCIEX8_1 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_1 slot and the PCIEX8_2 slot with PCIEX16_2. The PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode when the PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2 is populated.
  3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    (All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™/NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe x4/x2/x1 SSD support)
  2. 3 x SATA Express connectors
  3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5)
  4. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
    * Refer to "1-9 Internal Connectors," for the supported configurations with the M.2, SATA Express, and SATA connectors.
ASMedia® ASM1061 chip:
  1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 6~7), supporting AHCI mode onlyŠŠ
USB Chipset+Intel® USB 3.1 Controller:
  1. 1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 support
  2. 1 x USB 3.1 port on the back panel
  1. 5 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
  2. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports onboard, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Chipset+Renesas® USB 3.0 Hub:
  1. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (available through the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  4. 1 x OC PEG Power Connector
  5. 3 x SATA Express connectors
  6. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  7. 3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
  8. 1 x CPU fan header
  9. 1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
  10. 6 x system fan headers
  11. 1 x I/O shield audio LED power connector
  12. 1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
  13. 1 x front panel header
  14. 1 x front panel audio header
  15. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  16. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
  17. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  18. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  19. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  20. 1 x serial port header
  21. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  22. 1 x power button
  23. 1 x reset button
  24. 1 x Clear CMOS button
  25. 1 x Gear button
  26. 1 x OC Tag button
  27. 1 x OC Trigger switch
  28. 1 x CPU BCLK Down button
  29. 1 x CPU BCLK Up button
  30. 1 x CPU Ratio Down button
  31. 1 x CPU Ratio Up button
  32. 1 x Settings Lock button
  33. 1 x Direct to BIOS button
  34. 1 x Memory Safe button
  35. 1 x OC PCIe switch
  36. 1 x OC Ignition button
  37. 1 x Clear Battery button
  38. 1 x DualBIOS switch
  39. 1 x BIOS switch
  40. 1 x onboard voltage measurement module
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  2. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  3. 1 x DVI-D port
  4. 1 x OCPSW button
  5. 1 x Mini-DisplayPort
  6. 1 x HDMI port
  7. 5 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  8. 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 support
  9. 1 x USB 3.1 port
  10. 1 x RJ-45 port
  11. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  12. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
  3. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
  4. CPU/System/Chipset overheating warning
  5. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
  6. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
  1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. Support for Q-Flash Plus
    * The USB flash drive used must be a USB 2.0 flash drive.
  5. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features
  1. Support for APP Center
    * Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
    3D OSD
    Ambient LED
    Cloud Station
    Easy RAID
    Fast Boot
    Smart TimeLock
    Smart Keyboard
    Smart Backup
    System Information Viewer
    USB Blocker
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Smart Switch
  4. Support for Xpress Install
  5. Support for GIGABYTE HW OC
    * Please download the app from Google Play or App Store to your smart phone/tablet device.
Bundle Software
  1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
  2. Intel® Smart Response Technology
  3. cFosSpeed
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 10/8.1/7
    * Please download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's website and install it before installing Windows 7.
Form Factor
  1. E-ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 26.4cm
Box Contents
  1. GA-Z170X-SOC Force motherboard
  2. Motherboard driver disk
  3. User's Manual
  4. Quick Installation Guide
  5. Four SATA cables
  6. I/O Shield
  7. One 2-Way SLI bridge connector
  8. One 3-Way SLI bridge connector
  9. One 4-Way SLI bridge connector
  10. One 2-Way CrossFire bridge connector
  11. Eight voltage measurement cables
  12. One OC Brace
  13. One G Connector
  14. One pack of back I/O dust covers
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
  2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.


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