Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 review – keep your PC hydrated

Along with the launch of Intel Kaby Lake family, Gigabyte brought their gaming brand Aorus into motherboards. Today you can read the review of Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard that is actually the replacement for Z170X Gaming G1.

This way, the manufacturer empowers Aorus brand with all the gaming devices it produces. It is not clear if a Z270X SOC-Force will see the light or Gaming 9 will stay as flagship, but we will find out soon enough.

Update: Z270X-Gaming SOC was spotted, so Gaming 9 is not the flagship.


Not let’s check this motherboard and the comparison with other brands.



Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9


- Intel Socket 1151 for 7th / 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron

- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


- Intel Z270


- 4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB

- Supports DDR4 4000MHz+

- Dual channel memory architecture


- Creative Sound Blaster ZxRi

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output


- 2x Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN

- 1x Killer 1535 Wireless-AC


- 4x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x8, x8/x8/x/x8)

- 2x PCIe 2.0 x1


Intel Z270 chipset:

- 2x Ultra M.2 Socket 3

- 2x Ultra U.2 ports

- 3x SATA Express

- 8x SATA3 ports

- Supports Triple NVMe PCIe SSD in RAID 0

- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology

USB ports

Intel Z270 chipset:

- 4x USB 3.0 ports (4 back, 4 by extension)

ASMedia USB 3.1:

- 2x USB 3.1 ports (2 at back panel, Type-A + Type-C)

Form Factor

- E-ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 10.4 inch (30.5 x 26.4 cm)


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