CES 2017, the world’s premier technology show, returned to Las Vegas and just concluded this weekend, bringing forth a slew of new products for the gaming industry. Computer component manufacturer GIGABYTE hosted a press conference at Caesar’s Palace through Aorus, unveiling many new Aorus gaming computers and laptops, periphery, and components.
GIGABYTE unveiled their newest motherboard, the Z270X line, which has support for the newest Intel 7th generation processors, codenamed “Kaby Lake.” The Kaby Lake processors were unveiled at an event earlier this week. This new motherboard, though, has support for 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 and USB C power delivery.
With the computer building industry becoming more friendly to RGB lighting in custom builds, GIGABYTE improves upon their previous model with RGB lighting. Its predecessor was not fully RGB ready, and only had access to red LEDs. Now, the Z270X series has access to 16.8 million colors and is programmable with different light zones with various lighting effects.
Some under-the-hood features include the return of the Creative SBX Pro Studio audio suite that enhances the listening experience for gaming, allowing gamers to hear specific environmental cues and prioritize these cues over other sounds. The ability to form SLI bridges with multiple GeForce graphics cards returns, and brings with it Raid0 support with sequential read speeds up to 3525 MB/s.
Based on some quick looks at the port connectivity, there is plenty of USB port access and audio inputs alongside two Ethernet ports and two gold-plated HDMI ports. A wealth of periphery can be plugged in with ease to this board, that’s for sure.
The GIGABYTE Z270X motherboard series starts at $195.