Today we will be taking a look at an offering from Gigabytes G1 Series Gaming range; namely, the Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5 Motherboard. This motherboard is geared towards the mid-range market but should have most of the features you would hope to see from a high end Z97 motherboard.
Following on from some of our previous Z97 reviews from the likes of MSI and ASUS, how will the mid-range Gigabyte offering hold up? It’s time to put the motherboard through its paces and see how it compares to the other “major” brands cornering the market with their Z97 offerings…
Before we get started, let’s have a look at what Gigabyte has to say about their G1 Series motherboards.
With the launch of the G1™ brand of gaming motherboards in 2010, GIGABYTE set out to define what it means to be a PC gamer and we made it our mission to create a line of motherboards that focused solely on the features that matter most to gamers. Whatever the game, whether playing First Person Shooters or Real-Time Strategies, GIGABYTE G1™ motherboards deliver top-notch features that can give gamers the winning edge and deliver a much more realistic and immersive gaming environment than even the latest game consoles.
By being first to incorporate industry leading audio, LAN and graphics technologies directly onto the motherboard and providing the highest quality hardware and software to allow gamers to tweak their system performance to the highest levels, GIGABYTE G1™ motherboards are designed for gamers that aren’t satisfied with second best.
The spirit of G1™ embodies the passion and soul of the gaming community, and in order to help grow that community, GIGABYTE is a leading sponsor of many famous gaming teams and players, as well as the leading hardware choice for some of the gaming world’s most important gaming events and competitions.
So no matter where in the world you are, or what type of game you play, if you were born to game, GIGABYTE G1™ motherboards were made for you.