The Gigabyte 970-Gaming and 990FX-Gaming Motherboards
- Fast USB 3.1 over USB Type-C™ and Standard-A port for maximum compatibility.
- PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 connectors with up to 20Gb/s Data Transfer (Includes PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support).
- AMP-UP™ Audio technology featuring upgradable OP-AMP, two USB DAC-UP and a Realtek ALC 1150 audio processor with support 115dB SNR HD audio.
- High-End gaming network port powered by Killer™ E2201
- 2-Way graphics support for the best gaming experience
- GIGABTYE EXCLUSIVE: Ultra Durable™ PCIe metal shield, DualBIOS™ technology and GIGABYTE APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
Fast USB 3.1 Solution
The latest USB 3.1 Gen.2 offers transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 as well as 3.0, USB 3.1 is available via USB Standard-A and the reversible USB Type-C™ making GIGABYTE the best USB 3.1 solution on the market with better compatibility over a wider range of devices.
GIGABYTE Premium Graphics
Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution. While the GIGABYTE 970-Gaming motherboards can support 2 AMD graphics card in Crossfire™ configurations, the PCIe lane configuration of the 990FX-Gaming allows you to benefit from either AMD 2-way Crossfire™ or NVIDIA 2-way SLI™ technology.
Fast Onboard Storage with 20 Gb/s M.2
GIGABYTE M.2 solution offers considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interfaces for M.2 SSD devices. Using PCIe Gen.2 x4 lanes, the onboard M.2 can deliver up to 20Gb/s of bandwidth, more than 3 times faster than SATA3. With this added bandwidth, M.2 storage devices are ideal to install your PC operating system and frequently used programs or data for fast boot-up times and the best responsiveness.
High Definition Audio Design
The Realtek ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel high definition audio codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC. High Quality audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers. In addition to the industry leading audio hardware, GIGABYTE motherboards feature LED lighting for the audio trace path, providing a cool, custom look to your rig. Not only does the Audio Noise Guard protect the board’s sensitive analog audio components, but its LEDs can also be programmed to beat at the rhythm of the music you are listening to, or pulse at a soothing pace to create a great atmosphere to enhance the experience of your game, movie or music.
Ultra Durable PCIe Metal Shield
GIGABYTE presents its latest innovation within its Ultra Durable technologies with the PCIe One Piece Metal Shield. Add-in cards can be extremely heavy, especially long graphics cards, and removing them can put a lot of stress on the connector. The innovative one-piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Killer™ E2200 Series Gaming Network
The GIGABYTE 990FX-Gaming and 970-Gaming features Killer™ E2201, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.