GIGABYTE Z77 Series Motherboards
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards combine a host of new and exciting technologies with the latest Intel Z77 Express Chipset, creating a unique range of motherboard designs that harness the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors.
GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (patent pending)
The revolutionary GIGABYTE 3D BIOS application is based on GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS technology and is available to consumers in two exclusive modes of interaction, providing enthusiast and mainstream users with a choice of unique and powerful graphical interfaces.
UEFI DualBIOS Technology
At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical BIOS ROMs containing GIGABYTE's exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS technology. With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
Designed to provide an extremely streamlined and user-friendly BIOS environment, GIGABYTE's exclusive 3D mode offers a fully interactive and illustrative GUI that allows users to easily and intuitively make key adjustments to the UEFI BIOS settings for optimum performance. 3D Mode allows novice or casual users to more clearly understand the areas of the motherboard that are being affected through the BIOS settings, gaining a clearer understanding of the BIOS functionality.
Advanced mode provides a more comprehensive UEFI BIOS environment that is designed specifically for overclockers and power users who want maximum control over their PC's hardware. GIGABTYE's signature M.I.T. tuning technology can be found alongside fully configurable parameters for GIGABTE's all new digital 3D Power engine. In short, advanced mode combines the signature GIGABYTE BIOS expertise you've come to expect, wrapped a slick, new and optimized graphical UEFI interface.
Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry.GIGABYTE's new Glass Fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic motherboards feature High ESD Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.
Power Failure Protection
Permanent damage from power surge or failure during BIOS update, can be avoided with GIGABYTE DaulBIOS, which automatically enables a secondary, back up BIOS. GIGABYTE also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges.
High Temperature Protection
GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures, providing up to 50,000* hour component lifespan.
3rd Generation Intel Core processors
New 3rd generation Intel Core processors are based on the new 3rd generation Intel Core processor architecture, manufactured using the latest 22nm process to create a visually optimized processor platform. Based on the mature LGA 1155 socket, 3rd generation Intel Core processors feature up to four high-performance 64-bit processor cores and 8MB of L3 cache Smart Cache, and overall performance when you need it most.
Designed for PCI Express Gen.3 Support
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards take advantage of the latest connectivity and expansion bus technologies available on the Intel platform. The 3rd generation Intel Core processor platform debuts the new PCI Express gen. 3.0 expansion bus, allowing users to take advantage of the next generation, high-bandwidth discrete graphics card solutions.
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep. This means users will be able to experience almost zero power draw from their PC, but be able to resume Windows 7 is a few seconds without having the PC go through a full system boot. With Intel Rapid Start Technology the previous session resumes to the exact as it was, so that applications are still in the same state and no application data is lost.
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends' updates to be delivered—just press the 'on' button and you're up-to-date and ready to go.
Auto Sync with Cloud
No manual interaction required to synchronize with cloud services.
Email, social media, and cloud apps always updated and available at power on.
GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response
The GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response utility is a simple application that allows users to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel Smart Response Technology. In the past, enabling Intel Smart Response meant users needed to enter the BIOS in order to configure their system for RAID mode, which then required a complete reinstall of the operating system. Once that processes was complete, users then needed to install the Intel Rapid Storage Utility as well as configure Intel's Smart Response Technology. GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response does all of this automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install process. This allows them to quickly and effortlessly enjoy a significant boost in system performance.
GIGABYTE EZ Setup
GIGABYTE EZ Setup is an exclusive application that allows GIGABYTE 7 series users to more easily configure and setup three important Intel Technologies on their new system; Intel Smart Response, Intel Rapid Start and Intel Smart Connect. GIGABYTE EZ Setup makes it far easier to enjoy these technologies by greatly reducing the number of steps involved to install setup and configure your system.
GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration , a range of the latest technologies that are designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technology and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature ON/OFF Charge, a unique GIGAYTE technology which allows you not only to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but also allows you to Quick Charge it. As an added bonus, it can even be charged when your PC is turned off, so even if you forget to plug it into your charger after you've synced up your music, it will be fully charged when you need it.
Enhanced Built-in Visuals
With updated and improved processor graphics and multimedia, 3rd generation Intel Core processors offer you the best possible media and entertainment experience. Native support for multiple digital displays, plus DirectX 11 capable graphics, Intel Quick Sync Video 2.0 and Intel HD Graphics 4000/2500 ensure you can enjoy new levels of 3D gaming and HD content manipulation.
Intel Quick Sync 2.0
Saves your valuable time when create and edit video, synchronize it with other devices, and share it–at home and on the internet. Intel Quick Sync Video uses hardware on the processor, instead of software, to accelerate video encoding.
DirectX 11 Support
Microsoft DirectX 11 provides eye-popping 3D visuals found for today's latest PC games and is designed to be more efficient, leverage the power of today's multi-core processors, and provide support for sophisticated shading and texturing techniques such as tessellation.
LAN Optimizer - Intelligent optimization network management tool
GIGABYTE LAN Optimizer is designed to allow the user to manage different types of network traffic so that data streams such as HD media, web browsing or online gaming can be prioritized, taking precedence over large data downloads that tend to strangle overall network bandwidth.
Multi-display support with AMD CrossFireX
AMD CrossFireX delivers the ultimate graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
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|Specifications for the product series|
|CPU||1. Support for Intel Core i7 processors/Intel Core i5 processors/ Intel Core i3 processors/Intel Pentium processors/Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1155 package|
|2. L3 cache varies with CPU|
|(Some Intel Core processors require a graphic card, please refer "CPU support List" for more information.)|
|Chipset||1. Intel Z77 Express Chipset|
|Memory||1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory|
|* Due to 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 4 GB.|
|2. Dual channel memory architecture|
|3. Support for DDR3 2400(OC)/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules|
|4. Support for non-ECC memory modules|
|5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules|
|(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)|
|Onboard Graphics||Integrated Graphics Processor:|
|1. 1 x D-Sub port|
|2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200|
|* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.|
|3. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200|
|Audio||1. VIA VT2021 codec|
|2. High Definition Audio|
|* To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.|
|4. Support for S/PDIF Out|
|LAN||1. Atheros GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)|
|Expansion Slots||1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)|
|(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)|
|* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.|
|* The PCI Express x16 slot supports up to PCI Express 2.0 standard when an Intel 32nm (Sandy Bridge) CPU is installed.|
|2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)|
|3. 1 x PCI Express x1 slot|
|(The PCIEX4 and PCIEX1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)|
|4. 1 x PCI slot|
|Multi-Graphics Technology||1. Support for AMD CrossFireX technology|
|1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices|
|2. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2 2/3/4/5) supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices|
|3. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10|
|* When a RAID set is built across the SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s channels, the system performance of the RAID set may vary depending on the devices being connected.|
|1. Up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)|
|2. Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB headers)|
|* In Windows XP, the Intel USB 3.0 ports can support up to USB 2.0 transfer speed.|
|Internal I/O Connectors||1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector|
|2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector|
|3. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors|
|4. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors|
|5. 1 x CPU fan header|
|6. 2 x system fan headers|
|7. 1 x front panel header|
|8. 1 x front panel audio header|
|9. 1 x S/PDIF Out header|
|10. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header|
|11. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers|
|12. 1 x serial port header|
|13. 1 x parallel port|
|14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header|
|15. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper|
|Back Panel Connectors||1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port|
|2. 1 x D-Sub port|
|3. 1 x DVI-D port|
|4. 1 x HDMI port|
|5. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports|
|6. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports|
|7. 1 x RJ-45 port|
|8. 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)|
|I/O Controller||1. iTE I/O Controller Chip|
|H/W Monitoring||1. System voltage detection|
|2. CPU/System temperature detection|
|3. CPU/System fan speed detection|
|4. CPU overheating warning|
|5. CPU/System fan fail warning|
|6. CPU/System fan speed control|
|* Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.|
|BIOS||1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash|
|2. Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS|
|3. Support for DualBIOS|
|4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a|
|Unique Features||1. Support for @BIOS|
|2. Support for Q-Flash|
|3. Support for Xpress Install|
|4. Support for Xpress Recovery2|
|5. Support for eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D)|
|6. Support for Auto Green|
|7. Support for ON/OFF Charge|
|8. Support for Q-Share|
|9. Support for LAN Optimizer (Intelligent optimization network management tool)|
|Bundle Software||1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)|
|2. Intel Rapid Start Technology|
|3. Intel Smart Connect Technology|
|4. Intel Smart Response Technology|
|Operating System||1. Support for Microsoft Windows 7/XP|
|Form Factor||1. Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 22.0cm|