13 Feb, 2015   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .

Overclocking

Overclocking on Gigabyte Z97X-GAMING G1 WIFI-BK was very easy. Auto tuning feature of Gigabyte’s EasyTune application took Intel i7-4790K from stock 4GHz to 4.4Ghz easy.

Further under advanced CPU OC feature we were able to overclock upto 4.8GHz stable with Vcore at 1.443v and VRIN at 1.677v

CPUz 4.4GHz, 4.7GHz and 4.8GHZ

Benchmarks

AIDA64

W Prime v2.10

Power Consumption

Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.

Pros

  • Good VRM heat sink with water cooling option.
  • Good and easy OC with Easy Tune
  • Swappable OP-amp and Gain Boost
  • Gold plated back I/O connectors
  • Black sleeve SATA cables
  • Support for up to four VGAs in SLI or CrossfireX

Cons

  • With four GFX cards no space for WIFI support
  • Idle power consumption a bit high

Conclusion

Gigabyte Z97X-GAMING G1 WIFI-BK is a great Z97 chipset base board satisfy both Gamers and Overclockers. While it lacks few features(M.2 connector) which are available in other boards, it still offer great features and looks awesome too.

Going for a gaming rig build with high-end three or four GPU, the Z97X-GAMING G1 WIFI-BK is the perfect option, with Killer NIC E2200 Lan, watercooling support and decent sound all build in.

In the end, there's a lot to like about this Z97 board, I can only say that the Gigabyte Z97X Gaming G1 WiFi-BK Motherboard is a well-designed, feature packed high quality motherboard. It is something I can recommend to everyone.

Gigabyte Z97X Gaming G1 WiFi Black Edition motherboard is a fantastic product for gamer and worthy of our PC Tek INDIA Excellence Award.

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