Gigabyte has released another Z170 motherboard in its coveted G1.Gaming series, the Z170X-Gaming 6. The board is of course targeted at gamers and enthusiasts. The ATX board gets power from a combination of 24-pin and 8-pin EPS connectors and features an 11-phase CPU VRM. There are large heatsinks that cover the VRM area and a large cover on the I/O area.
As far as expansion slots go you have three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, two of which are wired to the CPU (x16/MC or x8/x8), with the third being electrical gen 3.0 x4 and is wired to the PCH. You also have four PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots. For storage you have three 16 Gb/s SATA-Express ports, which are made up of six SATA 6GB/s ports and you also have a pair of 32 Gb/s M/2 slots.
Other connectivity includes two USB 3.1 ports (type-A / type-C), eight USB 3.0 ports and a good number of USB 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet (Intel / Killer E2201), DisplayPort and HDMI. The board also features Gigabyte’s 8-channel AMP-UP onboard audio solution that features an 115 dBA codec, user-replaceable OPAMP, electrolytic capacitors, ground-layer isolation, and gold-plated analog jacks. Pricing was not released by Gigabyte.