Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 VRM & PCB Analysis [Video]

By Published January 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

In the latest feature from overclocker Buildzoid, we follow-up on our full review of the Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 motherboard with a VRM analysis of the motherboard. The Gigabyte Gaming 7 of the Z270X family, ready for Kaby Lake, is one of the pricier boards at $240 and attempts to justify its cost in two ways: Overclocking features and RGB LEDs (naturally).

For this video-only coverage, Buildzoid analyzes the VRM, muses about its somewhat foreign design, and talks potential for the board. We previously noted that this motherboard had poor auto vCore settings for users opting for out-of-box configs (though those will theoretically be resolved with the latest BIOS update), but also noted that its manual overclocking potential is high.

Learn more in the above video.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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