At this moment the Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 6 costs $170 on Amazon, which gets you support for dual SLI or triple Crossfire, a Killer NIC E2200, a pair of M.2 slots, three SEx ports and even a Type-C USB 3.1 port in amongst other USB, A/V out and SATA connections. [H]ard|OCP tested the performance of this board and found the overclocking potential to be somewhat disappointing, although possible with some effort. After dealing with BIOS issues and some very warm MOSFETs one reviewer settled on running an i7 6700 @ 4.6GHz (100×46) and DDR4 set at 2666MHz. In the end this board is a good value for someone who wants a wide variety of features and is either disinclined to overclock or who is willing to put effort into tweaking the UEFI to acheive a decent overclock.
"GIGABYTE is back with its $165 Z170X Gaming 6 motherboard today. It’s a full featured motherboard that won’t break the bank and has a lot to offer. While many enthusiasts need what is considered high end, there are a lot of enthusiasts just looking for something that will get the job done with a few extra bells and whistles."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- MSI Z170A SLI Plus @ Kitguru
- ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S @ eTeknix
- MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon @ Modders-Inc
- ASRock Z170 Extreme4+ @ Hardware Canucks
- Gigabyte Z170-Gaming K3 @ eTeknix