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Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:16 am

We have been hearing about Intel’s Kaby Lake processor for a while now, it includes advancements for 4K UHD content, improved IGP, higher clock speeds, faster boost speed, and more. Along with the improvements in the processor, comes their new motherboard chipset, the Intel Z270. Gigabyte Aorus has sent us one of the latest motherboards that is designed for the extreme enthusiast, the Z270X-Gaming 9. This is Aorus’s top of the line motherboard for their initial release of the Intel Z270 series motherboard...

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Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby camaroguy1998 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:13 am

Wow, $500 for a Mobo! :yikes:
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Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby KnightRid » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:26 am

camaroguy1998 wrote:Wow, $500 for a Mobo! :yikes:


LOL - My exact reaction
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Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby camaroguy1998 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:42 am

Team that with a $350 i7 7700K...$850
I dont have that much in the last system I built and it has a $100 paint job!
Although its pretty close!
But, I would definitely like to have that setup!
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Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby DJ Tucker » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:41 pm

I didn't see the price tag at first but wow that's expensive. think I will be passing on this lol.
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Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:51 pm

The good news is that Gigabyte has a ton of boards for the Intel 200 series with pricing starting at $69.99. The bad news is that Gigabyte just gave me the updated final prices today and the Z270X-Gaming 9 had it's MSRP increased from $499 to $519... Not the right direction.

Z270X-Gaming 9 - $519.9
Z270X-Gaming 8 - $399.9
Z270X-Gaming 7 - $239.9
Z270X-Gaming K7 - $199.9
Z270X-Gaming 5 - $189.9
Z270X-Gaming K5 - $179.9
Z270X-Ultra Gaming - $164.9
Z270X-Gaming Yeti - $154.9
Z270X-Gaming - $149.99
Z270X-UD5 - $194.9
Z270X-A Ultra - $169.9
Z270X-UD3 - $149.9
Z270XP-SLI - $139.9
Z270-HD3P - $124.9
Z270-HD3 - $114.9
Z270P-D3 - $108.9
Z270MX-Gaming 5 - $159.9
Z270M-D3H - $119.9
Z270N-Gaming 5 - $169.9
Z270N-WIFI - $149.9
H270-Gaming - $114.9
H270-HD3P - $109.9
H270-HD3 - $99.9
H270M-D3H - $94.9
H270M-DS3H - $87.9
H270N-WIFI - $119.9
B250M-D3H - $84.9
B250M-DS3H - $69.9
B250M-HD3 - $69.9
B250N Phoenix-WIFI - $124.9
Q270M-D2H - $139.9
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Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby KnightRid » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:12 am

And the even better news is that Gigabyte rules!! Not at $500 though :shock:

Way better than ASRock crap :finga:
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Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby camaroguy1998 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:37 am

With the 31 boards Apop priced out, makes me hope for a few more Mobo reviews!
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Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:01 am

camaroguy1998 wrote:With the 31 boards Apop priced out, makes me hope for a few more Mobo reviews!


Tell me about it...

1 board review out of 31 Gigabyte boards = 3% of the Gigabtye lineup reviewed

15 years ago when the site started there were just a handful of boards for each launch and PC sales were booming. Now each company has 30 boards and PC sales are sluggish.

Perfect storm and this is one reason it is so much harder to get traffic on reviews (not to mention videos are overtaking written reviews with the under 30 crowd). We review 4-5 boards for each chipset and don't even cover 5% of the market. I honestly have no clue why Gigabyte has 20 Z270 boards with plans to add more over the next year.
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Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

Postby KnightRid » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:02 am

Companies do this all the time with the "Everyone wants more choices" theory. You will have people who bitch and complain if there is not a specific board to meet their needs but write them off and make 5-8 boards max. Save production costs and therefore lower the price needed to be charged for each board, tech support would be easier and it would just make more sense. I was thinking 3-5 boards at first but I figured we should start a bit bigger.

So if Gigabyte would like me for CEO, I am available :mrgreen:

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