• Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C and Type-A
  • 2- Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable Design
  • Dual NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5+ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio
  • Killer E2500 Gaming Network
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • RGB FUSION LED Light Show design
  • Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
  • Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
  • 2 SATA Express Connectors for up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers
  • Lightning-Fast Intel Thunderbolt 3 AIC Support
  • APP Center Including Cloud Station Utility



RGB FUSION | Set the Color that Matches Your Style

GIGABYTE's 200 series motherboards boast the most advanced LED system in the market today. With more customizability than ever and a convenient and intuitive UI thanks to the RGB Fusion App, youll have a blast making your GIGABYTE your own. LED enthusiasts now have even more options with the ability to customize multiple zones independently. For a more functional use, the bright and vibrant LEDs can be configured to display the PCs temperature or load. For even more LED goodness RGBW strips are now supported for more true and vibrant whites.

Multi-Zone Light Show Design

  • 16.8M RGB Colors
  • 2 Programmable Sections
  • 7 Different Lighting Effects
  • 1 RGBW Light Strip Pin Header
  • Accent LED with Interchangeable Overlay
  • Advanced Mode for Extreme Customizability


Surround Lighting

Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

Swappable Overlay for Accent LED

GIGABYTE brings even more color and life to your system with an Accent LED Overlay. This overlay complements the RGB Fusion technology in GIGABYTE Motherboards adding more flare and style to your gaming machine. With the swappable overlay users can utilize different patterns and designs to make their system their own.

Supports RGBW Light Strips

Independently Programmable Onboard Pin Header for RGBW LED Strips

Not bright enough? You can install standard 12V external RGB or RGBW light strips on the RGBW pin header and control its color from the RGB Fusion software. With RGBW light strips that have a dedicated white color LED, you can have brighter and more vibrant colors.

No need to worry when choosing light strips as the GIGABYTE motherboards support a wide variety of RGBW light strips on the market thanks to the RGB Fusion software that allows users to redefine the pin location for the R/G/B Signal.

RGB Fusion(Advanced mode)

With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to different preset LED lighting configurations with choice of colors. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature.

For true lighting experts there is an Advanced Mode, which can be fully customized by individual area with its own effects and color transitions, along with specific duration and transition times.

Once done, its simple to save and share your lighting profile with others.

Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

All Hybrid Fan Pin Headers

  • All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.
  • Supports up to 2 amps with built-in overcurrent protection—a must for high-end high current fans.

Closed Loop WaterCooling


System Fan

WaterCooling Pump

New Smart Fan 5 Software

Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage scenario. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.

Interoperable Sensors and Fans

  • Each fan can be customized to operate at different speeds according to any defined temperature source input (except the CPU fan).

Fan Curve

  • Customize fan curves based on specific temperatures with the intuitive graphical UI.

Enhanced BIOS Interface

The enhanced BIOS interface also has the advanced features seen in the Smart Fan 5 UI, such as: the ability to set triggers based on different temperature sensors on the board, fan curve definition and the temperature interval setting, which can prevent fan rotation noise caused by sudden temperature changeall without having to load Windows.

Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 + ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp

ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio

The ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio and features such as Smart Headphone Amp, 108dB SNR recording for precise voice chats and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.

Smart Headphone Amp

Automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, whether earbuds or high-end headphones to provide optimal audio dynamicspreventing issues such as low volume and distortion.

Creative X-Fi MB5 Software

The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 provides you with everything you need to stretch your audio experience potential. Its a comprehensive suite of tools, equipped with cutting-edge technology and premium audio quality, effects and features to support your needs. Featuring SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies, it gives you the fullest audio experience like no other.

High-End Audio Capacitors

GIGABYTE Gaming motherboards use high-end audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.

USB DAC-UP 2 | Adjustable Voltage USB Port with Dedicated Power Design

  • GIGABYTE improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2.
  • USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop.
  • Virtual reality pioneers and gamers alike can rest assured that their expensive accessories and peripherals will not encounter connectivity or power deficiency issues with the GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP 2. With Gaming Gear drawing large amounts of power and having firm specification requirements USB DAC-UP 2 is up for the challenge.

Immersive VR Gaming Experience

  • VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90FPS or greater.
  • Only Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experience.

Killer E2500 Gaming Network

Killer E2500 is a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and media performance compared to standard solutions.

Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2


With two NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, GIGABYTE brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the dual M.2 provides an ideal storage solution as it also supports RAID modes.

Fast Onboard Storage with NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 110mm M.2 (Up to 32 Gb/s)

GIGABYTE's M.2 solution offers considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interfaces for M.2 SSD devices.


GIGABYTE Extreme USB 3.1Motherboards

The ASMEDIA2142 USB 3.1 controller utilizes 2 PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering a total of up to 16 Gb/s, which means you have extra bandwidth to take full control of the 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

Connecting the Future - USB Type-C

  • The World's Next Universal Connector
  • Reversible USB Type-C with USB 3.1 Gen 2

Diagnostic LEDs | Hardware Troubleshooting at a Glance

Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to quickly diagnose which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is malfunctioning so they may take action promptly.

Dual Armor DIMM and PCIe Metal Shielding

Never worry about your heavy graphics card damaging your motherboard again. GIGABYTE's proprietary Ultra Durable PCIe Metal Shielding reinforces the PCIe connector to prevent slot damage due to heavy graphics card. The DIMM and PCIe metal shield also provides extra strength for when you forget to release the lock while replacing your component, adding a foolproof option which can save your PC's life.

Ultra Durable PCIe Armor

Enhanced Strength PCIe Design, Support for Heavy Graphics Cards For Extreme / VR Gaming Station

Ultra Durable Memory Armor

GIGABYTE's exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion and twist, plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design

Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

Refreshed BIOSEasy, Smart, and Friendly

The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.


The GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your systems behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.


The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your systems BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE serversor you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.


3D OSD automatically detects and displays your system information during games, allowing you to easily get a hold of your system information without switching between screens.

GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS (UEFI) Design

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.

TriDef SmartCam | Custom Stream Modding

To facilitate being the full streaming solution each GIGABYTE motherboard includes TriDef SmartCam software, you are now able to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.



1. Support for 7th and 6th generation Intel Core i7 processors/ 
Intel Core i5 processors/Intel Core i3 processors/ IntelPentium processors/
Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package

2. L3 cache varies with CPU

(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)


1. Intel H270 Express Chipset


1. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory

* Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 
4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be
less than the size of the physical memory installed.

2. Dual channel memory architecture

3. Support for DDR4 2400(O.C.)* / 2133 MHz memory modules

* To support 2400 MHz or XMP memory, you must install a 7th generation processor.

4. Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules 
(operate in non-ECC mode)

5. Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules

6. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

* To support 2400 MHz or XMP memory, you must install a 7th generation processor.

(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel HD Graphics support:

1. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* Support for HDMI 1.4 version.

2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.

Maximum shared memory of 1 GB


1. Realtek ALC1220 codec

2. Support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5

3. High Definition Audio

4. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

5. Support for S/PDIF Out


1. 1 x Killer E2500 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Expansion Slots

1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)

* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, 
be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.

2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)

* The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1_1 and PCIEX1_2 slots. 
The PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x1 mode when the PCIEX1_1 or 
PCIEX1_2 slot is populated.

3. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots

(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

4. 2 x PCI slots

Multi-Graphics Technology

1. Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies

Storage Interface


1. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and 
PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)(M2A1_32G)

2. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)

3. 2 x SATA Express connectors

4. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

5. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

* Refer to "1-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 
and SATA connectors.


Chipset+ASMedia ASM2142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller:

1. 1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support

2. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel


1. 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through 
the internal USB headers)

2. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the
internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors

1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector

3. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors

4. 2 x SATA Express connectors

5. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

6. 1 x CPU fan header

7. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header

8. 2 x system fan headers

9. 1 x system fan/water cooling pump header

10. 1 x front panel header

11. 1 x front panel audio header

12. 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers

13. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers

14. 1 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable header

15. 1 x S/PDIF Out header

16. 1 x serial port header

17. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header

18. 1 x Thunderboltadd-in card connector

19. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors

1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port

2. 1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support

3. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)

4. 1 x DVI-D port

5. 1 x HDMI port

6. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports

7. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

8. 1 x RJ-45 port

9. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, 
Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

I/O Controller

1. iTE I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

1. Voltage detection

2. Temperature detection

3. Fan speed detection

4. Overheating warning

5. Fan fail warning

6. Fan speed control

* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend 
on the fan (pump) you install.


1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash

2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS

3. Support for DualBIOS

4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features

1. Support for APP Center

* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. 
Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on 
motherboard specifications.




BIOS Setup

Color Temperature

Cloud Station



Fast Boot

Game Boost

ON/OFF Charge

Platform Power Management

RGB Fusion

Smart Backup

Smart Keyboard

Smart TimeLock

System Information Viewer

USB Blocker



2. Support for 3TB+ Unlock

3. Support for Q-Flash

4. Support for Xpress Install

Bundle Software

1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)

2. Intel Optane Memory Ready

Operating System

1. Windows 10 64-bit (for 7th Generation Intel Processors)

2. Windows 10 64-bit / Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bits 
(for 6th Generation Intel Processors)

* Please download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's 
website and install it before installing Windows 7.

Form Factor

1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Box Contents

1. GA-H270-Gaming 3 motherboard

2. Two SATA cables

3. Motherboard driver disk

4. I/O Shield

5. User's Manual

6. One G Connector

No additional files, specification sheets, guides or documentation found for product.

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