Gigabyte Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 1.0 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI

MX68738 Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 1.0 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI
MX68738 Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 1.0 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI MX68738 Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 1.0 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI MX68738 Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 1.0 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI MX68738 Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 1.0 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI

Product Info

Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs

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Supercharged to Outperformfeature

The AORUS Z370 enthusiast motherboards are faster and more powerful than any other motherboards the world has seen. With aggressively redesigned armor and thermal heatsinks, its performance capabilities and durability are second to none. Performance is no stranger to AORUS Motherboards, with exotic cooling and an ability to be tuned to peak performance levels, AORUS motherboards will exceed your expectations at work and play.

Take Advantage of the Full Potential of Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs

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Overwhelming Power. Indisputable Supremacy. Unrestrained Potential.
The Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming Motherboard along with the Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processors go farther and do more than previous Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever could with more Cores and higher clock rates. Do everything, do it all at the same time, and do it without sacrificing responsiveness or modern I/O options that increase your performances.

The latest 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake Processors for the Z370 Chipset start initially with 4 cores and threads and ramp up from there. With enhanced higher clock rates, improved caching and increased per core IPC performance, you have all the computing horsepower you have been dreaming of.

Now you can fly through your inbox of work tickets at the Office and / or gain a significant tactical advantage in online multiplayer Games. Feel free to Stream your victories to your legions of fans without fear of lower frame rates, stuttering and other low performance issues associated with lesser hardware.

Render. Stream. Compile. Encode. Work or Play.
Real-World Productivity or Virtual Reality Entertainment. The Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming Motherboard has the support features to let your Intel® Coffee Lake Processor overwhelm your most daunting workloads with more advanced features and options than ever!

  • Exceptional Performance & Responsiveness
    • Excellent multi-thread performance with up to 6 Processor Cores
    • Enhanced core & memory overclocking
    • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Impressive Media & Display
    • Rec.2020 & HDR Support
    • HEVC 10-bit HW decode/encode and HDCP v2.2
    • VP9 10-bit HW decode
    • Premium UHD/4K content support
  • Compelling Platform Integration
    • Support for next generation Intel® Optane™ Memory

Features

  • Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • ASMedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ Header
  • Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
  • ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio w/ Smart Headset AMP & WIMA Audio Caps
  • Intel GbE LAN Gaming Network with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Digital LED Light Show design, for digital LED & RGB LED strips
  • Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA interface
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • Anti-Sulfur Resistors Design
  • Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
  • Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Support
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs

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featureWith AORUS Z370 Motherboards, RGB Fusion is even better with Digital LEDs.* RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGBW/ Digital LED light strips for their PC.

Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion on Z370 Series AORUS Motherboards are now upgraded with Digital LED support.

With external digital LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.
*Digital LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Digital LED Strips are not included with this Motherboard.

AORUS Gaming Motherboards will support either 5Vdv or 12Vdc digital LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs comes with 9 new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.

Supports RGBW Light Strips
Independently Programmable Onboard Pin Headers support RGBW LED Strips.

Multi-Zone Light Show Design

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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.

Surround Lighting
Multi-light zones are equipped with high brightness RGB LEDs, namely the CPU, Memory, Armor, Audio, PCI-Express and Swappable Overlay for Accent LED. When it’s all set and done, your system will shine like never before.

Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
AORUS brings even more color and life to your system with an Accent LED Overlay. This overlay complements the RGB Fusion technology in AORUS 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.

Advanced Anti Sulphur Durabilityfeature

Sulfur compounds in the air can damage, pit and penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical changes that cause these resistors to open or short out their circuitry over time. If either of these wear conditions occur, your expensive motherboard will fail, stopping you in your tracks.

Equipping AORUS Z370 Motherboard Resistors with a unique Anti-Sulfur Design gives Gigabytes' Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning with increased durability and reliability.

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AORUS Audio

ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio
featureThe ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio!

Smart Impedance Headphone Amplifier
This audio chipset features such as Smart Headphone Amp, 114dB 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

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

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

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AORUS improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2 to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drops without quality issues.

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 AORUS 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.

AORUS Cooling

Smart Fan 5
featureWith 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.

  • 6 Temperature Sensors
  • 6 Hybrid Fan / Water Pump Headers
  • All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
  • Interoperable Fans and Sensors
  • Intuitive UI for Fan Control

Fan Stop
Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature; all of it can be customized to your liking.

Hybrid Fan Pin Headers

Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers—giving you absolute mastery over your PC. All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.

AORUS Performance

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4000MHz and Beyond with Intel® XMP

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4000MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module. Please visit www.aorus.com to see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

What is XMP?
DDR4 memory modules are available at a stock frequency of 2133MHz, but as frequency tweaking requires a considerable amount of effort and knowledge, memory vendors encode XMP profiles which can automatically modify the timings of the supported memory modules to work with your CPU and to achieve increased performance.

Immersive VR Gaming

Only Gaming PCs Offer the Best VR Gamingfeature
Smooth, immersive VR requires higher performance than playing games at Full HD 1080p. VR requires 90+ Frames per second at higher resolutions. You need the equivalent of a very serious Gaming Computer to do that.

AORUS Connectivity

Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Storage Slots
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential. Imagine transfer speeds up to 32Gb/second (4GB/second) per M.2 Slot with the fastest M.2 SSD Cards, even faster in certain RAID setups.

2x M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Card Slots, rated at 32Gb/second each:

  • 1x M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Type 22110 Card Slot
  • 1x M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Type 2280 Card Slot

Intel® Optane™ Performance Upgrade

The AORUS Z370 Platform is the first enthusiast platform that supports Intel's latest Optane™ technology. Optane™ fuels storage performance by acting as a cache drive giving users a significant boost compared to traditional mechanical drives; sometimes beyond the performance of SATA III SSDs.

Intel® Optane™ Memory fits traditional M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 110mm Card Slots.

Networking

Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator + Intel 802.11ac WiFi!
Intel® GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.

Industry Leading Static-Electricity & Surge Protection

USB with Precision Digital Fuse
Utilizing a digital fuse, motherboards are able to avert against over-current damage by reacting faster, with greater precision, and avoid unexpected voltage from external devices.

AORUS ULTRA DURABLEfeature

GIGABYTE's Patented Double Locking Bracket
Keep your Video Card(s) Secure with this exclusive 2 Stage, Double Card Locking Brackets. Soldered into the Motherboard, these solid Metal Pins ensure your PCIe 3.0 x16 Card Slots stay put, providing a strong foundation to attach your heavy, high end Video Card(s) to.

ULTRA DURABLE PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from AORUS reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor
AORUS exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion and twist, plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications

Refreshed Dual BIOS
featureThe 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.

GIGABYTE APP Center
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.

EasyTune™
GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

Overclocking to Boost Your Frame Rates
Get the highest levels of performance from your PC with easy-to-use GIGABYTE overclocking features.

3D OSD
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.

TriDef® SmartCam | Custom Stream Modding

To facilitate being the full streaming solution each AORUS 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.
*Free 1 month TriDef® SmartCam License.

4K Ultra HD Supportfeature
4K resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times today's standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI.

HDMI™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
featureHDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable.

HDMI is able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI™ is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.

CEC 2019 Ready: Saving energy, Environmental Friendly
The Z370 Motherboards are now ready for CEC 2019! The California Energy Commission(CEC) regulation measures PC systems'’' level power consumption. The Z370 Motherboards with selected key components fulfill CEC 2019 power saving requirements.

Additional Information:

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I/O Ports

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Compatibility

Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit.

Processor Support:

This Gigabyte Z370 Motherboard supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors. At time of release, this Motherboard initially supports these processors:

  • i7-8700K
  • i7-8700
  • i5-8600K
  • i5-8400
  • i3-8350K
  • i3-8100

View the Manufacturer's current CPU Support List

Specifications

CPU Support Supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors in the LGA1151 package
Chipset Intel® Z370 Express Chipset
   
Memory 4x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 Stock clocked Unbuffered Memory, 64GB Max RAM (4x 16GB)

Dual Channel Memory Architecture


Supports Overclocked Ram: DDR4 4000, 3866, 3800, 3733, 3666, 3600, 3466, 3400, 3333, 3300, 3200, 3000 and 2800

Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) RAM

   
Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:

1x DVI-D port, up to 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60Hz

1x HDMI v1.4 port, up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 30Hz
This HDMI port supports HDCP 2.2.
   
Storage 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10

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

All M.2 Slots support Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
(Only 1x Optane™ Memory Card supported at once)
   
Expansion Slots 1x 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

1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode

1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
* The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the M2P_32G connector. The PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x2 mode when a PCIe SSD is installed in the M2P_32G connector

3x PCI Express x1 slots
* The PCIEX1_3 slot shares bandwidth with the SATA3 1 connector. The SATA3 1 connector becomes unavailable when the PCIEX1_3 is populated.

Multi-GPU Support Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies (x16/x8)

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies (x16/x8)

   
USB Ports Intel® Z370 Chipset:
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1 (5Gbps) port via internal USB header
4x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen1 (5Gbps) ports on the back panel
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen1 (5Gbps) ports via internal USB header
2x USB 2.0/1.1 (480Mbps) ports on the back panel
4x USB 2.0/1.1 (480Mbps) ports via 2x internal USB headers

Chipset + ASMedia® Controllers:
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port on the back panel
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 port on the back panel

   
LAN Intel® LAN chipset:
1x Gigabit LAN port
   
Audio Realtek® ALC1220 codec:
High Definition Audio
Sound BlasterX 720° Support
2, 4, 5.1 & 7.1-channel

5x Gold Plated 3.5mm Audio Jacks
1x S/PDIF Out port

   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI port
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 port (red)
4x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0/1.1 Type-A ports
1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port
1x S/PDIF Out Optical connector
5x 3.5mm Audio Jacks
(Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
   
Internal I/O Connectors 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x CPU fan header
1x Water cooling CPU fan header
3x system fan headers
1x System fan/water cooling pump header
2x Digital LED strip headers
2x Digital LED strip power select jumpers
2x RGB (RGBW) LED strip headers
2x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x Front panel header
1x Front panel audio header
1x S/PDIF Out header
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 header
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 header
2x USB 2.0/1.1 Type-A headers
1x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
1x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1x Clear CMOS button
   
I/O Controller iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Overheating warning
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install
   
BIOS 2x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
   
Unique Features Support for Q-Flash

Support for Xpress Install

Support for APP Center:
3D OSD
@BIOS
AutoGreen
BIOS Setup
Color Temperature
Cloud Station
EasyTune
Easy RAID
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
Platform Power Management
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
Smart Keyboard
Smart TimeLock
Smart HUD
System Information Viewer
USB Blocker
USB DAC-UP 2
V-Tuner
Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm