The GA-Z170-HD3 has integrated Intel HD graphics support with 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x DVI-D, and 1 x VGA port. It can use up to 512MB of shared memory, has been optimized for multi-graphics technology, and is compatible with 2-Way AMD CrossFire technology. The HDMI 1.4 port of the GGA-Z170-HD3 can support a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz, the DVI-D port can support a maximum resolution 1920 x 12900 @ 60 Hz, and the VGA (D-Sub) port can support a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz. The DVI-D port will also not support a VGA connecting through an adapter.
Gigabyte is even bold enough to put its Ultra Durable brand on the low-cost Z170-HD3, which begs the question what was left out to get this board down to its target price? You’ll notice that it has a full range of slots including M.2, quad DIMMs and dual PCIe x16. Digging deeper into the specs reveals this model has a dual BIOS, with a recovery feature in case the user renders main firmware unbootable. It even has a pair of front-panel USB 3.0 headers, just in case you’d like to use this low-cost board with an expensive chassis. What it visibly lacks are any 10Gbps USB 3.1 ports or a DisplayPort connector.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable ™ Motherboards
GIGABYTE 100 series motherboards support the latest 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, a 14nm desktop CPU which features improved performance, power efficiency and support for DDR4 memory, bringing cutting edge features and ultimate performance to your next PC build.
- Memory: 4x DDR4
- Storage Interface: 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, 3 x SATA Express
- Slots: 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots, 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x4, 2x PCI-Express 3.0 x1, 2x PCI Slots
- Support for 2-Way AMD Crossfire technology
- Onboard Graphics: 1 x D-Sub port,1 x DVI-D port, 1 x HDMI port
- Intel Z170 Express Chipset
- ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 19.9cm