Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force

  • Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force
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The Z97X-SOC Force is Gigabyte's latest flagship motherboard, it features 4-way SLI or Crossfire support, Creative Sound Core3D quad-core audio processor, AMP-UP audio technology with exclusive upgradable OP-AMP, dual Gigabit LAN, dual DAC-UP USB ports, gold plated display and audio ports, high end Nichicon audio capacitors, Bluetooth 4.0 and 867Mbps 11AC dual band WIFI card.

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By TechSpot on

Overall, the Z97X-SOC Force looks to be a nice option for overclockers wanting to stress a Haswell processor. For those less interested in overclocking but wanting a better balance of features, be sure to check out the Z97X-UD7 TH for $220, it's another great looking board.

By AnandTech on

This restricts CPU cooling to the big pots used for liquid nitrogen or dry ice, but extends the tolerances for DRAM timing for better performance at the super-high end. For example, GIGABYTE took the DDR3 frequency world record at Computex this year with this motherboard, which is now set at DDR3-4560 MHz.

By LegitReviews on 90

The GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force has all the features that make an Intel Z97 motherboard a great board for everyday use in a desktop system. If you’re looking for a great board for some extreme overclocking with LN2 there are few that offer the benefits and features geared for that which are offered by the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force.

By ModdingMX on 90

Finalmente destacar las características de Overclock como OC Touch, OC Connect y OC Brace que son herramientas pensadas en los profesionales del overclocking, facilitándoles el proceso de overclock con enfriamiento extremo, además de la incorporación de tecnologías como los controladores PowIRstage que en conjunto con OC Peg nos garantizarán la estabilidad energética del sistema aun con frecuencias muy altas.

By Back2Gaming on 90

As for our recommendation, if you are buying a Z97 board right now and want to be ready to compete with the bad boys of extreme OC come Devils Canyon, the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE is one of the most affordable option you have at $209.

By TweakTown on 90

I'm really looking forward to getting this on my test bed for some real testing, where I'll throw four SSDs into RAID 0 for some storage fun. That, and some multi-GPU, multi-monitor testing as well as the usual 4K testing you can expect. Fun times ahead.

By HWBox on 92

As a true replacement for Z87-OC, the Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force is not the revolution, but the natural progression. And with this in mind we will assess how to move around 250 €, and let's not even listed in a Greek shop. For Overclockers, if you are willing to adapt to the new BIOS layout of Gigabyte motherboards, certainly could be a pretty good choice!