The Gigabyte motherboard we have for review today is the Z97X-SLI, featuring multi-GPU support for Nvidia SLI and ATI CrossFire. While Gigabyte's website lists no less than 45 different Z97 motherboards, some of these models feature more than one revision. The Z97X-SLI, for example, features three different revision numbers and the one we were supplied with for review is the 1.1 version. These revisions seem to offer little difference between them and most likely include minor tweaks and improvements over previous releases.
The Z97X-SLI is an SLI-capable motherboard priced very attractively for budget gamers. Due to licensing models with Nvidia, not all chipsets and boards are available to support SLI. Additionally the board will support CrossFire natively as all Z97 boards do. This model also features a high-end ALC1150 115dB SNR audio, high quality headphone amplifier and dedicated audio hardware zone to protect from interference. Intel Gigabit LAN, all solid caps and a new heatsink design round out the feature list.
Join us as we take a closer look at the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI.