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Gigabyte S1151 ATX GA-X170-WS ECC DDR4 Motherboard, BONUS Steelseries Mouse Pad!

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Intel Socket 1151 (Support Xeon E3-1200 v5/Intel Core), Intel C236 Chipset, 4 x DDR4 up to 64GB Dual Channel, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x DVI-D, HD Audio, Dual Intel Gigabit LAN, 1 x PCI Express x16 running at x16 (PCIEX16), 1 x PCI Express x16 running at x8 (PCIEX8), 1 x PCI Express x16 running at x4 (PCIEX4), 1 x PCI Express x1, 2 x PCI, 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support), 1 x U.2 connector, 2 x SATA Express, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s, 1 x USB Type-C, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 6 x USB 3.0/2.0, 6 x USB 2.0/1.1, Thunderbolt 3 Certified Motherboard, ATX Form Factor, BONUS SteelSeries 63004 QcK Gaming Mouse Pad PN 63004 CASH PRICE
Manufacturer PN: GA-X170-WS ECC
GTIN: 889523006092
Warranty: 3 Year
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Next Generation 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt™ 3

Thunderbolt™ 3 – The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection


Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified Motherboard

Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over a USB Type-C™ connector on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE X170-WS ECC, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as Mini DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.

To upgrade the X170-WS ECC, go to : Free Upgrade to Thunderbolt™ 3



Daisy-chain Multiple Devices

Support for Mini DisplayPort 1.2 makes Thunderbolt™ 3 a must have for any enthusiast. The X170-WS ECC is able to support a display in 4K resolution at 60 FPS. In addition, Thunderbolt™ 3 over USB Type-C™ has revolutionary industry-first features such as Power Delivery 2.0, and the ability to daisy-chain up to 6 devices thanks to the X170-WS ECC 's USB Type-C™ port.

Compatibility may vary according to system configuration and device specifications.

Define Your Professional Platform

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable ™ Motherboards


GIGABYTE C236 Series motherboards support the Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v5 processor and 6th Gen. Intel® Core™/Pentium®/Celeron® processors, bringing cutting edge features and ultimate performance to your next PC build.

NVIDIA® QUADRO® Professional Graphics Supports

NVIDIA® QUADRO® 3D Workstation Professional Graphics Solutions are designed and built specifically for artists, designers, and engineers, NVIDIA Quadro GPUs power more than 100 professional applications across a broad range of industries. Professionals trust them to enable their best work using applications such as Adobe® Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Suites, Dassault Systemes, CATIA and SOLIDWORKS, Siemens NX, PTC Creo, and many more.

The Intel® USB 3.1 controller utilizes 4 PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering up to 32 Gb/s total bandwidth, for uncompromised transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s per USB 3.1. 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 Standard-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


The USB Type-C™ is a new reversible connector that is loaded with useful features such as USB 3.1 support for 10 Gb/s transfer speed and DisplayPort 1.2 support to connect 4K monitors. Powered by the Intel® controller, this little port is the better USB Type-C™.

* Display feature may vary by model.

PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2

With 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. 

* The above photos are for reference only.

Support for DDR4 2133 MHz Memory Modules

The next generation of DRAM is here with DDR4. Featuring stock frequencies starting at 2133 MHz, DDR4 delivers up to 20% less energy consumption and twice as much density as the previous generation DDR3. DDR4 can help GIGABYTE users to load their programs faster, increase responsiveness of their system and help them to handle heavy data tasks in a flash. GIGABYTE motherboards provide Dual Channel DDR4 memory support across the entire range, bringing exceptionally fast memory access.

ECC Memory (Error-correcting code)

Utilizing specialized memory chips on the RAM modules, it can eliminate small data discrepancies and prevent data corruption to ensure reliability for critical applications while helping to reduce system crashes.

* ECC (Error Correcting Code Memory)
** ECC support varies by CPU.

Dual Intel® GbE LAN

Primary LAN Intel® I210-AT support the best virtualization compatibility and performance.
Secondary LAN Intel® I219LM supports Intel vPRO technology.

2-Way SLI™/3-Way CrossFire™ Multi-Graphics

Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.



Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Metal Shielding

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



* The above photos are for reference only.

Next Generation SATA Express

SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI Express and SATA to provide much higher bandwidth, featuring data transfer rates of up to 16Gb/s.

The above photos are for reference only.

Turbo B-Clock:

Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC


Thanks to the onboard TURBO B-Clock Tuning IC, GIGABYTE Motherboards enable Overclockers to have the ability to change their BCLK Frequency to a desired value of their choice. With the new linear range adjustment option of the Tuning IC, ranges from 90MHz to 500MHz are now possible, so that overclockers are not limited to the 5% ranges of traditional straps.

* Turbo B-Clock overclocking range may vary according to CPU capabilities.

Long Lifespan Durable Black™ Solid Caps

GIGABYTE motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU load, this provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability. These exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on GIGABYTE motherboards.


Gold Plated CPU Socket Design

GIGABYTE motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins or bad contacts. 

Intel® vPro™ Technology

Intel® vPro™ technology is a set of security and manageability capabilities built into Intel® Core™ processor family, Intel® chipsets, and network adapters which can simplify and accelerate critical IT functions...more

  1. Support for Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v5 processors/Intel® Core™ processors/ Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
  1. Intel® C236 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 2133 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules
    * To support ECC, you must install an Intel® Xeon processor.
  5. Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
  1. 1 x DisplayPorts, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60 Hz
    * Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
  2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
  1. Realtek® ALC1150 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
  1. 2 x Intel® GbE LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  2. Support for Teaming
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 x8 (PCIEX8)
  3. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    * The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the SATA3 0/1 connectors. 
    When the PCIEX4 slot is installed with a x4 or above card, the SATA 3 0/1 connectors becomes unavailable.
  4. 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
    * The PCIEX1 slot shares bandwidth with the SATA3 2/3 and U2_32G connectors. When the U2_32G connector is installed with an U.2 device, the PCIEX1 and SATA3 2/3 connectors become unavailable.
    (All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
  5. 2 x PCI slot
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ and 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
    * If the iRSTe Support item in BIOS Setup is set to Enabled, the RAID function will become unavailable when an M.2 PCIe SSD is installed. 
    (Refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," "Peripherals," for more information.)
  2. 1 x U.2 connector
  3. 2 x SATA Express connectors
  4. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5)
  5. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
    * Refer to "1-9 Internal Connectors," for the supported configurations with the U.2, M.2, SATA Express, and SATA connectors.
ASMedia® ASM1061 chip:
  1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3 6~7), supporting AHCI mode only
USB Chipset+Intel® USB 3.1 Controller:
  1. 1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 support
  2. 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
?? Chipset:
  1. 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (3 ports on the back panel, 1 ports onboard, 2 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. 1 x power information detection header (PMBUS)
  4. 1 x U.2 connector
  5. 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
  6. 2 x SATA Express connectors
  7. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  8. 2 x SATA power headers (SATA_DOM)
  9. 2 x SATA detection headers (SATA_SGP)
  10. 1 x CPU fan header
  11. 1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
  12. 1 x system fan header (SYS_FAN2)
  13. 3 x system fan/water cooling pump headers (SYS_FAN1/3/4_PUMP)
  14. 3 x smart fan mode control jumpers
  15. 3 x temperature sensor headers
  16. 1 x front panel header
  17. 1 x front panel audio header
  18. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  19. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 port (USB30_OB)
  20. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  21. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  22. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  23. 2 x serial port headers
  24. 1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
  25. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  26. 1 x power button
  27. 1 x reset button
  28. 1 x Clear CMOS button
  29. 1 x BIOS switch
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x DVI-D port
  3. 1 x DisplayPort
  4. 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 support
  5. 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red)
  6. 3 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  7. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  8. 2 x RJ-45 ports
  9. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  10. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
  3. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan (pump) speed detection
  4. CPU/System/Chipset overheating warning
  5. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan (pump) fail warning
  6. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan (pump) speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
  1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. 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.
  2. @BIOS
  3. Ambient LED
  4. ON/OFF Charge
  5. System Information Viewer
  6. Support for Q-Flash
  7. Support for Xpress Install
Bundle Software
  1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
  2. Intel® Smart Response Technology (Olny for iRST mode)
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit
  2. Support for Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
    * 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
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
  2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.