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Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 (rev. 1.0) BIOS F5 - Overview

The Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 (rev. 1.0) BIOS F5 is a motherboard model designed for use with Intel Core i7/i5/i3, Pentium and Celeron processors. This model is based on Intel's Z270 Express chipset, making it capable of overclocking and running multiple graphics cards in tandem. With a range of features, ranging from lightning-fast USB 3.1 ports to support for up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, the Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 (rev. 1.0) motherboard is an ideal choice for users who want to build a high-performance computer system.

List of Features:

  • Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4DIMMs
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • ASMedia 2142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-A
  • Creative Sound Core 3D with built-in Rear Audio Amplifier and Front Audio Headphone Amplifier
  • Triple NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
  • Intel USB 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Type-C
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software


CPU Support for 7th/6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package
Chipset Intel Z270 Express Chipset
Memory 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
Storage 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
USB ASMedia USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller:
1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
ASMedia USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller:
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
Intel USB 3.1 Gen 1 Controller:
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 3.0
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting x4 mode
4 x PCI Express x1 slots, supporting PCIe 3.0
Lan Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Using Technologies:

  • Intel Optane Memory Ready - Provides for better system acceleration.
  • Creative Sound Core3D - A high-quality audio chip that provides superior audio and gaming experience on 7.1 channels of audio, with CrystalVoice noise-reduction technology to reduce background noise during conference calls.
  • NVMe M.2 SSDs support - enables you to install solid-state drives easy, making data transfer even faster and more reliable

Known Issues and Troubleshooting:

The use of the Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 (rev. 1.0) BIOS F5 motherboard can encounter occasional issues, and here are few common list of problems:

  • Occasionally, system crashes or freezes when running certain resource-demanding or compatible graphics intensive applications.
  • Some users might encounter problems updating the BIOS firmware.
  • There may be Compatibility issues with certain hardware components, and it is advised that buyers who are building a PC from scratch to confirm first, compatibility these parts with the motherboard before purchasing.

Those who experience system stability issues or startup problems can try updating the BIOS version, installing the latest system drivers, and making sure all components are well seated on their slots. However, if problems persist, it may be necessary to contact the manufacturer's technical support team or seek assistance from their local hardware technician to solve the underlying issue.

The Driver:

The drivers for the Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 (rev. 1.0) BIOS F5 motherboard are available for download from the motherboard manufacturer's official website. Drivers for the motherboard control all input and output operations between the hardware devices connected to the system and the installed operating system. These drivers ensure efficient and accurate data movements between computer peripheral devices including internal and external storage solutions, input/output devices, and others connected through USB, Ethernet or legacy connection stanards. It is highly recommended that users periodically update the drivers to ensure overall system performance optimization and safety.