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Colorful Introduces the iGame Z170 Ymir-X Gaming Motherboard


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Storage ADATA SU800 512GB + Intel SSD320 120GB + Patriot WildFire 120GB
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Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
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Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly debuts its high-end gaming motherboard: the iGame Z170 Ymir-X for the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors. As part of the iGame family of high-performance products intended for gamers and enthusiasts, this board sports the most sought-after features for the best gaming experience.

Sporting a rich arsenal of features, the iGame Z170 Ymir-X motherboard is built to let gamers experience the best from Colorful with powerful hardware built and designed for the most demanding gamers. Featuring 14-phase power delivery design for stable and reliable power delivery, complimented by 10K black gold solid caps and SANYO tantalum capacitors.

iGame Z170 Ymir-X Features
  • Robust power delivery - 14-phase power design built with reliable, high-performance components for excellent stability and reliability
  • KillerLAN - Killer E2205 gaming-grade network for optimal network performance and bandwidth traffic management
  • Gamer Voice - professional Hi-Fi audio system featuring 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) hi-fi chip for clear and high power audio together with Nichicon Japanese capacitors.
  • Clear audio output - dedicated USB audio ports for stable 5v voltage delivery for clear and distortion-free USB audio and gold-plated 3.5mm audio ports that can support up to 600Ω audio devices and improved lifespan.
  • Dedicated gaming peripheral ports -Experience highly-stable and responsive peripherals regardless of kind with dedicated keyboard and mouse ports powered by Fintek chips.
  • Everything at your fingertips - dedicated physical buttons on-board for maintenance (power on/off, reset, CMOS clear) and a one-key overclocking button to instantly boost performance by up to 20-30%.
  • U-Disk One-Key BIOS Update - flash your BIOS with ease by just saving your ROM to a USB drive, inserting the drive in a USB port and pressing the BIOS update button and you're all set.
  • Dual BIOS - protect your system with dual BIOS ROMs. Switch and recover from a secondary BIOS or maintain to different BIOS versions for maximum compatibility.
  • Support for high-speed storage - SATA Express and M.2 ports allow users to utilize the latest in storage technology providing more bandwidth and transfer speed than conventional SATAIII speeds.
  • Multi-GPU support - scale your graphics performance with both NVIDIA and AMD multi-GPU solutions to power the most demanding games. NVIDIA 2-way SLI and AMD 3-way CrossfireX supported.
  • User-customizable LED lighting - tweak the lighting of the audio area to your own style with user-customizable multi-color LED lights


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Jan 5, 2006
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System Name Sansaya / Sansaya Laptop
Processor Intel i7 6700K @ 4.3GHz (1.175 V) / Intel i3 7100U
Motherboard Asus Z170 Pro Gaming / HP 83A3 (U3E1)
Cooling Noctua NH-U12S + Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut + 3 case fans / Fan
Memory 16GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz CL15 / 6GB DDR4 Samsung 2400MHz CL15
Video Card(s) MSI GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB / Intel HD620
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 512GB + Hitachi 2.5" 7200rpm 750GB / Samsung 256GB M.2 SSD
Display(s) 23.8" Dell S2417DG 165Hz G-Sync 1440p + 21.5" LG 22MP67VQ IPS 60Hz 1080p / 14" 1080p IPS Glossy
Case Be quiet! Silent Base 600 - Window / HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX Onboard / Realtek onboard + B&O speaker system
Power Supply Be quiet! Straight Power 10 500 Watt CM / Powerbrick
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Laser wireless / Logitech Nano Laser wireless
Keyboard RAPOO E9270P Black 5GHz wireless / HP backlit
Software Windows 8.1 x64 / Windows 10
Benchmark Scores Superposition 14106 (1080p medium) Fire Strike 21169 graphics score. Valley 8xAA 4218
Looks similar to the new X99 Gigabyte boards with all that plastic.
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Jan 20, 2014
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Colorful makes boards? is this something new or market in my area is little slow?
Oct 18, 2013
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If I knew, I'd tellz ya...
System Name The Big RED One
Processor i7-6700k, oc'd to 4.7 ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte G1 Gaming 7- Z170x
Cooling Corsair H110i-GT AIO + 3x Corsair AF140's + 4x AF140 (int/exh) + 2x CM120 (bottom int)
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengence Red RBG DDR4-3200 XMP 2x
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1060/6GB w/15% o/c
Storage 2x 960 Pro m.2 nvme, 1x Hitachi 2TB spinner for storage
Display(s) Samsung 32" & 24" LCD's @1920x1280 60hz
Case Thermaltake TT900 Super Tower w/custom paint and ExAF treatment
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA G2 SuperNova 850W Modular
Mouse Logitech MX5500 combo
Keyboard see above
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shiite turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores Quicker than flies on a dung pile
Looks practically indentical to the Gigabyte Gaming 7 too :D
Apr 29, 2014
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Cooling RX 360mm + 140mm Custom Loop in Push Pull Config. / Dell Stock / HP Stock
Memory Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2666 16gb (4x4gb) CL 16 / 1333mhz DDR3 96gb 12 x 8gb / 12gb DDR4 3 x 4gb
Video Card(s) GTX Titan XP (2025mhz) / Asus GTX 950 (No Power Connector) / RX 580
Storage Samsung 512gb SSD RAID 0 and 2tb HDD x4 RAID 5 / 300gb x8 RAID 5 / NVME 240gb SSD and 1tb HDD
Display(s) Acer XG270HU 1440p 144hz Freesync, Acer B286HK 4K UHD Monitor / 1080p 60hz Freesync display
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D / Dell Poweredge R710 Rack Mount Case / HP Omen 17
Audio Device(s) Realtec ALC1150 (On board)
Power Supply Rosewill Lightning 1300Watt
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G19S
Software Windows 10 Pro / Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows 10 Home
Huh, decent looking board and kinda understated which is odd by Colorful standards. That's one heck of a nice VRM though!
Oct 22, 2014
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Processor Intel i5 3570K @ 3.8GHz
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 ATX
Cooling Antec C400
Memory G. Skill 8Gb (2x4Gb) 2133Mhz
Video Card(s) iGPU
Storage Sandisk X 400 256Gb
Case Antec Sonata (don't laugh)
Audio Device(s) No need.
Software W7 Home Premium 64 bit
Looks nice and has nice spacing for the PCI-e slots.
Apr 15, 2013
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Processor Mostly Intel or AMD
Motherboard ATX or mATX
Cooling Bong Cooler
Memory DDR2-4
Video Card(s) A few
Storage Plenty Platters or SSDs or USBs
Display(s) Samsung 23"
Case 5 on the floor
Audio Device(s) There's one for my M7 Gene, Oh I have 3-4 PCI 5.1 ones.Sabrent! lol
Power Supply 750-1000W
Mouse cheap
Keyboard Used ps2 from garage sales
Software Yeah
Benchmark Scores http://hwbot.org/user/schmuckley/#Hardware_Library http://valid.canardpc.com/rbjpbg
As with ECS..I wonder if the BIOS is up to snuff?


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Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Pro Gen3
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F CPU cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Mushkin Redline DDR-3 1866
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G LE
Storage 1x 250GB MX200 SSD; 2x 2TB WD Black; 1x4TB WD Black;1x 2TB WD Green (eSATA)
Display(s) HP 25VX 25" IPS @ 1920 x 1080
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black w/Titanium front -windowed
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic X-850
Mouse Logitech G500
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
Colorful makes boards? is this something new or market in my area is little slow?
It's not just you...I'm right there with you reacting in surprise.
Jan 2, 2012
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Processor AMD Ryzen R7 1700X @ 3.9 Ghz
Motherboard BIOSTAR X370GT7
Cooling Cryorig H5 Universal dual fan mode
Memory Team T-Force Night Hawk DDR4-3200 2x16 GB
Video Card(s) Inno3D GTX 1080 GAMING OC
Storage 512 GB Samsung 850 Pro + 3 x 2 TB WD Blue
Display(s) LG 27MB85Z
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Black
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 750W
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Leopold FC980M (MX Ergo Clear 68g) | KBD75 (Zealio 65g) | DZ60 (MX Silent Black 65g)
Software Windows 10 version 1607 x64 + Ubuntu 16.04
Colorful makes boards? is this something new or market in my area is little slow?
They've been releasing boards since LGA 775 and nForce day but, as they always been, exclusively to mainland China and Asia market.
Nov 16, 2006
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Memory 16gb G.Skill Trident Z 16gb cl16 / 16gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400@2133cl9
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 1070 / Powercolor R9 390 PCS+
Storage Samsung SM961 256gb,BX100 250gb ,kc400 512gb/ 120gb Corsair Force GT, HyperX Savage 240gb,
Display(s) Panasonic 50dx700 tv + Dell u2515 / Dell u2312
Case TTake Suppressor F51/F31
Power Supply EVGA 1000 P2 / EVGA 650 G2
Mouse G900 / G700s
Keyboard Roccat Suora FX Brown / Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Win 10 / Win 10
I like it when graphics card companies branch out, most of the times we have seen this happen was back when nvidia were building reference nforce boards like the 650 and 680 (EVGA, XFX, BFG and probably a few others were all selling identical boards for a while, though i think evga had previously built boards since nforce 3), Sapphire released a cool ATI chipset board with a white pcb around the same time too.

Interesting to see someone new (to the west) build boards for the sake of it, not just due to ties with a GPU manufacturer building chipsets