Final Thoughts and Conclusion
|9.9||Gigabyte has really outdone themselves with the Z97X-GAMING G1 WIFI-BK. Each and every aspect of this board, put to the test, performed incredibly well, either meeting or exceeding my expectations. As the base of a high-end three- or four-GPU gaming rig, the Z97X-GAMING G1 WIFI-BK is the perfect option, watercooling and decent sound all built right in. If the audio is not quite up to your taste, you can change that easily, and with the method offered, those who undertake such an expense will fully appreciate what Gigabyte has done here. This board is built for those who know their stuff and demand high quality. This is in fact the BLACK EDITION, and that I find myself so impressed is a testament to just how completely and successfully Gigabyte has executed their BLACK EDITION moniker. They set out to bring us the best and make it bullet-proof, which is most definitely what I see here.|
As Gigabyte's high-end GAMING product, there is not much left to say. Adding the capability to push four VGAs with a platform that did not really set out to work in such a way is no small task, and Gigabyte managed to pack everything else in that is here, including their completely blacked-out esthetic once the heatsinks are removed, which shows their commitment to meeting their customers' needs, since everything I see here was directly asked for at one point or another. It costs a fair bit, but once in your hands, you cannot deny that every penny spent was worth it. Look, finish, and feel: This board has it all.