Gigabyte Z370XP SLI Review

If you’re not interested in overly complicated, expensive gaming motherboards, the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI was made for you. Based on the Intel Z370 chipset, this motherboard delivers reliable performance at an acceptable price.

Gigabyte Z370XP SLI Review

Yet, we have to wonder if the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI isn’t just a gimmick.

In this review, we determine whether the Z370XP SLI is worth opening your wallet for. We look at its RAM, overclocking ability, and expansion options.

Gigabyte Z370XP SLI (Intel LGA1151/ Z370/ ATX/ 2xM.2/ SLI/Motherboard)
  • Supports 8th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4DIMMs
  • 2 Way SLI Support; Multi-Way Graphics Support with PCIe Armor and Ultra Durable Design
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
  • Realtek ALC1220 Codec

Gigabyte Z370XP SLI Motherboard (Our Review) 

Overall Assessment 

Gigabyte is known for high-end, robust motherboards. You may remember our Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming review from a while back. 

The Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard isn’t a power-packed machine. Gigabyte built it to last with a careful selection of components. It covers all the basics, and it looks good while doing it. 

Supported Processors

This motherboard supports 8th Gen Intel Core Processors. This CPU has two more cores than the previous generations, giving gamers 6 cores for extra processing power.

If you’re looking for an AMD alternative, check out our Gigabyte B450M DS3H review.

Overclocking

Overclocking on the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI is just as simple as on the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 3. Gigabyte included two modes for one-click overclocking. 

Gigabyte Z370XP SLI (Intel LGA1151/ Z370/ ATX/ 2xM.2/ SLI/Motherboard)
  • Supports 8th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4DIMMs
  • 2 Way SLI Support; Multi-Way Graphics Support with PCIe Armor and Ultra Durable Design
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
  • Realtek ALC1220 Codec

Peripherals

The Z370XP SLI comes with some excellent expansion options. 

3x PCIe x16 slots, along with 3x PCIe x1 slots giving us ample expansion options. Gigabyte even included 6x SATA ports and 2x M.2 connectors to connect storage devices. 

The Z370XP SLI also offers some legacy features. There’s a COM port and an LPT1 (Parallel) port, perfect for old printers you have lying around.

Graphics

True to its name, the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI offers serious gamers the option of using NVIDIA’s SLI technology. With access to multiple graphics cards, gamers can expect increased fidelity and frame rates. 

Aesthetics

Unlike most modern motherboards, the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI doesn’t come with many aesthetic frills. 

Gigabyte gave us a standard RGB header. Keep in mind that this motherboard has static red LEDs on its underside.

If aesthetics are important to you, head on to our Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming review for real eye candy.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced Z370 chipset motherboard, the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI is an excellent choice.

The Z370XP SLI is only slightly outperformed by the more expensive Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 3

Pros

  • Affordable 
  • Simple overclocking
  • 3x PCIe x16 slots
  • Solid audio
Gigabyte Z370XP SLI (Intel LGA1151/ Z370/ ATX/ 2xM.2/ SLI/Motherboard)
  • Supports 8th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4DIMMs
  • 2 Way SLI Support; Multi-Way Graphics Support with PCIe Armor and Ultra Durable Design
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
  • Realtek ALC1220 Codec

Cons

  • Limited RGB
  • No onboard Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Common questions about Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard

What size is the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard?

The Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard is a standard ATX form factor. 

Does the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI support i5 6600k processors?

Unfortunately, it does not support the Intel Core i5 6600K. This motherboard uses the Intel 8th Generation Core Processors, which are more powerful than the i5 6600K.

Is the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI better than the Gigabyte Z370 HD3?

The Z370XP SLI is better than the Z370 HD3. The Z370XP SLI has more M.2 slots and better audio. It also supports NVIDIA SLI and CrossFire. The Z370 HD3 only offers AMD CrossFire support.

Customer Reviews

“I’ve been using the Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard without a case for almost 2 years. I haven’t had any problems at all.”

Chase Evans

5/5

“I had to flash the BIOS on my Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard before it could accept my i7 9700 CPU.”

Steven Lewis

3/5

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