Only gaming motherboard with
onboard swappable audio.
Upgradable OP-AMP allows gamers to
dramatically change their audio experience.

*IC Extractor not included

How does GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio™ Technology work? Studio-Class Nichicon Pro Audio Capacitors
Hi-end Audio Processor High End Nichicon series GIGABYTE Exclusive
Upgradable OP-AMP
(Operational amplifier)
HD Audio
Front Headphone Amplifier IC
Front Panel Audio
Gain Boost
Rear Panel Audio: Gaming Headphone / Gaming PC Speakers/ AV System


In order to demonstrate the difference in volume, clarity and punch that our exclusive upgradable Operational Amplifier delivers, we went to a professional recording studio and made comparison recordings.
Every effort was made to accurately replicate the end user experience when listening to music or playing a video game.

Here is a side by side example comparing the waveforms of a track by Akiko Sunwani. The lower wave form represents the recording made using an Operational Amplifier, the upper waveform using a traditional motherboard audio configuration. As you can see, there is a very tangible difference, with the OP Amp offering a much louder, clearer listening experience, with greater definition between lows and high throughout the track..

No OP AMP Sound Clip
OP AMP Sound Clip
Louder & Clearer
Upgradable Operational Amplifier: Hear the Difference!
Here are some sample clips of the tracks we recorded.
Please feel to click on the play button and experience the difference by yourself.
Gaming audio
Classical audio
Standard Audio
Standard Audio
With OP-AMP Audio
With OP-AMP Audio

Gain Boost

+ Exclusive onboard ‘Gain Boost’ selector switches
+ Select either standard 2.5x or high-amplification 6x mode
+ 6x mode is ideal for high impedance speakers and headphones

Gain Switches
for 2.5x / 6x Amplification modes

Clean, low-noise power for your
Digital-to-Analog converter
Featuring a gold plated USB 2.0 port, GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP provides clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from the other USB ports, which is why GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP takes advantage of an isolated power source that minimizes potential fluctuations and ensures the best audio experience possible.

Nichicon Pro Audio Capacitors

High End Nichicon Audio Capacitors
GIGABYTE motherboards use the highest quality Nichicon high end audio capacitors.
These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.

Gold Plated Audio Hardware
GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards pack top quality gold plated audio and USB connector for improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold has superb signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use. The Audio controller is also shielded by a gold plated cover which eliminates electrostatic interference.
GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards feature the Killer™ E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions. The Killer™ E2200 features Advanced Stream Detect technology, which identifies and prioritizes all network traffic to ensure important applications that require high-speed connectivity are prioritized over less important traffic.
                                         Our Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum                                   networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media.                              Featuring Advanced Stream Detect™, Killer E2200 automatically detects and                   accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free  in-game             performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic  prioritization,       games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency
for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.
Boost Your Frame Rates

Up to 50%
Faster Gaming Traffic
Up to 300%
Faster Video Traffic
Maxed Out Graphics
Unleash the ultimate graphics configurations . Support for up to 2 full length discrete VGA cards.
+ Total Realism:
Enjoy the latest gaming titles with maxed out ‘Ultra High’ settings
+ See More Action:
Get smooth frame rates on High Resolution 1440p Displays
Extreme Heatsink Design:
Ruthless cooling for the CPU and power components

Underboard LED Lights:
Separates PCB layers to reduce EMI. Cool

Black on Green: Gaming DNA
+ Matte black PCB
+ Long Lifespan All Solid Caps
+ Green/Black Slots
GIGABYTE App Center gives you easy access to wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE App Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system.

• Simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings.
• Adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment.
• System-related information display without the need to install additional software.

GIGABYTE Smart Fan 2
As well as offering more system fans than ever before, GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards feature updated and improved CPU and system fan speed controls, with individual airflow and speed settings available via a dedicated digital controller. GIGABYTE Smart Fan 2 allows you to configure CPU fans and system fans.

The new and updated GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface by automatically downloading the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers.

GIGABYTE EZ Setup combines several key utilities designed to simplify install and configuration procedures for several exclusive GIGABYTE apps including Disk Mode Switch, Smart Connect, EZ Rapid Start and EZ Smart response.

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Plus
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Plus debuts on GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards, with a range of features and component choices that provide record-breaking performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan.
Ultra Performance
GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan.
All Solid Cap Design
Traditional Cap Design
Lower RDS(on) MOSFET Design
Traditional MOSFET Design
GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
Ultra Safe

GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.
High ESD Protection for USB and LAN
High ESD

GIGABYTE 8 Series 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 and bad contacts.
Gold Plated CPU Socket
Gold Plated CPU Socket

On GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards each USB port has its own dedicated power fuse that prevents unwanted USB port failure, helping to safe guard your important data during transfer.
One Fuse per USB Port

GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.
*Due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non On/Off Charge USB ports. Charging results may vary by model.
*Whether to support 3X USB power design, it may vary by models.
On/Off Charge Technology