What the Hell is a PCI Slot Doing on Z270 Motherboard?

It’s 2017 and Intel have just launched their Z270 chipset and Kaby Lake processors … yet oddly are we still seeing PCI slots on some Z270 motherboards … Why?!

This one is the Gigabyte GA-Z270M D3H motherboard …


Who in the right mind would still include PCI slots in today’s brand new Z270 motherboards?!



Key Features

  • Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® USB 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Type-C™
  • 2-Way CrossFire™ Multi-Graphics Support
  • Dual NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA interface
  • Triple display interfaces including High Definition Multimedia Interface
  • High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting
  • Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

Let me add to this list …

  • 2 x PCI slots !


More over at Gigabyte’s website.


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