Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 Motherboard Pictured in Detail

/ 2 years ago


Many companies have teased and presented us with their new X99 motherboards and DDR4 memory kits the past weeks, and with the impending release of Intel’s newest platform on the 29th, but this time we get real-world close-up photos of the beautiful new Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 motherboard.


This motherboard belongs to the gaming series and is made in the familiar red and black coloured theme. Half the memory slots are grey instead of black, to easy distinquish them, but otherwise the entire mainboard is black. The heatsinks have the red ‘racing stripes’ and some text and logos.


The Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 motherboard is based on a LGA2011-3 socket and supports HAswell-E processors. The memory banks are four channel DDR4 slots.


A 6-phase PWM design is feeding power to the CPU.


The chipset heatsink has LED light build in, but users can disconnect it from the motherboard if they don’t wish to have it turned on.


The Haswell-E processor supports 40 PCI-E 3.0 channels and X99 supports up to 5×8 configuration. Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 motherboard features four PCI-E x16 slots, support CF and SLI multi-card interconnect and has an additional three PCI-E x1 slots.


Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 motherboard also features a 10Gbps M.2 interface and a mini PCI-E interface. This gives plenty of possibilities for the new generation of Solid State drives and wireless modules.


The X99 chipset provides a 10x SATA 6Gbps interface. The Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 motherboard splits the configurations into six SATA 6Gbps and two SATA-Express connections. The two SATA-Express can also be treated as four SATA 6Gbps connections, making the total number ten.


On the rear IO panel we see two PS2 connectors for mouse and keyboard, four USB 2.0 and six USB 3.0 ports, a RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port for the onboard KillerNIC as well as audio connections. At the end it also has a shim to hold two antennas.


Being a real Gaming motherboard it doesn’t just come with the KillerNIC network card, it also features the Gigabyte AMP-UP audio technology that won’t fail you. In addition to using the innovative Sound Core3D sound card. they also used professional bipolar audio capacitors and with support for interchangeable amplifier chip.


And finally a shot of the accessories . This board comes well packed in this area with both soft and hard multi-GPU bridges along with the usual parts.

Thank you Expreview for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Expreview.

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