Gigabyte’s Overclocking X99-SOC Force Motherboard Is Revealed
Ryan Martin / 2 years ago
Gigabyte’s overclocking motherboard series has been around for quite some time now, I still remember when they first launched the series with the X58 OC motherboard. The same styling lives on with Gigabyte’s newest overclocking motherboard the X99 SOC Force that has just been revealed. This motherboard brings with it the typical orange and black styling we associate with Gigabyte’s OC series, given the emphasis on overclocking potential it isn’t surprising Gigabyte have directed a lot of effort towards the VRM implementation and all the overclocking buttons.
The VRM utilises 8+2+2 phases for the CPU and memory, we don’t have specifics on the components that are used but we expect they are the highest-end ones Gigabyte have. Moving over to the overclocking area of the board and we find onboard buttons for controlling the CPU clocks and voltage as well as voltage read out points, debug LEDs, clear CMOS buttons and all that jazz. Gigabyte have also opted for dual BIOS chips to ensure you always have something to fall back on. Other features of the board include Gigabyte’s AMP-UP audio solution which uses improved capacitors and PCB isolation as well as Intel Gigabit networking.
Pricing and availability are still to be announced, expect more details as we near closer to Intel’s X99 launch which is rumoured to be near the end of this month.
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