Gigabyte X99-UD7 Flagship Is Revealed
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
Gigabyte’s flagship overclocking board, the X99 SOC-Force, has already been revealed and looks like an absolute treat for overclockers and enthusiasts. What about for users who aren’t so focused on overclocking and want a more rounded feature set for overall use? For those types of users Gigabyte has their flagship X99 UD7 WiFi. It has just about everything an X99 user could want including a bucket load of overclocking features borrowed from the X99 SOC-Force. On the audio side Gigabyte have implemented their Amp-Up package which includes an isolated PCB and audio-grade electrolytic capacitors which is likely powered by Realtek’s ALC1150 codec – currently the best audio codec available to motherboard vendors. Gigabyte have opted for a WiFi implementation as the name of the product suggests and this is likely to be an 802.11 AC WiFi solution – probably Intel powered. Those things aside the board is very similar to the X99 G1 Gaming WiFi bar the fact this one opts for the black and orange Ultra Durable colour scheme. I also believe this board has Intel powered Network Interface Controllers whereas the G1 Gaming WiFi may have Killer NICs to tweak the features more towards the gaming audience.
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