Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Revealed

Gigabyte X99

Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Revealed   

Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Revealed

 

The X99, haswell-E, platform is coming! We already know the specs of the upcoming CPUs, some pricing for the DDR4 memory they will use and even MSI has shown one of their upcoming boards, now it is Gigabyte's turn to impress us before the X99 launch.

Here we have the Gigabyte Gaming G1 WIFI, a truly high end board for the upcoming X99 socket. 

 

Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Revealed   

 

The Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI features the upcoming LGA 2011-3 socket which will support the upcoming Intel Haswell-E processors like the Intel Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K.

Like all X99 motherboards, DDR4 DIMM slots supporting quad channel memory, with this particular board having 8x DIMM slots. Expect DDR4 to be much faster than the average DDR3 since starting speed is 2133MT/s, please note that it will not be backwards compatible with current DDR3 memory.

It features an 8 phase power design and draws its power from an 8 pin power connector. We also see the 24pin motherboard power connector, an onboard power button, several switches and smaller buttons (which I don't know what they do from the picture), voltage check points, as well as the debug LED near the DDR4 DIMM slots.

Also based on visual observation, I am guessing that the Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI will feature the same G1 Audi/audio components other high end Gigabyte motherboard use, so expect the audio quality on this motherboard would be fantastic.

The board features Killer E2200 LAN, but it may also feature an Intel Gigabit LAN as well, just like the Z97X Gaming G1. The X99 Gaming G1 sports 4x PCIE 3.0 x16 slots and 3x PCIE x1 slots. It also supports both AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU configuration. There’s also an M.2 and WiFi slot between the 2nd and 3rd PCIE x16 slots.

On the storage department, it features a total of 8x SATA III 6 Gbps ports and 1x SATA Express port, or 10x SATA III ports when the SATA Express port is not being used. There also an onboard SATA power connector for additional power when you plan to install multiple graphics card.

From what we can see here, this Gigabyte Gaming motherboard is no doubt aimed to impress, with the only potential downfall being the Gigabyte Eye logo on the lowest heatsink if you don't like it. Pricing and release date are unknown, but I look forward to telling you more about the X99 platform and Haswell-E CPUs as information is revealed.

Join the discussion on the Gigabye X99 Gaming G1 WIFI on the OC3D Forums.

 

 

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08-08-2014, 14:44:58

WYP
The X99 platform is coming, and now Gigabyte has revealed one of their upcoming high end X99 boards.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...142803253l.jpg

Read more about the Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI hereQuote

08-08-2014, 14:48:36

Feronix
Ooooh red and black.........Quote

08-08-2014, 14:53:50

Tripp
uhhhhhhhhggggg red and black Quote

08-08-2014, 14:57:59

WYP
What I want is heatsinks on a motherboard that can be customized! So it can be any colour we want it to be!

Red and Black is becoming too common!Quote

08-08-2014, 15:00:07

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
What I want is heatsinks on a motherboard that can be customized! So it can be any colour we want it to be!

Red and Black is becoming too common!
I said the exact same thing in the MSI x99 Gaming board thread and everyone who replied agreed. In fact; everyone that has ever heard the idea agreed.

Why is no manufacturer doing this yet?

And I stand by the fact that it's weird they're releasing Gaming series boards for a Productivity platform now.Quote

08-08-2014, 15:02:34

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
What I want is heatsinks on a motherboard that can be customized! So it can be any colour we want it to be!

Red and Black is becoming too common!
you get the Internet cookie today dudeQuote

08-08-2014, 15:07:26

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
you get the Internet cookie today dude
Cheers, does anyone know what happened to the MSI Boards that had bits of the heatsinks that could be screwed off? I remember Tom saying about it in a video.

If they kept doing that MSI and sold differently coloured parts as extras, MSI would Just WIN!!!

Seriously MSI, take the Idea! Remember this? That was a great idea!!! http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=64556

http://www.overclock.net/content/typ.../1000/flags/LLQuote

08-08-2014, 15:21:28

Agost
Why did they switch from green to red on their G1 mobos?

Green>>>>>>>>>>>>red

( only talking about colous, no amd vs nvidia sh*t involved )Quote

08-08-2014, 15:21:32

JR23
I don't see a problem with red and black, my rig is red and black, my OCD cave is red and black, my bike is red and black and the same goes for my president and my Maybach.

Also I think its fair that every manufacturer does it, why the hell not everyone should benefit from the added performance and epeen having a red and black product brings.


BUT, I do think surely having a red and black product at a similar price point and feature set to a ROG product is just futile, they are never going to win that sale because nobody else makes a board or card that looks as good as ROG, well they do but it's never going to steal the heart of the fanboys. Everyone needs to express their own identity when it comes to the range topping or gaming orientated boards. I'm a big fan of the Lightning/MPower stuff and the OCForce and if it were me i'd be trying to push those kinds of original designed solid products at the same audience as the ROG stuff.

Now it looks to me like that is what MSI and Gigabyte are doing, these X99 chaps i'd expect are coming in a few rungs below the Rampage V Extreme and will perhaps be a little more competitive, that seems fair to me. Obviously that's a speculative statement as we don't know the entire X99 fleet yet but I think everyone should lay off the red and black beef just until we have a bigger picture.

I do like the whole RGB or switchable heatsink idea BUT i prefer to see a really carefully considered aesthetic with fully co-ordinated ports and slots, I think an all black board with a couple of clip on dashes and flares would look really weak at the side of a ROG or MPower board.


Perhaps more thermal armor designs which are easily moddable are what we should be asking for?

I'd also like to see a metal themed motherboard, I mean like a gold/copper/nickel board that wasn't stupid but really carefully considered like an Alphacool component or an Essence STX.

JRQuote

08-08-2014, 18:01:13

Zoot
Still on the fence as to whether X99 will be my next upgrade or not.

I'm likely to get a Gigabyte board though given how reliable they've been for me over the years. Although granted all my Gigabyte boards have all been AMD, the only Intel board I've ever had was the original Asus X48 Rampage Formula which gave me no end of trouble.

I most certainly wouldn't go for this one though, since for me I don't see the point in gaming motherboards. It'll be a more standard X99 Gigabyte board I'd be eying.Quote

10-08-2014, 12:42:19

d1974

11-08-2014, 04:19:56

RizeAllard
I am curious which colour theme they will use on UD series. Gaming Series black and red is not that kind i would like to use on my next rig. Its too mainstream nowdays.Quote

11-08-2014, 04:24:58

MadShadow
I wonder if the chipset heat sink is supposed to be like that, or if it was designed to be placed horizontally, but then they rotated it. It would not surprise me from Gigabyte, because we have seen upside down text on GPU backplates...Quote

11-08-2014, 04:26:08

barnsley
Can we just have plain black with a selection of heatsink covers/stickers, like how ASUS do their high end DCUIIs?
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh...wycho1_400.jpgQuote

11-08-2014, 04:39:46

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Can we just have plain black with a selection of heatsink covers/stickers, like how ASUS do their high end DCUIIs?
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh...wycho1_400.jpg
agreed,little clip on metal accents in a few colours and a plain mobo.....we're not asking for muchQuote

11-08-2014, 04:46:24

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
agreed,little clip on metal accents in a few colours and a plain mobo.....we're not asking for much
Lol, this is starting to remind me of phonebloks. Lets have MoboBloks! Wouldnt a modular motherboard be awesome, though Quote

11-08-2014, 04:48:34

RamboOC
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
Lol, this is starting to remind me of phonebloks. Lets have MoboBloks! Wouldnt a modular motherboard be awesome, though
It already is you just need a soldering ironQuote

11-08-2014, 04:49:18

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
Lol, this is starting to remind me of phonebloks. Lets have MoboBloks! Wouldnt a modular motherboard be awesome, though
it just makes me think of corsairs fans with the clip on bits. it cant be that hard to keep the lights on the mobo white , have a plain mobo with some little clip on coloured accents really Quote

11-08-2014, 04:51:11

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamboOC View Post
It already is you just need a soldering iron
This is true Quote

11-08-2014, 06:58:40

RizeAllard
They don't want us to have a chance modding their board without losting the warranties...

Anyway this is a good idea that those heatsinks should have some changeable parts wich can be easily painted to your favorite colour.Quote

16-08-2014, 07:20:01

jt445
this makes me want to upgrade sooooo bad D:Quote
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