Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Revealed

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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.

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