The new addition to the catalog of Gigabyte motherboards fully incorporates in the high-end motherboards, those with Intel X99 chipset for the new Haswell-E processors with LGA-2011 socket. Unlike most motherboards for this platform, the X99M-Gaming 5 arrives with an attractive Micro-ATX format, more compact than ATX and even EATX, we’ve seen in other models.
The enormous LGA 211 socket surrounds itself with 4 DDR4 memory slots. Besides, in despite of its smaller size, this board offers space to put two graphic cards in both PCIe 3.0 X16 ports, also not lacking the recently popularized M.2 and SATA-Express ports.
It also incorporates Realtek ALC1150 sound card with 115dB SNR, amplifier and AMP-UP technology with interchangeable operational amplifiers. The motherboard integrates high quality and high resistance components, especially at the energy delivery system area with PWM digital controllers.
Network connectivity comes from the hand of a Killer E2200 card players focused on packet prioritization to minimize delays or lags.