Gigabyte unveils the X99 Gaming 5P with XPM DDR4-3200 profile support

A new motherboard model with the X99 Chipset is on its way. This time, it’s Gigabyte who is behind the creation of the X99 Gaming 5P. It’s a motherboard for gamers with a LGA 2011-v3 socket, hence it has DDR4 memory support.

The novelties offered regarding the other motherboards is the native support for DDR4 memory sticks at 3,200 MHz with XMP profiles. Also, it has a technology that can change the active pin number in the socket, from the normal 3022 up to 2083. It is somewhat similar to what ASUS did with its OC Socket with 2071 pins, a modification that uses some non-official energetic modes that allows the increase – supposedly – of the overclocking capacity of the Haswell-E processors.

Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5P

Besides that, we have 4 PCIe 3.0 x 16 ports, 8 DDR4 memory slots, double SDD M.2 port, WiFi card, Creative Sound Core 3D sound with a 4 core dedicated processor and interchangeable OP-AMP with a physical track for the left and right channels.

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Gigabyte is making revisions that make their motherboard models radically different

Recently we told about the problem that exists worldwide with the large differences of between the same models of Gigabyte motherboards, that while per box say they are the same model, vary more than normal as revised.

Seeing different revisions is normal in almost all brands, but the problem here is that the differences between one revision and another is so big that it would be ideal that the company put another code for them, but it doesn’t really happen that way.

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ASUS X99-E WS Workstation motherboards

The new motherboard for workstations, or the ASUS WorkStation uses the high performance Intel X99 platform to offer the maximum power possible in a desktop. This ASUS X99-E integrated the latest technologies and connection ports so you don’t miss anything, making use of the high-end Intel chipset capabilities.

For example, for graphic cards or GPGPU, this amazing board offers five 3.0 PCI Express ports, from which 4 can keep on running simultaneously in x16 mode, also being able to handle Crossfire and SLI configurations.


Also, there’s the Intel LGA 2011v3 socket with 8 DDR4 memory slots in Quad Channel, with a max speed of 2.133 MHz (without overclocking) and with XMP profiles support. The X99-E WS components have been chosen in order to get the maximum durability and stability with MOSFET Dr. MOS, 12k Capacitors and Beat Thermal Chokes II, among others.

Other notable technologies offered are the compatibility with the ThunderboltEX II cards, the ASUS proprietary’s connector to add more functions to the ASUS PIKE II, which allows adding a 12 Gbps bandwidth SAS controller. Or current connectors located on the board’s corner with a ProCool technology which allows a better bond between the source and the plate.

Gigabyte presents its X99M-Gaming 5 motherboard with micro-ATX format

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.

GIGABYTE GA-X99-Gaming G1 WIFI Review


The new GIGABYTE GA-X99-GAMING G1 WIFI presents itself as the top of the line of its company’s catalog of motherboards based on the new Intel X99 chipset and built to realize the maximum potential of the powerful Intel Haswell-E processors. As a member of the G series, this is a first-rate product with a clear orientation to gaming; we’ve tested it out, and here are our impressions.

Like any other motherboard based on X99, this model offers support for the 2011-v3 socket, compatible with all Intel microprocessors from the Core i7-58xx and Core i7-59xx series, unveiled a few months ago. Among several other virtues, it has DDR4 memory support (eight slots), integration of a WiFi/BT module in the PCB and SATA M2 support (a shame it’s not Ultra, but is only 10 Gbps).

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Best Motherboard for Gaming: Gigabyte Z97x Gaming G1 Wifi Black Edition Review


This Gigabyte motherboard is a total prodigy. The tip of the spear is the new G1 Line for “gamers”. In fact, I can directly point out the only issue, not defect, that I encountered, which is the lack of an M.2 integrated onto the board itself. From this point on, we are ready to analyze the rest of it wide variety of features.

It does not stop being a Z97 board, but Gigabyte has combined a great motherboard, a new BIOS design, good component organization, and with no doubt an elevated potential to build a system with high specification, either for gaming itself, overclocking or both.

Gigabyte Z97x Gaming G1 Wifi Black Edition

Basic Features

We have mentioned that this board continues to be a Z97 chipset. This indicates that it is built for this generations Core Intel Processors, including yesterday’s latest update, but it will also be compatible with future Core Processors, Fifth Generation, that will come from a very important reduction in the manufacturing process. Intel prepares factories top build these new CPUs to 14nm and these boards which support the Z97 and H97, will be compatible with these 2015 processors.

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Gigabyte presents its motherboard Z97 and H97 proposals

The Gigabyte 9 Series is a new family of motherboards denominated this way because it includes the Intel 97 chipsets, both the high-end version Z97, and the more modest version, the H97. Within these two models, Gigabyte has distributed its catalogue in 4 different families: the gaming models, the Ultra Durable, the overclock array and the Black Edition, a fourth array that combines all. Altogether, we’re talking about an impressive catalogue with no less than 34 motherboards.

Starting with the boards intended for players, we find the Gigabyte Gaming series, with 12 models intended for all those people who use their OC to play most of the time. It integrates technologies like AMP-UP Audio to get a clear, realistic sound and a 100% customizable by the user, or Killer LAN cards with network traffic prioritization for gaming. We’ll have all kinds of sizes, from ATX to Mini-ITX compact boards like the Z97N-Gaming 5.

Gigabyte Z97

For the overclock lovers and those who love to get the best possible performance from their components, Gigabyte updates its Super Overclocking series, with models like the Z97X-SOC FORCE, with buttons dedicated to manually control the overclock from the board and high quality components to get the maximum stability in the CPU and memory power delivery.

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