Gigabyte X99M-Gaming 5 Preview

Published by Luca Rocchi on 02.07.15
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Overall   + -
With the X99M-Gaming 5 Gigabyte has a solid motherboard in its portfolio, which is based on Intels latest X99 chipset. Having a closer look at the features mix reveals there have quite a few reasonable choices been made. Which is why here and there you see that Gigabyte has actually been holding back installing another and yet another additional chip. Nevertheless we would have liked to find a few more USB 3.0 ports at the back panel for example.   - Design
- Features
Layout   + -
The Gigabyte X99M-Gaming 5's layout has been well thought. Once more practical are the angled SATA connectors as well as the power- and reset-buttons. There is also a debug display which is very useful in case you should have issues with a component in your system or the board itself. Apart from that, the placement of the PCI-Express x16 slots is well thought. There is a total of three full sized PCI Express slots and between the first and the second PCI Express x16 slot there is an M.2 x2 slot. Should you want to do that, you can go ahead and build a very powerful dual-GPU system using this board as a basis.   - Angled SATA connectors
- Space around the CPU socket

Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Layout
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 5 - Connectors and I/O
Page 3 - Features Page 6 - Conclusion

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