Good news for inveterate gamers: Gigabyte launches a new enthusiast-level motherboard, entitled X99 Gaming 5P. The E-ATX greenhorn is designed in a traditional black-and-red color gamut, accompanied with hand-picked hardware elements, including solid-state capacitors Durable Black, server-type chokes etc. Moreover, its key peculiarity is an advanced monitoring system that allows controlling basic parameters (i.e. overclocking, clock frequencies).
Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5P is developed on Intel X99 chipset, ready to house Haswell-E LGA2011-3 processors with the ultimate TDP level of 130-140 W. The VRM subsystem entails 6-phases, 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. The model boasts eight slots for the latest DDR4-2800 MHz memory kits (up to 64 GB); there is a possibility to install RDIMM modules as well. Expansion slots include four PCI Express 3.0 x16 (with support for 4 video cards in SLI/CrossFireX configurations), three PCI Express 2.0 x1.
To continue, storage subsystem stipulates for the connection of up to ten drives due to eight SATA 6 Gb/sec ports, one SATA Express port, and one M.2 Socket. There is an additional M.2 interface for Wi-Fi adapter. The model also accommodates creative Sound Core 3D audio controller, Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 network controller, internal USB 3.0 socket, and TI Burr Brown OPA2134 operational amplifier.
The rear panel of the board is equipped with five gold-plated mini-jacks, optical S/PDIF, PS/2 port, four USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 Q-Flash Plus port, five USB 3.0 ports, and one RJ-45. Furthermore, the new-comer employs a couple of AMI UEFI BIOS chips, expanded by an advanced Norton Internet Security package.