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GA-X99M-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) rev. 1.1
Intel® X99 Chipset
 
  • SATA Express support for 10 Gb/s data transfer
  • Killer™ E2200 gaming networking
  • Quad DAC-UP USB ports
  • 6x(30µ) Gold Plating for CPU socket, Memory DIMMs and PCIe slots
  • 4 Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • LED lighting for the audio guard light path
  • Gold Plated audio ports
  • Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition
  • Supports Intel® Core™ i7 6950X Processor Extreme Edition
  • Support Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
  • Long lifespan Durable Black™ Solid caps
  • 2-Way Graphics with Premium PCIe Lane
  • Genuine All Digital Power Design with IR Digital PWM & IR PowIRstage® ICs
  • Dual M.2 Technology for SSD Drive and WIFI card
  • AMP-UP Audio technology with exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP
  • High-end Nichicon audio capacitors
  • Independent Right and Left Audio Channel PCB Layers
  • APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities
G1™ Performance
Extreme Multi-GPU Support
Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFire™ or SLI™ action, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
GIGABYTE Exclusive : Upgradable OP-AMP

Customizable
+ Users can choose audio quality based on individual listening preferences.
+ Wide availability of additional OP-AMPs.

Low Cost way to dramatically improve audio quality
+ Improve audio dynamics and overall sound-quality with little cost.
+ No need for expensive speakers or high-end audio equipment.


Exclusive onboard 'Gain Boost' selector switches
+ Select either standard 2.5x or high-amplification 6x mode.
+ 6x mode is ideal for high impedance speakers and headphones

* IC Extractor not included.
Quad DAC-UP USB Ports
Featuring Quad USB 2.0 ports, GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP provides clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from the other USB ports, which is why GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP takes advantage of an isolated power source that minimizes potential fluctuations and ensures the best audio experience possible.




High End Audio Capacitors
GIGABYTE X99 Gaming motherboard uses the highest quality Nichicon high end audio capacitors. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.

Gold Plated Audio Hardware
GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards pack top quality gold plated audio connectors for improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold has superb signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use. The Creative Sound Core3D™ processor is also shielded by a gold plated cover which eliminates electrostatic interference.


Killer Networking
NO LAG, JUST FRAG!
Select GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards feature the Killer™ E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions. The Killer™ E2200 features Advanced Stream Detect technology, which identifies and prioritizes all network traffic to ensure important applications that require high-speed connectivity are prioritized over less important traffic.




All New Heat Sink Design

GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards feature new heat sink designs that offer uncompromisingly efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard including the PWM area and chipset (PCH). GIGABYTE X99 Series motherboards offer cooling support of the crucial PWM area so even the most aggressive and extreme configurations will be kept well within optimal thermal parameters.
Ambient LED
GIGABYTE X99 motherboards feature LED lighting for the audio guard light path, providing a cool, custom look to your rig. These lights are now programmable, so you can have them beat to the rhythm of the music you are listening to, or pulse at a soothing pace to create a great atmosphere to enhance the environment of your game, movie or music.




Ambient LED Modes:
  • Still Mode – LEDs stay continuously lit
  • Beat Mode – LEDs will blink to the beat of the music played through the audio jack
  • Pulse Mode – LEDs will blink slowly.
  • Off – LEDs will be tuned off.

Game Controller
GIGABYTE Game Controller allows you to define your own hotkeys and change the mouse sensitivity, helping you make the most out of your keyboard and mouse in games.

Hot Key:
Create macro commands and define your own hotkeys to quickly perform the function your want.


*Create the hotkeys by yourself on normal keyboard.




Speed:
Using the Sniper key you can switch the mouse sensitivity when you are in sniper mode for better sniper accuracy.




With Speed Control
Enable mouse Sniper Mode to make your shot quick and stable.

Without Speed Control
High DPI Mouse in sniper mode : Hard to focus


Genuine All Digital Power Design
GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards use an all digital CPU power design from International Rectifier® which includes both 4th Generation digital PWM Controllers and industry-leading 3rd Generation PowIRstage® controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard’s most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from their new Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition CPUs.


IR Digital PWM & IR PowIRstage® ICs
This new generation of IR® digital power controllers and PowIRstage® ICs feature Isense technology, which provide more precise current sensing accuracy. This helps evenly distribute the thermal loading between the PowerIRstage® ICs, preventing the overheating of each individual PowerIRstage®, resulting in longer lifespan and better reliability.


Server Level Chokes by Cooper Bussmann
GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards feature Server Level Cooper Bussmann Chokes.
• Server level reliability.
• High current capacity.
• New design reduces heat created by power loss and provides efficient power delivery to CPU VRM area.



Long Lifespan Durable Black™ Solid Caps
GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. This provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability, with ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU loading.




Dual M.2 Technology for SSD Drive and WIFI Card
Fast Data Transfer and Advanced WIFI Networking
GIGABYTE X99 motherboards featuring Dual M.2 technology provide users PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices and for 11AC WIFI + Bluetooth 4.0 card. Delivering up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds, M.2 offers considerably faster storage performance than current mSATA and even SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s) storage devices. GIGABYTE’s stacked design optimizes the PCB real-estate usage, allowing more components to be efficiently added without compromising any space.

Independent Right and Left Audio Channel PCB Layers
Locating the right and left audio channels on separate PCB layers, GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards are able to eliminate channel crosstalk and maintain the best audio quality.


Single Package Design
IR® has leveraged it's world class packaging technology developed for the DirectFET®, improving the thermal capability and layout of the PowIRstage® significantly over that of other MCM packages.

Single Package Design* vs. Multi-Chip Design


Other MOSFET layout implementations use a multi-chip, side-by-side arrangement of the high and low side MOSFETs and driver ICs, taking up significant board real estate and creating more electrical leakage.





Next Generation SATA Express Connector
GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards feature an onboard SATA Express connector which provides performance far superior to that of current SATA technologies. SATA Express features data transfer rates of up to 10Gb/s, considerably higher than SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s), which won’t bottleneck faster NAND flash technologies in cutting edge SSDs. SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI-Express and SATA to provide much higher bandwidth, allowing SATA Express based drives to perform at similar speeds as PCI-Express based drives.


Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier
115dB SNR HD Audio
The Realtek ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.
The ALC1150 provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1-channel sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Two stereo ADCs are integrated and can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Beam Forming (BF), and Noise Suppression (NS) technologies. The ALC1150 incorporates Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve Front differential output 115dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback (DAC) quality and 104dB SNR recording (ADC) quality.
6x (30μ) Gold Plating
GIGABYTE X99 motherboards come equipped with a 30 micron thick gold plating for the CPU socket, 4 PCIe slots and over the 8 DIMM slots, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy better connectivity, absolute reliability and longevity for the diverse connectors overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.


GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS™ Design
GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that you motherboard has both a ‘Main BIOS’ and a ‘Backup BIOS’, making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.



EasyTune™
GIGABYTE EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use Windows-based software application that allows users to fine-tune their system settings.
  • Adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment.
  • System-related information display without the need to install additional software.

Overclocking Boost Your Frame Rates
Get the most from your PC with easy to use GIGABYTE overclocking features.







Smart Quick Boost
Smart Quick Boost provides users with different levels of CPU frequency to choose to achieve desired system performance.
Advanced CPU OC
Advanced CPU OC allows users to set the CPU’s base clock, frequency and voltages, and integrated graphics frequency.


Advanced DDR OC
Advanced DDR OC allows users to set the memory clock with XMP profile support.
3D Power
3D Power allows users to change power phase, voltage, and
frequency settings.

Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition CPUs(Haswell-E)
Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition Processors are Intel’s first 8 core desktop CPUs and is the first to support DDR4 memory. These next generation 22nm CPUs delivers greater performance and energy efficiency as well as the industry’s highest level of discrete graphics performance by sporting 40 PCIe Gen.3 lanes, which GIGABYTE X99 motherboards are able to take full advantage of, delivering bandwidth totaling 320 Gb/s for the most demanding gamers or graphics intensive creation tasks such as video editing. On top of that, Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition CPUs deliver 8 core (16 threaded) multitask processing, higher frequencies, as well as larger cache size.
Additionally, GIGABYTE X99 users can draw even more performance out of their Extreme Edition CPUs, as they are fully unlocked for overclocking. With enhanced overclocking oriented options available on all GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards, users will be able to take full advantage of all the performance potential of Intel Extreme Edition CPUs.
*CPU core count and PCIe bandwidth varies by CPU model.



4 Channel DDR4
The next generation of DRAM is here with DDR4. Featuring stock frequencies starting at 2133 MHz, DDR4 delivers up to 20% less energy consumption and twice as much density as the previous generation DDR3. DDR4 can help GIGABYTE X99 users to load their programs faster, increase responsiveness of their system and help them to handle heavy data tasks in a flash. GIGABYTE X99 motherboards provide 4 Channel DDR4 memory support across the entire range, bringing exceptionally fast memory access.



GIGABYTE APP Center
The GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.



Customized the APP Center’s look and behavior according to your taste in the Preferences Menu.

Cloud Station™ Server
GIGABYTE Cloud Station™ Server is composed of several GIGABYTE's unique apps that allow your smart phone/tablet/PC devices to communicate, share resources, and control desktop PCs via wireless connection.




HomeCloud
HomeCloud allows users to share the files between your smart phone/tablet device and computer or back up the files from the device to the computer.
HotSpot
HotSpot turns your computer into a virtual wireless access point and allows you to share your connection with your other wireless devices.
GIGABYTE Remote
GIGABYTE Remote allows users to remotely control the mouse/keyboard/Windows Media Player on your computer from your smart phone/tablet device.



Remote OC
Remote OC allows users to remotely control their desktop PC with a powerful suite of software functions that Include overclocking and system tweaking, system monitoring plus the ability to also remotely power down/reset the PC when needed.


Auto Green
Auto Green is an easy-to-use tool that provides users with simple options to enable system power savings via a Bluetooth-enabled smart phone/tablet devices. When the device is out of the range of the computer's Bluetooth receiver, the system will enter the specified power saving mode.


2x Copper PCB Design (2 oz Copper PCB)
GIGABYTE’s exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.


* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.