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Old 22-05-2016, 11:18 PM   #1
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GIGABYTE teases next-gen X99 motherboards ahead of Computex 2016

GIGABYTE teases next-gen X99 motherboards ahead of Computex 2016

With Computex 2016 a little over a week away, GIGABYTE is getting out and ahead of the competitors with a much bigger tease of its beautiful new X99 motherboards, with its new X99 motherboards that will be compatible with Intel's next-gen Broadwell-E processors.
GIGABYTE X99 Designare EX, X99 Ultra Gaming and X99 SLI Phoenix motherboards will have various features and abilities - with the biggest feature of them all being that they'll work with the upcoming Broadwell-E processors from Intel. We'll also have updated I/O connectivity, with the X99 Designare EX motherboard taking the new flagship X99 motherboard spot.

GIGABYTE's new X99 Designare EX motherboard is a larger E-ATX form factor, with 8+1 phase PWM power, that will help power the Broadwell-E processor and its socket through a required 8-pin power connector. There are 8 x DDR4 DIMMs, with the entire motherboard being covered with a large heat sink that will keep those temps low during those all-night gaming or benchmarking/overclocking sessions. GIGABYTE has adopted an awesome-looking blue/white theme on the X99 Designare EX motherboard, with some RGB LEDs and a new feature called Ambient Surround LED that will let users customize colors on specific parts of the motherboard.

Storage wise, the X99 Designare EX motherboard will have 2 x U.2 slots, 2 x SATA Express slots, 8 x SATA 6Gbps ports, and an Ultra M.2 slot (capable of 32GB/sec) underneath the white shroud just below the first PCIe port. It'll also include 5 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ports, a single PCIe x1 slot, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, two USB 3.1 ports, and a single USB 3.1 Type-C slot. Dual LAN connectors are featured, wireless connectivity, DisplayPort 1.4 (which can do 8K) and a 7.1-channel HD audio jack.
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Old 22-05-2016, 11:28 PM   #2
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Old 22-05-2016, 11:44 PM   #3
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I wonder whats so "next gen" abt it....Its still same old X99.
Cause they have implemented things that wasnt on the first gen worth of x99.

First gen was just normal boards just like how mainstream haswell has.

2nd refresh was the inclusion of usb 3.1 and some with usb C at the rear io.

Now the third refresh they have implemented more. Such as some boards have 2 m.2 slots, usb C front, u.2 for intel 2.5inch ssd.
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I was expecting 10gbe equipped boards to become mainstream for this refresh, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
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