GIGABYTE GA-X99-Gaming G1 WIFI Review & Specifications

GIGABYTE GA-X99-Gaming G1 WIFI LGA 2011-3 X99 DDR4 M.2 E-ATX

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Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
4 Channel DDR4,8 DIMMs
Genuine All Digital Power Design with IR Digital PWM & IR PowIRstage® ICs
4-Way Graphics with Premium PCIe Lane
Dual M.2 Technology with Onboard WIFI and SSD card
6x(30µ) Gold Plating for CPU socket, Memory DIMMs and PCIe slots
Onboard Creative Sound Core3D™ quad-core audio processor
AMP-UP Audio technology with exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP
Independent Right and Left Audio Channel PCB Layers
LED lighting for the audio guard light path and the back panel LED
Dual DAC-UP USB ports
Gold plated audio ports
High end Nichicon audio capacitors
Killer™ E2200 and Intel gaming networking
SATA Express support for 10 Gb/s data transfer
Long lifespan Durable Black™ Solid caps
APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities
Thunderbolt™ Ready
GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with Q-Flash Plus USB port
Safer design around screw mounting holes

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Specs Overview

Model GA-X99-Gaming G1 WIFI
Release Date September 2014
Socket LGA2011-3
Form factor EATX
Chipset Intel X99
Supported Memory DDR4:
1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 1
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 8
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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Gigabyte launched their X99 series motherboards and the Gaming G1 version came to our lab for this review. I like the board's aspect and construction along with the included features. It is a gamer-oriented product so it sports capabilities in that.. ...

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Editor's Rating9Editor's ScoreIntel's launch of the Haswell-based Core i7 5960X and the associated X99 chipset with DDR4 memory has required a brand new series of motherboards as well. The four major vendors – Gigabyte, Asus, MSI and Asrock &nd ...

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CPU
  1. Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011-3 package
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
  1. Intel® X99 Express Chipset
Memory
  1. 8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
  2. 4 channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR4 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2133 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
  5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
  6. Support for RDIMM 1Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Audio
  1. Creative® Sound Core 3D chip
  2. Support for Sound Blaster Recon3Di
  3. TI Burr Brown® OPA2134 operational amplifier
  4. High Definition Audio
  5. 2/5.1-channel
  6. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. 1 x Qualcomm® Atheros Killer E2201 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN1)
  2. 1 x Intel® GbE LAN phy (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN2)
Wireless Communication module
  1. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
  2. Bluetooth 4.0, 3.0+HS, 2.1+EDR
  3. Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
    * Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
Expansion Slots
  1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIE_1, PCIE_2)
    * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIE_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIE_1 and PCIE_2 slots.

  2. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIE_3, PCIE_4)
    * The PCIE_4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIE_1 slot. When the PCIE_4 slot is populated, the PCIE_1 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
    * When an i7-5820K CPU is installed, the PCIE_2 slot operates at up to x8 mode and the PCIE_3 operates at up to x4 mode.
    (All PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

  3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    (The PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)

  4. 1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for the wireless communication module (M2_WIFI)
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™/NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
    * The 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ configuration is not supported when an i7-5820K CPU is installed. To set up a 3-Way SLI configuration, refer to "1-6 Setting up AMD CrossFire™/NVIDIA® SLI™ Configuration."
Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 1 x M.2 PCIe connector
    (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe x2/x1 SSD support)
  2. 1 x SATA Express connector
  3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5)
  4. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
    * Only AHCI mode is supported when an M.2 PCIe SSD or a SATA Express device is installed.
    (M2_10G, SATA Express, and SATA3 4/5 connectors can only be used one at a time. The SATA3 4/5 connectors will become unavailable when an M.2 SSD is installed in the M2_10G connector.)
Chipset:
  1. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (sSATA3 0~3), supporting IDE and AHCI modes only
    (An operating system installed on the SATA3 0~5 ports cannot be used on the sSATA3 0~3 ports.)
USB Chipset:
  1. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (available through the internal USB headers)
  2. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Chipset + 2 Renesas® uPD720210 USB 3.0 Hubs:
  1. 8 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 1 x PCIe power connector
  4. 1 x I/O shield audio LED power connector
  5. 1 x heatsink LED power connector
  6. 1 x SATA Express connector
  7. 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  8. 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
  9. 1 x CPU fan header
  10. 1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
  11. 3 x system fan headers
  12. 1 x front panel header
  13. 1 x front panel audio header
  14. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
  15. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  16. 1 x Thunderbolt add-in card connector
  17. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  18. 1 x power button
  19. 1 x reset button
  20. 1 x Clear CMOS button
  21. 1 x Direct to BIOS button
  22. 1 x audio gain control switch
  23. Voltage Measurement Points
  24. 2 x BIOS switches
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x CPU overclocking button
  3. 1 x Fast Boot button
  4. 1 x Clear CMOS button
  5. 8 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  6. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  7. 2 x RJ-45 ports
  8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  9. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)
  10. 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
  3. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
  4. CPU/System/Chipset overheating warning
  5. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
  6. CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
BIOS
  1. 2 x 128 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. Support for Q-Flash Plus
  5. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features
  1. Support for APP Center
    * Available applications in APP Center may differ by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also differ depending on motherboard specifications.
    @BIOS
    Ambient LED
    EasyTune
    EZ Setup
    Fast Boot
    Game Controller
    Cloud Station
    ON/OFF Charge
    Smart TimeLock
    Smart Recovery 2
    System Information Viewer
    USB Blocker
    V-Tuner
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Smart Switch
  4. Support for Xpress Install
Bundle Software
  1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
  2. Intel® Smart Response Technology
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 8.1/8/7
Form Factor
  1. E-ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 25.9cm
Remark
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
  2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

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