Gigabyte has one of the largest selections of X99 motherboards. A quick search on their website yields a result of 16 motherboards across three lines. Gigabyte recently released their Champion series. The Champion series of motherboards include four models and have been designed to get the most performance out of your CPU and Memory. This series features extra gold plating on the CPU Socket, DIMM slots, and PCIe slots. Everything that has been done to these boards is for the purpose of getting you the maximum overclock. The board we are reviewing is the Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5P which is replacing the Gigabyte Gaming 5. This board is geared towards gamers, as the name suggests and features items such as high quality audio, 4-way multi-GPU, and ambient LED lighting.
The Gigabyte Eye dominates the front of the box on the Gaming 5P. On the rear of the box, you will find practically all the information you are looking for about this motherboard. The back of the box get into more detail about the board and its features as well as an overview of the board and the rear I/O.
Inside, you will find the box is separated into two compartments. The top compartment contains all the accessories that ship with the motherboard such as SATA cable, Rear I/O shield, etc. In the lower compartment you will find the motherboard safely wrapped in an anti static bag.
Gigabyte didn’t skimp out with the included accessories. Included in the box are: rear LED lit I/O Shield, 2-way Crossfire bridge, 2, 3, and 4-way SLI bridges, 1 to 3 power cable, 6 sleeved SATA connectors, a quick installation guide and user manual and a driver and software installation CD.
(Please refer “CPU Support List” for more information.)
(Please refer “Memory Support List” for more information.)
Chipset + Renesas® uPD720210 USB 3.0 Hub:
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|Back Panel Connectors|