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Gigabyte X99M Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

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Subsystem Testing and Gaming Benchmarks

Ten SATA3 connections on the Gigabyte X99M-Gaming 5 are provided by the Intel Chipset.

ccm-ssd ccm-usb3
SATA 3 USB 3.0



DPC Latency

Before proceeding with audio benchmarks, Deferred Procedure Call latency must be first checked to make sure that the system is capable of producing useable results when the Rightmark Audio Analyzer benchmark was run. DPC is a Windows function that involves prioritizing tasks within the OS and high DPC latencies can be caused by several things including hardware device conflict. The DPC checker graphically displays the latency level of the system in real time so as long as the bars are in the green, the system should be able to handle audio and video streaming without drop outs or stutters.



24-bit, 96 kHz


24-bit 192 kHz

Network Connectivity




Gaming Tests

Futuremark’s 3DMark is a semi-synthetic gaming benchmark that calculates both graphics and CPU-bound physics in a controlled series of tests and provides scores that can be compared with other gaming platforms.


Instead of showing real-world gaming performance, a gaming test at the lowest resolution where CPU performance difference can be gauged due to the reduced reliance on the discrete GPU was conducted.


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