GIGABYTE is not pleased with all the attention MSI is getting after teasing their upcoming X99 motherboards. The company just revealed its flagship gaming series motherboard, the X99 Gaming G1 WiFi. GIGABYTE has dropped the green and black color scheme and adopted the new the red and black colors similar to the Z97 gaming series line up. The motherboard is packed with features and a powerful VRM design. The summers are turning out to be quite interesting in the world of technology this year.
GIGABYTE X99 Gaming G1 WiFi Features and Specifications
GIGABYTE has ported all the new and exciting technologies from its Z97 line up to the upcoming X99 Haswell-E motherboards. Huge parts of X99 Gaming G1 WiFi are covered in red, black and grey colored heatsinks with company branding all over them. The large X99 PCH heatsink is connected to three other CPU power phase design heatsinks via nickel plated heatpipes.
In terms of specifications, GIGABYTE X99 Gaming G1 WiFi features Intel’s latest LGA 2011-3 socket and X99 chipset supporting DDR4 memory modules. It comes with what seems like a 12-phase power design using top-notch Ultra Durable components. X99 Gaming G1 WiFi has eight DDR4 memory slots, a M.2 slot which is pre-occupied by a WiFi module and SATA Express ports.
The motherboard features four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots for expandibility. For storage, users will get 10 SATA 6 GB/s ports, lots of USB 3.0 ports and a couple of USB 2.0 ports. The right corner of the board houses the Debug LED, on/off switch, voltage measurement points, dual BIOS switch and overclocking buttons. While the left side of the PCB houses the I/O shield and GIGABYTE’s SoundCore 3D audio module with AMP-UP technology and filter caps. Similar to the Z97 Gaming G1 boards, the X99 Gaming G1 WiFi also features the upgradeable OP-Amp technology and Killer E2200 gaming LAN.
It seems like X99 Gaming G1 WiFi is the flagship motherboard in the series which is expected to debut next month along with Intel’s Haswell-E HEDT processors. There is no information regarding the price of the motherboard.