GIGABYTE has revealed its third flagship motherboard for Intel’s Haswell-E HEDT processors. The X99 UD7 WiFi has an identical design to the previously teased X99 Gaming G1 WiFi motherboard. Both motherboards have the exact same layout judging from the images shared. The only differences are the heatsinks branding and color scheme. GIGABYTE X99 UD7 WiFi is the flagship motherboard in the UD series featuring Intel’s X99 chipset, DDR4 memory support and SoundCore 3D audio module.
GIGABYTE X99 UD7 WiFi; Ultra Durable & SoundCore 3D
As I have mentioned earlier, GIGABYTE’s X99 UD7 WiFi and X99 Gaming G1 WiFi are almost identical. Both boards have the same layout when it comes to heatsinks, expansion slots etc. The X99 UD7 WiFi comes in a golden and black color scheme similar to what we have seen in the Z97 UD line up. All four heatsinks are interconnected via nickel plated heatpipes surrounding the LGA 2011-3 socket and DDR4 DIMM slots.
Without any official data regarding the specifications we just have to assume them by looking at the image. As you can see in the image above, even the specifications of both motherboards seem identical. GIGABYTE’s X99 UD7 WiFi features eight DDR4 DIMM slots, a Debug LED, on/off & reset switches, dual UEFI BIOS switch and a 24-pin power connector at the top half of the PCB.
Moving down, we see four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots and a mPCIe slot which is pre-occupied by the 802.11 ac WiFi module. Next to the large X99 PCH heatsink, we find six SATA 6 GB/s and two SATA Express ports for storage. The bottom left side of X99 UD7 WiFi is occupied by the SoundCore 3D module with filter caps and AMP-UP technology. It also comes with upgradeable OP-Amp technology but no Killer E2200 LAN port as seen in the Gaming G1 variant.
GIGABYTE’s X99 UD7 WiFi will offer plenty of overclocking options and stable power delivery with the help of a powerful VRM design and Ultra Durable components. The motherboard will be launched next month along side Intel’s Haswell-E HEDT processors. GIGABYTE did not announce the price of the motherboard.
Source: GIGABYTE Blog