GIGABYTE brings X99M Gaming 5 mATX motherboard for Haswell-E

Portability is gaining trend in the world of technology, aesthetics are more important than ever urging gamers to make their battlestations clean and gorgeous. High-end enthusiast consumers aside, manufacturers are setting their focus on LAN gamers as well as small factor lovers and GIGABYTE is no exception. GIGABYTE has launched X99M Gaming 5 micro-ATX motherboard for Haswell-E users supporting Intel’s latest HEDT micro-processors.

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GIGABYTE X99M Gaming 5; three PCIe slots, dual M.2 slots and Killer LAN

GIGABYTE X99M Gaming 5 is now the forth option in mATX form factor for Haswell-E users. What sets it apart from other motherboards is the utilization of all 40 PCIe lanes from the CPU spread across three PCIe slots in x16/x16/x8 configuration. Obviously, users with Core i7-5820K will have only 28 PCIe lances to play with. Three PCIe slots on board support dual GPU configurations and quad GPU configurations with dual GPU single cards.

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All the exclusive technologies from high-end Gaming series motherboards are available in X99M Gaming 5 including dual M.2 ports for SSD and WiFi module. The board also features GIGABYTE’s upgraded Realtek ALC 1150 audio chip with OP-AMP technology and the Ambient LED system at the back I/O shield.

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In terms of connectivity, X99M Gaming 5 features Killer Ethernet, two SATA Express and six SATA 6 GB/s ports, four DAC-UP USB 2.0 ports. two standard USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports. GIGABYTE has also included legacy PS2 mouse and keyboard ports. Ultra Durable components will ensure higher overclocking potential and system reliability.

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There is no confirm word on the pricing as yet but taking in to the consideration the prices of current X99 mATX motherboards, expect X99M Gaming 5 to be priced somewhere near the $250 mark.

GIGABYTE X99M Specifications

CPU Intel Socket 2011-3 Core i7 HEDT processors
Chipset Intel X99 Express
Memory 4 x DDR4 DIMM slots up to 32 GB
Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots1 x PCIe 3.0 x8 slot1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
Audio Realtek ALC1150 codec with OP-AMP technology
LAN Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network
Storage 2 x SATA Express Ports1 x M.2 PCIe port6 x SATA 6 GB/s ports
USB 4 x DAC-UP USB 2.0 ports2 x USB 2.0 ports4 x USB 3.0 ports
I/O 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
2 x Wi-Fi antenna connector holes
Other Features Ambient LED
EZ Setup
Fast Boot
Game Controller
Cloud Station
ON/OFF Charge
Smart TimeLock
Smart Recovery 2
System Information Viewer
USB Blocker
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Smart Switch
Support for Xpress Install

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