Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5P Motherboard Review

Gigabyte has three very distinct motherboard lines in their X99 lineup and offer quite a lot of motherboards compared to most brands. They have their G1 Gaming Series, Overclocking Series, and Ultra Durable series. While the specific motherboards in each category are targeted at a certain type of user, many of their features cross into each category. For example the G1 Gaming series motherboards overclock quite well. Since the X99 chipset has been out for a little while now we are seeing a second wave of motherboards from manufacturers. The X99-Gaming 5P from Gigabyte is one such motherboard and is the replacement for the soon to be retired X99-Gaming 5. Gigabyte has actually added new features to this motherboard to make it even better. Let’s jump in!

Special thanks to Gigabyte for providing us with the X99-Gaming 5P to review.

Features
– Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
– Support for DDR4 XMP up to 3333MHz
– Genuine All Digital Power Design with IR Digital PWM & IR PowIRstage® ICs
– 4-Way Graphics with Premium PCIe Lane
– Dual M.2 Technology for SSD Drive and WIFI card
– Gold Plating for CPU socket, Memory DIMMs and PCIe slots
– Onboard Creative Sound Core3D™ quad-core audio processor
– AMP-UP Audio technology with exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP
– Independent Right and Left Audio Channel PCB Layers
– LED lighting for the audio guard light path and the back panel LED
– Quad DAC-UP USB ports
– Gold plated audio ports
– High end Nichicon audio capacitors
– Killer™ E2200 gaming networking
– SATA Express support for 10 Gb/s data transfer
– Long lifespan Durable Black™ Solid caps
– APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities
– Thunderbolt™ Ready
– GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with Q-Flash Plus USB port

For a full list of specifications check out the product page.

Packaging
The X99-Gaming 5P comes in Gigabyte’s typical retail packaging. On the front you have the Gigabyte eye logo.

Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5P

Flipping over to the back there is a full overview of the motherboard itself going over its features, components, and rear I/O ports. There is quite a lot of information back there so if you are at the store you can really get an idea of what this keyboard is about before you buy it.

Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5P

Opening the box up and taking a look at the accessories we have four SLI bridges (1x 4-way, 2x 3-way, and 1x 2-way), six SATA cables, CrossFire connector, I/O shield, PCI-Express power adapters, two case badges, users manual, and driver & utility CD.

Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5P

For a full unboxing and overview of the Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5P motherboard be sure to check out our video below.

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