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GIGABYTE X99-Gaming 5 (Intel X99) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:10 am
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

System IO Benchmarks

 

Anvil SATA6G:

 

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Anvil M.2:

 

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Diskbench USB 3.0:

 

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In storage tests it is average, however, that is partially due to the fact that the M.2 slot is PCI-E 2x unlike the other X99 motherboards which are 4x.

 

 

ixChariot Network Throughput:

 

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The X99 Gaming 5 is one of the only boards with a Bigfoot NIC the e2201. However, its throughput is pretty much equal to that of the Intel NICs found on other boards.

 

 

Audio RMAA 5.5:

 

I disable all audio features set the correct bitrates and then test the audio with a loopback test.

 

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Sound Judgment by Ear: Very Good to Excellent, much louder than all the ALC1150 codecs.

 

There are 5 ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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