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GIGABYTE X99-Designare EX (Intel X99) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 30, 2016 12:51 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

System IO Benchmarks

 

SATA6G:

 

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M.2:

 

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U.2:

 

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ixChariot Network Throughput:

 

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Although the X99-Designare EX's M.2 and one U.2 port go through the PEX8747, their performance is still top notch. The motherboard does have two U.2 ports, and with a 40-lane CPU, you can use both at the same time.

 

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

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