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GIGABYTE X99-Ultra Gaming (Intel X99) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 13, 2016 2:15 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks

 

CINEBENCH 11.5

 

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wPrime

 

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AIDA64 AES and HASH

 

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AIDA64 FPU

 

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AIDA64 Memory

 

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ScienceMark

 

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HandBrake 4K

 

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3DMark: Cloud Gate

 

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3DMark: Fire Strike

 

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ResidentEvil 6

 

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I have decided to test motherboard performance based upon a standardized 4GHz profile for the new X99 refresh motherboards. The base frequency of the 6950X is 3GHz, but since Intel's Turbo profile allows for a single core to hit 4GHz, some motherboards will take any number (sometimes all) of the cores to 4GHz at stock settings, and this creates a huge performance disparity at stock. In all these tests I ran the CPU at 4GHz on all cores, the cache at 3.5GHz, and memory at 2666MHz with timings 16-18-18-36 T2, and allowed the motherboard to set the rest of the timings itself.

 

The X99-Ultra Gaming fairs well against the competition. All scores are within the margin of error of the individual benchmarks (you almost never get the same score twice), and I found no performance pitfalls. Overall, performance is strong.

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