Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,459 Reviews & Articles | 65,074 News Posts

GIGABYTE X99-SLI (Intel X99) Motherboard Review (Page 4)

By Steven Bassiri from Jul 21, 2015 @ 9:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Circuit Analysis Continued

gigabyte-x99-sli-intel-motherboard-reviewgigabyte-x99-sli-intel-motherboard-review

An Intel i218v is provided as the PHY for the integrated GBit NIC. Four of the USB 3.0 ports on the backpanel are routed through a NEC/Rensas D720210 which is a 1-to-4 USB 3.0 hub.

gigabyte-x99-sli-intel-motherboard-review

An IDT6V49332 is a clock generator which basically helps out with BCLK overclocking.

gigabyte-x99-sli-intel-motherboard-review

Dual 128Mbit (16MB) BIOS ROMs are provided along with an IT8951E which allows for the addition of USB BIOS recovery in case DualBIOS doesn't work.

gigabyte-x99-sli-intel-motherboard-review

The main SuperIO is an IT8620E which monitors and controls voltage, temperature, and fans. It also provides the PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports on the back. A secondary EC is used, the IT8792E, and it helps the SuperIO. Four nuvoTon NCT3941S provide voltage mode fan control of four headers.

gigabyte-x99-sli-intel-motherboard-reviewgigabyte-x99-sli-intel-motherboard-review

A single NXP L04083B switches bandwidth from the SATA Express (2 SATA ports) to the M.2 slot if needed. Four other NXP L04083B switch two PCI-E lanes each from the first PCI-E 16x slot to the second.

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.

Related Tags