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GIGABYTE X299 Designare EX (Intel X299) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2066 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 18, 2018 4:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

System IO Benchmarks

 

CrystalDiskMark SATA6G:

 

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CrystalDiskMark M.2:

 

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ixChariot Network Throughput:

 

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The X299 Designare EX isn't out yet, so we have hope that GIGABYTE will let off the aggressive link power management, so our sequential SATA speeds go up. You can disable the setting in the UEFI as it's enabled by default. M.2 performance is good, and networking performance is as well.

 

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, the audio performance is solid even though it's just a basic ALC1220 with some capacitors. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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