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Gigabyte X99-SLI Motherboard Review

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Posted July 28, 2015 by Kenny in CPU & Motherboards

Overview

Hardware:
 
 
Price at time of Review: $240.99 on Newegg.com
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Simplistic Aesthetics, Stable performance, Great Value for the money
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Memory Overclocking stability pass 3000MHz.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Gigabyte priced this competitively and gives other manufactures a run for there money in the same arena. For a board that can support M.2 SATA, SATA Express, Quad/Triple/Dual SLI or Crossfire, and DDR4 memory of up to 3000MHz out of the box, this is a bargain.
by Kenny
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Benchmarks – Storage, Power Consumption, Temperature

From a storage standpoint, typically we don’t see much gain in performance in overclocking, but for the sake of argument, we ran them with our OC settings. While improvement was there, it was minimal.

Storage

For power consumption, it was no surprise that the 5820K and 5930K Haswell-E Processor required a little more juice when compared to its more mainstream chip, the 4770K. But the most notable item here is that once we used the AMD R9 290, our system did require a bit more juice than a single GTX 780.

Power Consumption

Power Consumption

For Temperatures, we are going to look at both stock settings and our overclocked 4.3GHz settings. With our watercooling set up, you will see that our CPU didn’t pass 66c under full load. We have plenty of headroom for additional overclocking.

If you look at the motherboard or system temps, you will see that while the OverClock gain was very minor, the numbers did move up. Keep in mind that our system was tested on an open test bench so heat shouldn’t be an issue. For those running the motherboard in a case with restricted airflow, you may see some slightly higher temps.

Temp

Now that we have seen all the benchmark results, let’s move forward and wrap things up.

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