Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Motherboard is indeed an eye candy due to the abundance of RGB LED as well as the look and feel of the motherboard itself. This mobo is definitely targeting gamers with it’s specs and features that will surely amp up your gaming experience. Though priced lower than other gaming motherboards, it’s still considered high-end.
First thing you’ll notice is the colorful box that is definitely eye-catching.
Love the packaging and how securely placed the motherboard is, sandwiched in thick foam and enveloped in a nice anti-static plastic.
Here are the accessories it comes with:
- Rear IO shield
- 6x SATA cables.
- 2-way SLI ribbon.
- 3-way spaced SLI bridge
- RGB LED strip extension cable.
- CPU power connector cable.
- G connector (front panel cable assistance block)
- 2x Velcro straps
- Door hanger
- User’s manual and Installation Guidebook
- Case badges
Getting a closer look at the motherboard’s lay-out:
The board has four DIMM slots on either side of the socket, and that spells 128 GB of memory support and for up to 256 GB (with registered DIMMs).
The rear I/O panel has 2 USB 3.1 ports (Type-A and one Type-C) and 6 USB 3.0 ports. And there’s the PS/2 port and audio plugs as well.
Should one opt to make use of the M.2 Wi-Fi port you’ll find dual LAN ports and a bracket to put it a Wi-Fi antennae. For SATA connectivity there’s 8 standard SATA 6 Gb/s ports.
There are 4 PCIe 3.0 (x16 slot)s and 1 PCIe (x1 slot).
The PCH heatsink is that large chunk of metal has a metal cover with their red and white GI Gaming branding. It is well placed so that it aids with airflow.
Here’s a look of the bottom edge of the board:
Over-all, this motherboard would surely add to the aesthetics of your rig as well as provide you with ultimate gaming experience given how powerful this motherboard can be. It has tons of cool features a good value for money considering it’s decorously priced.